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In lawsuit, 'Fortnite' maker to test idea of iPhone as market unto itself

In lawsuit, 'Fortnite' maker to test idea of iPhone as market unto itself

‘Fortnite’ maker Epic Games has launched the most significant effort yet to advance the legal theory that Apple’s iPhone ecosystem has become so “sticky” that it is a distinct software market over which Apple exercises monopoly power. On Thursday Epic filed a lawsuit in federal court after Apple pulled “Fortnite” from its App Store to punish Epic for implementing a payment mechanism that bypassed Apple’s practice of taking a 30% commission on in-app purchases.

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