Apple Calls Fortnite App Store Ban 'Self-Inflicted Wound'

Law360 (August 21, 2020, 9:04 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc. pushed back Friday at Epic Games Inc.'s demand that it restore its popular Fortnite game in the App Store as their antitrust fight plays out in California federal court, calling the game's removal a "self-inflicted wound" that came about after Apple rebuffed Epic's demands for a "special deal."

In a declaration, Apple senior vice president of worldwide marketing Philip W. Schiller said Epic has demanded for months that Apple change Epic's contractual rights and obligations in a way that "would be destructive to Apple's basic business model."

"When Apple refused to fundamentally alter the way it does business to...

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