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Apple CEO Tim Cook to Testify in the Dramatic ‘Fortnite’ Trial

Apple CEO Tim Cook called up to testify in the Fortnite trial on Monday. Many executives of the company are set to join the trial with then being the prime witnesses of the case. The drama between Apple Inc and Epic Games continues to raise eyebrows across the world. The star-studded affair commenced when Epic Games Fortnite had some troubleshooting issues on the iOS platforms.

“Our senior executives look forward to sharing with the court the very positive impact the App store has had on innovation, economies across the world, and the customer experience over the last 12 years,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement according to CNN.

In August 2020, Apple and Alphabet Inc. removed Epic Games‘ Fortnite from the app stores over troubleshooting and technical concerns. The removal came subsequently after Epic tried to bypass a cut charged on in-game purchases by the tech giants.

Epic allegedly filed a lawsuit earlier in 2020 stating that the company has deliberately removed the app from their stores. Apple CEO Tim Cook reverberated to the news to being nothing more than a basic disagreement over money. Apple countersued Epic for not abiding by the agreements of the contract.

Top executives from the California-based tech giant, Cupertino along with executives from Epic are expected to testify in-person in the next week. After Epic’s gamble didn’t pay off, Cupertino slashed its App store fee to 15% for small businesses earning up to $1million per year.

The move was a replication of Google’s initiative last week which saw a 15% decline in the fees for businesses across the state. Due to all the drama circulating around this trial, Apple shares opened 0.45% lower at $119.99 on Monday.

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