Epic Games tells court Fortnite could suffer 'irreparable harm' if Apple does not reinstate it

Apple does not allow users of its popular devices to download apps from anywhere but its App Store.

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Daily active users of the game have dropped by more than 60 percent since Fortnite was removed.
SAN FRANCISCO: Epic Games is trying to convince a California court to reinstate Fortnite on the Apple App Store pending legal proceedings, arguing that doing so is in the "public interest," court documents show.

If not, the game could suffer "irreparable harm," the company's lawyers said in a new lawsuit delivered Friday.

The gambit comes amid a battle over whether Apple's tight control over the App Store, and its 30 percent cut of revenue, counts as monopolistic behavior.


Apple pulled Fortnite from its online mobile apps marketplace on August 13 after Epic released an update that dodges revenue sharing with the iPhone maker.

Last month a US court rejected Epic's bid to have Fortnite reinstated on the App Store, saying its eviction by Apple was a "self-inflicted wound."

"Over 116 million registered users have accessed Fortnite through iOS - more than any other platform," Epic says in the new complaint.
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"By eliminating many of these players from Fortnite, and blocking Fortnite's ability to access over a billion iOS users, Apple is irreparably harming Epic's chances," it continues.

Daily active users have dropped by more than 60 percent since Fortnite was removed, it says, while Epic's reputation has also taken a hit.

"Epic may never see these users again," the lawsuit says.

But it did not back down from its fight against Apple, stating that the tech giant "is a monopolist."
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Due to the legal row, Fortnite fans using iPhones or other Apple products no longer have access to the latest game updates, including the new season released at the end of August.

Apple does not allow users of its popular devices to download apps from anywhere but its App Store.
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A Sigh Of Relief: Apple iOS 13.3 Released, Reportedly Fixes The Most ‘Annoying’ Bugs
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Back when Apple announced iOS 13 at the last WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference), probably no Apple user had expected so many bugs and issues to creep into their phones. Apple delivered most of the features it had promised with iOS 13.2 which was rolled out on October 30.

However, to fix the problems that users are facing, Apple has released iOS 13.3 to those who had signed up for beta testing. Reportedly, iOS 13.3 has fixed quite a few bugs, including the one which is being dubbed as the most ‘annoying’ problem till date.

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A large number of users had raised issues with iOS 13 because the apps were apparently refreshing on their own which lead to users losing data. iPhones were automatically refreshing the apps which were previously accessed, a problem which users didn’t face with the previous versions of iOS.

“I was watching a video on YouTube [sic] on my iPhone 11 Pro I pause the video to respond to a text message. I was in iMessage for less than one minute. When I returned to YouTube it reloaded the app and I lost the video I was watching,” stated one of the forum members called Rogifan

After iOS 13.3 release, one of the beta testers took to Twitter to share that Apple had reportedly fixed the issue. He said that he had 32 apps open on his iPhone 11 Pro Max and none of them refreshed.

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iOS 13.3 comes with a new feature called ‘Communication Limits’. The iPhone will now have an app called Screen Time which allows users to limit texting, calling and FaceTime for their children.

Additionally, parents can also limit the usage time for different apps on the phone such as FaceTime, Phone app and Messages.

Previously, Screen Time could not block specific contacts but it has been fixed now. What’s more? Parents can also set limits on call duration depending upon whom their children are talking to.

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iOS 13.3 also comes with another minor update. It allows users to control when they want to see Memojis and Animojis.

In Settings > General > Keyboard, you can now turn off Animoji and Memoji Stickers from being displayed on the emoji keyboard.

For the uninitiated, Animojis are 3D, animated emojis that transform familiar emojis to animated messages. Memojis, on the other hand, are personalised Animojis, akin to Snapchat’s Bitomji, that look exactly like the user.

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It seems like a good time to own an iPhone because almost all the problems that users have been facing are now being resolved. Twitter, too, has released an iOS bug fix that stops the timeline from auto-scrolling.

If the Twitter app has been acting up on your iPhone lately, you are not alone. The frustrating auto-scroll issue in iOS has been fixed by the good folks at Twitter with the latest 8.1.5 version of Twitter on the Apple App Store.

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To get iOS 13.3, go to beta.apple.com and sign up for beta. Then, go to Settings > General > Profile to select the beta profile.

Once you’ve done that, you’ll download beta updates just like regular iOS updates: by heading to Settings > General > Software Update

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