Fortnite maker sues Apple in battle over direct payments
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fortnight's biggest battle yet is against Apple Epic Games.
The maker fortnight sued Apple after its game was removed from the App Store for iPhones and iPads.
The fight is over App Store fees and direct payments.
Fortnite added a way for players to pay for in game items directly to Epic instead of having players go through Apple, which takes a 30% cut of every transaction.
The doing direct payments is against Apple's App Store rules, and so fortnight got the boot.
But Epic Games was ready for retaliation.
It aired a video that parodies Apple's famous 1984 commercial.
Protesting when it called the App Store monopoly, and epic filed a lawsuit claiming Apple is seeking to control markets, block competition and stifle innovation.
Apple released a statement suggesting it does not support epics push for a special arrangement and it would work with Epic to resolve the violation.
Apple has recently defended its App Store fees as a commission that's similar to a competitor's would charge.
Meanwhile, Apple is in the news for another type of service feed.
Bloomberg reports Apple is looking into creating a workout class subscription service.
These virtual fitness classes could be streamed on Apple devices and compete with other fitness programs like Peloton and ClassPass.
Bloomberg reported this could be folded into something new called Apple One.
It would be a payment bundle for all of Apple's various services, that includes Apple Music, Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade.
Nothing official has been announced yet by Apple, but the report suggests it would be revealed with the next iPhone in the fall.
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