[Reuters]–Apple’s Tim Cook filed a lawsuit filed by Epic Games, which developed the popular game “Fortnite,” for abusing its exclusive position in the app distribution service “App Store.” Cook’s CEO appeared in court on the 21st and testified for more than two hours.
Federal Court Judge Yvonne González Rogers asked the CEO to explain whether Apple can justify profiting from app developers and whether Apple is really facing market competition.
He argued that Apple’s profits from game developers “look disproportionate.”
“Only those who make a lot of money are paying 30% (commission),” the CEO said. Epic’s claim that the App Store’s operating margin has reached 78% does not reflect the full cost of running the App Store.
Apple claims that the rules for developers are aimed at protecting customers’ information and protecting them from malicious software.