While Apple defeated Epic on nearly all accounts, the judge did find Apple guilty of violating California's anti-steering rules. A permanent injunction was ordered restraining Apple from prohibiting developers from linking third party payment mechanisms or communicating with customers. Apple was given until December 9th to make the changes.
According to the motion filed today, Apple is asking the court to suspend the injunction until its appeal is decided.
Apple asks the Court to suspend the requirements of its injunction until the appeals filed by both Epic and Apple have been resolved. The company understands and respects the Court’s concerns regarding communications between developers and consumers. Apple is carefully working through many complex issues across a global landscape, seeking to enhance information flow while protecting both the efficient functioning of the App Store and the security and privacy of Apple’s customers. Striking the right balance may solve the Court’s concerns making the injunction (and perhaps even Apple’s appeal itself) unnecessary. A stay is warranted in these circumstances.
You can read the full motion at the link below...
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