Analysis | Apple called its Epic ruling a ‘huge win.’ It wasn’t.

Analysis Apple called its Epic ruling a ‘huge win

The best news for Apple is that the judge rejected Epic’s claim that the iOS App Store represents a market unto itself, with Apple ruling a 100 percent monopoly. Instead, the judge found that the market in which Epic Games’ applications compete is “digital mobile game transactions,” a sector that includes Google’s Android platform. Nor was she convinced by Epic’s arguments that Apple “blocks” users with policies and services, such as iMessage, that make it too expensive to switch to Android. He noted that Apple’s high customer satisfaction ratings suggest that most users stick around because they like it, not because they’re stuck.

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