Apple boss Tim Cook has defended the rules of the App Stores of its Group in the process strained by the video game developer Epic Games (“Fortnite”).
USA – Without control of the offered apps, the online marketplace would become a “poisonous chaos”, Cook said yesterday before the Federal Court in California Oakland.
Without complete control, Apple could not comply with “Privacy and Security” for application programs.
“It would also be awful for the developer (from apps) because the developer depends that the store is a safer and trusted place,” said as a witness-loaded Cook. The Apple boss denied that the profit margin of the iPhone manufacturer in apps is about 80 percent, without calling accurate numbers.
Method with possible great effects
In the procedure that could have far-reaching effects on the entire industry, it’s about Apple’s market power through its App Store. The online store is listed on its mobile devices from apps and play only from their own app store. As a payment method, the Group prescribes its own system Apple Pay and draws up to 30 percent of the revenue of app providers as a fee.
The dispute with Epic Games escalated in August, when the playman tried to avoid Apple Pay as a means of payment. Apple then banished “Fortnite” the most popular game of the developer from his App Store. Epic Games pulled against Apple in court.