Fortnite maker and Apple duel in filings as App Store trial nears

San Francisco (AFP) – Epic Games and Apple dueled on Thursday in legal filings ahead of a trial over whether to break the iPhone maker’s tight grip on the App Store. Epic, the maker of the massively popular Fortnite game, accused Apple of trapping people in its mobile device world and collecting “outsized commission” at the App Store that serves as the only source of digital content. Apple countered that it has no monopoly when it comes to digital games and that the suit is part of an effort by Epic to portray “Apple as the ‘bad guy’ so that it can revive flagging interest in Fortnite.” Apple …

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