Apple witness says company would need to modify software, hardware to support third-party app stores

A witness in the Apple v. Epic Games case says that the Cupertino tech giant would need to redesign its software and hardware to allow alternative app stores, though some are doubtful about the claim.

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On Wednesday, Apple filed summaries of its expert witness reports, including a rebuttal from Dr. Daniel L. Rubinfeld that claims that Apple would need to “redesign its hardware and software … to make the iPhone interoperable with alternative app stores and with apps that would not qualify under Apple’s app-review guidelines.”

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