The Apple kontra Epic perből it turned out that Apple earned at least $ 100 million in commission from the popular Fortnite game.
That amount was earned by Apple during its two-and-a-half-year operation of the Epic game in the App Store, according to an ongoing antitrust lawsuit.
Michael Schmid, one of Apple’s executives overseeing the business development of games on the App Store, revealed the amount during a hearing on Wednesday, Bloomberg reported. Asked if Apple earned more than $ 200 million from Fortnite-related fees, Schmid said he would answer that.
“It would not be appropriate”.
Apple passed the Epic Games filter out of the App Store last year after Epic introduced its own system for in-app payments, bypassing Apple’s requirement for some developers to use their own payment system, which charges up to 30 percent commission.
An illegal monopoly, according to Epic
Epic, thus cut off from the lucrative audience of iPhone and iPad users, has sued Apple in a federal court in Northern California, claiming that Apple’s business policy is effectively building a monopoly.
Commissions from the App Store brought Apple $ 22 billion in 2020 alone, according to Bloomberg. If Epic’s lawsuit is successful, Apple could lose one of its most important sources of revenue.
Apple chief Tim Cook, who is said to be Apple’s last witness in the lawsuit that began on May 3, testified on Friday morning.