Lies and statistics
liesnstatistics
Aug 13
1

1) They make iPhones powerful enough to run Epic’s games. Without that, there is no market, period. 100% of nothing is still nothing. Read more

Aug 13
7

Some people may be upset by this action/movement, I understand that Epic Games isn’t exactly a favorite around here. But I’m honestly happy and excited that a major company is finally suing Apple over the monopoly it commands over it’s store and applications. I hope they lose and rework their restrictions. There’s no Read more

Aug 13
17

The store you linked to seems to rely on Apple’s Enterprise Development Program, which is not supposed to be used outside a single organization, has limits on the total number of installs, and holds the risk that Apple will terminate your account if you’re found distributing outside of your organization. This isn’t a Read more

Aug 13
10

That’s splitting hairs. What percent of customers are aware of or able to use an alternative? Apple goes above and beyond to make you think the App Store is the only way (and frankly, the only legal way), even if this is not technically true. Just as users COULD get an Internet Explorer alternative on Windows, but Read more

Aug 13
4

I probably should have said easily instead of legally. You can put other apps on the phone with not using the AppStore, but it’s a pain and like 99.9% of iPhone users just use the AppStore.

Aug 13
11

Well, that’s really janky and cumbersome method, but, sure, you can say there are other options. It’s just a terrible one.

Aug 13
4

If Epic decided tomorrow to take a 30% cut of everything sold through its store, there are other official avenues publishers can go down to sell their titles to customers. This prevents any one store from taking an exorbitant cut of the profits for itself. Epic isn’t saying Apple shouldn’t take a cut of everything but Read more

Aug 13
2

They would be similarly pissed if someone launched on Epic Store and bypassed their in-game purchase options. Read more

Aug 13
14

If Valve and Epic had somehow reached an agreement to put CS:GO on the Epic Store, and then Valve suddenly made it so the in-game payments had to go through Steam thus denying Epic any revenue at all, I highly doubt Mr. Sweeney would be accommodating of that either. Read more

Aug 13
11

Honestly, both companies have shitty behavior but Apple needs to be taken down a peg. They have a 30% cut of EVERY piece of monetization on their platform. It’s shitty, and they will keep pushing on it until this goes to court. Read more

Aug 13
33

The difference here is that the AppStore is the only way you can legally install apps on the iPhone. On Windows, you don’t have to use the Windows store.

Aug 13
1

Except for the fact that they didn’t Dev the iPhone for Fortnite... It’s a nice co-incidence but it wasn’t developed to meet their needs and even without Epic content would most likely be at it’s current level simply to keep up with rivals like Samsung. 2. The tools are paid for by the developers not the other way Read more

Aug 13
10

The safety argument has merit, in so much as it prevents arbitrary apps from injecting things that cost real money in deceptive ways such that users spend money without realizing it, or that the payment method steals their personal information. Read more

Aug 13
10

And what they’re saying is I’d say 100% correct... apple has made more profit from Epic than Epic has from Apple... they bore zero of the development costs for the game... zero of the marketing costs... and they’re reaping a load of monetary benefit from it.

Aug 13
23

This is a fascinating one-two punch with the Microsoft news. Timing seems deliberate, especially since the Justice Dept is currently investigating Apple Store practices. My guess is that they’re trying to angle for an anti-trust argument and use that pressure to get concessions. And, I mean, are they exactly wrong? Read more

Aug 13
29

This is a lot of corporate positioning. Microsoft, Epic, Facebook, and Google are all building their case to file an anti-competitive lawsuit against Apple. I wouldn’t be shocked if Basecamp (Hey! email app) is part of it too. Read more