Epic pays Apple $6M as judge ordered after filing appeal of antitrust decision

Epic's Tim Sweeney warns: 'Apple Tax is far more pernicious than many realize'


CARY – Epic Games has paid Apple $6 million as ordered by the federal judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in her decision about the dueling anitrust suits the companies filed against each other.

Epic CEO and founder Tim Sweeney posted a short tweet Monday night about the move.

The Tweet came hours after Epic filed a formal appeal of the decision which ordered Apple to allow alternative payment systems in its App Store but did not declarer Apple to be a monopoly. Sweeney said Epic would “fight on” after the court decision on Friday.

“Epic has paid Apple $6,000,000 as ordered by the court,” he wrote.

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The judge ordered Epic to pay the money for developing and implementing an alternative payment system to Apple which was prohibited by terms of use for the App Store. Epic was protesting Apple’s 30% fee for in-app purchases, something Epic labeled as a tax.

Sweeney included an interesting piece of artwork with the Tweet:

The Apple image Tim Sweeney included in his tweet on Sept. 13 in wake of Epic-Apple trial decision.

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