The ongoing friction between Epic Games and Apple has moved to a different dimension. Epic Games was in trouble as it circumvented Apple’s in-app purchase protocol. Epic Games, on the other hand, officially opposed Apple, saying that Apple’s 30 percent share was quite high and it exploited users. Apple then responded by removing Epic Games’ game Fortnite from the App Store.
Spotify, Tinder, and Epic Games united against Apple
Spotify, Match Group (Tinder’s parent company) and Epic Games, who believe Apple’s trade policy is going to monopolize, have united against Apple to form a non-profit partnership. The purpose of the partnership, known as the App Fair Alliance, is determined to object to Apple’s App Store policy and defend legal and regulatory rights.
In addition to Epic Games, Match and Spotify, other members of the organization include smaller companies such as Basecamp, Blix, Blockchain.com, Deezer and Tile. In addition, developers from Europe, the European Broadcasters Council, European News Media and Protonmail are included in this group. Spotify filed an antitrust suit against Apple in the European Union, while Epic Games sued Apple for alleged monopoly in the US Federal Court in California.
Some developers think Apple’s policies are there to take advantage of Apple services.