Apple threatened the punishment after Epic introduced a new payment system within Fortnite which would have allowed it to get around the 30-percent cut that the iPhone-maker’s App Store takes from all in-app revenue.
Epic losing developer tools would create a ripple effect across the mobile game industry, as Epic also makes the Unreal Engine, a tool that other game developers use to power their three-dimensional graphics. The tool is also used by millions of other developers, including medical imaging companies and car designers, Epic has said… More here.
The above could be better described using the following tweet–
Microsoft (monopoly over Xbox curated gaming platform) sides with Epic (monopoly over curated Unreal Engine gaming platform) in legal battle against Apple (monopoly over curated App Store apps platform).
(Cute…if they say it’s not about the money, it’s about the money!)