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Main thrust of Apple attorney questions this am: Getting Epic CEO to acknowledge that Epic used lots of Apple tools/tech/terms to get Fortnite into iOS. Idea is to knock down Epic’s argument that Apple doesn’t deserve the $$$$ it makes from App Store.— Peter Kafka (@pkafka) May 4, 2021
Hmmm. Epic’s lawyer asks Sweeney, “If Apple told you the deal would only be with you and no other developers,” referencing a carve-out for lower App Store commission, “would you have accepted that deal?”— Nick Statt (@nickstatt) May 4, 2021
"Yes I would have,” Sweeney says.
Huh — Simon says Apple refused to let it prominently mention COVID-19 in an update that appeared in its app, because it worried the topic —including just mentioning lockdowns — would be “potentially triggering.” This was the day before it released its own COVID-19 screening app.— Adi Robertson (@thedextriarchy) May 4, 2021
Blunt response from SVP of software Eddy Cue, who reports directly to Cook:— Patrick McGee (@PatrickMcGee_) May 4, 2021
2013: "The reason we lost Safari on Windows is the same reason we are losing Safari on Mac. We didn't innovate or enhance Safari....We had an amazing start and then stopped innovating.... 2/3 pic.twitter.com/ichZVXMK2z
Just a sense that Sweeney wasn't prepared much or he didn't listen. Answer to— Ian Sherr (@iansherr) May 4, 2021
Epic lawyer: "If Apple had told you that it would offer you a deal and no other developers would you have accepted that deal?"
Wright, now on redirect with Epic’s lawyer, asked what would happen if the rules applying to cloud gaming applied to video streaming services.— Nick Statt (@nickstatt) May 5, 2021
"Netflix wouldn’t exist today,” Wright says. Because every single tv show and movie on Netflix would have to be an individual app.
Day 2 of livetweeting the Apple/Epic trial starts in 15 minutes. Expecting more cross-examination of Epic CEO Tim Sweeney, plus witnesses from Nvidia and Xbox, and god willing better audio. Coverage of yesterday below: https://t.co/j3G9U1FJOj https://t.co/57rFWRifAx— Adi Robertson (@thedextriarchy) May 4, 2021
Apple/Epic trial Day 3 starts in 30. We’ll hear more from Nvidia’s Aashish Patel, then Lori Wright of Xbox, Epic’s Andrew Grant and Thomas Ko — and then our first Apple exec, Matthew Fischer. Here’s what happened yesterday https://t.co/8PAM7FFZPE https://t.co/JbBaxIWK8P— Adi Robertson (@thedextriarchy) May 5, 2021
For Apple it’s a win if Nvidia is providing an amazing service through the Safari browser outside the App Store, obviously. “Has Apple done anything to stop Nvidia from offering GeForce Now on Safari?” lawyer asks. Patel says no.— Adi Robertson (@thedextriarchy) May 4, 2021
Microsoft's feud with Apple over xCloud on iOS got a rival kicked from the App Store. Shadow disappeared last year, after Microsoft was trying to work out why other cloud gaming apps were not being blocked. Details here: https://t.co/LySpAyGrvl pic.twitter.com/SrzieTyJIW— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) May 5, 2021
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