Apple appeals ruling in Epic Games lawsuit, requests stay on App Store changes

Apple on Friday filed an appeal of U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers’ ruling on Epic Games lawsuit, and seeks to stay an injunction that would force change to the App Store’s “anti-steering” provisions.

Epic GamesLodged with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Apple’s appeal and motion to stay could push back enforcement of court-ordered App Store changes for years.While Apple prevailed on nine out of 10 counts, Judge Rogers took issue with App Store rules that prohibit developers from including options to direct customers to third-party payment methods. An order accompanying the decision called on Apple to eliminated the restrictions and allow developers to “[communicate] with customers through points of contact obtained voluntarily from customers through account registration within the app.”

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