The court temporarily banned Apple from banning Epic developers
On August 24, 2020, the first court hearing of Epic Games ' lawsuit against Apple was held. The hearing was held online in Zoom. The trial was conducted by Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers.
The court reviewed Epic Games ' claims against the App Store, examined Apple's arguments, and took note of Microsoft's statement. As a temporary measure, the court issued an order to Apple, in which the company is prohibited from deleting the accounts of developers of Epic Games and Unreal Engine. The court explained that Epic Games and Apple have the right to sue each other, but their conflict should not create problems for other companies.
Also in this ruling, the court allowed Apple not to return Fortnite to the App Store until Epic fixes it and returns the old version of its app. The court announced the version that Epic Games specifically violated the rules of placement in the Apple app store and thereby created a problem for itself.
The next hearing in the case of Epic Games against Apple is scheduled for September 28, 2020.
Epic Games has opened a special portal FreeFortnite, where it explains to users its version of current events against Apple. There is already a warning that iOS users will not be able to access season 14 of Fortnite (season 4, Chapter 2), which will open on August 27.