Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers provided her ruling in Epic Games vs Apple case. Ruling contains a lot of topics and overall is in favor of Apple.
Epic Games was able to convince the court to remove restrictions in guiding users to other payment methods. However, this part of ruling does not automatically means that Apple could not collect 30% commission over for payments outside In-App Purchases. Moreover, court ruled that Epic Games has to pay Apple 30% of earnings received through its own payment system while Fortnite was available on devices.
Apple is not ruled a monopoly. And Epic Games did not get an ability to run its own App Store on Apple platform.
Also, Apple now has rights to terminate all Epic Games developer accounts, including those needed for Unreal Engine. Apple did not comment on its plans regarding these accounts.
So far, it is known that Epic Games is going to appeal the ruling.
Court ruling (full document): Epic Games, Inc. v. Apple Inc.
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Developer:Check the ruling, no major changes coming in short term, be ready to investigate other payment methods.
QA engineer:Business as usual.
PM/DM:Check the court ruling, await for App Store Review Guidelines updates, no immediate actions are reburied.
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