G. McConway
August 11, 2023

Apple Gets Big Win from Supreme Court… But May Only Be Temporary

Apple was just handed a major break by the Supreme Court.

After having lost a lower court decision and an appeals case, Apple will be permitted to keep its payment process in place, at least for now.

The Supreme Court ruled that the lower court's ruling will be put on hold while the case continues to play out.

Would Be Devastating

If you have a product up in the Apple app store, you lose as much as 30 percent commission to Apple.

Epic Games is trying to fight that to allow third-party processors to handle payment. If they win this case, it will mean more profits for the people that actually make the games and cut into Apple's bottom line.

At 30 percent, it might as well be the mafia running Apple.

Reuters reported, "Liberal Justice Elena Kagan, acting for the Supreme Court, denied Epic's request to lift a decision by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that effectively delayed implementing an injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers barring certain App Store rules, while Apple pursues a Supreme Court appeal."

The antitrust aspect of the initial case was lost by Epic Games, but Judge Rogers ruled that state competition laws were being violated, which is huge for Epic Games.

Apple would literally have to revamp its entire business model if Epic wins this case.

Apple stated, "Apple will be required to change its business model to comply with the injunction before judicial review has been completed.

"The undisputed evidence establishes that the injunction will limit Apple's ability to protect users from fraud, scams, malware, spyware, and objectionable content."

For now, Epic goes into a holding pattern while this all plays out, with the company calling the decision far too "lenient," reported Yahoo! News.

Apple, meanwhile, is probably scrambling like mad trying to figure out what it will do if the court sides against it on a permanent basis.

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