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Tim Cook and Tim Sweeney to testify at trial between Apple and Epic Games


Epic Games and Apple executives will witness the litigation between the companies. Business Insider writes about this with reference to court documents. Testimony will be given not only by Tim Cook and Tim Sweeney, but also by other top managers.

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On the Apple side, testimony will be provided by CEO Tim Cook, senior vice president Craig Federighi, and former chief marketing officer and current vice president of App Store Matt Fischer. Epic Games will be represented by CEO Tim Sweeney, Store Manager Steve Allison and Head of Online Strategy, Thomas Ko.

Apple is still confident in its strengths. In a conversation with Bloomberg, company representatives said that “Intend to prove that Epic Games deliberately violated the rules solely to increase its own income”

The conflict between the companies arose in August 2020. Epic Games considered the 30% App Store commission too high and attempted to bypass the store to sell in-game items in Fortnite. Because of this, Apple blocked the shooter in its service, after which the developers filed a lawsuit.

Sweeney said he is fighting for the rights of developers and consumers. In response, Apple accused him of lying, claiming that he approached the company demanding exclusive terms for Epic Games. The trial is scheduled for May 2021.

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