Even though Apple won Epic vs. Apple in a big way, it’s fascinating
Apple has filed to appeal the ruling in its major trial against Epic. While Apple largely won that case (the company called the ruling a “great victory”) Judge Gonzalez Rogers ruled in Apple’s favor in nine of the ten claims Epic brought against the company, It lost on an important point: The judge found that Apple violated California’s anti-steering rules and demanded that Apple let developers link to external payment systems. That policy would have come into force in December, but it could be extended beyond that given the appeal.
It is important to note that Apple has only filed for appeal; We don’t know whether the court will grant the appeal — and the stay that would prevent Apple from enforcing the anti-steering rules — yet. When the ruling originally went in September, Apple said at the time that it had not decided whether to appeal.
We are updating this post along with other things we learn from the appeal request.