Apple CEO Tim Cook dinner confronted pointed questioning from Choose Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers throughout his long-awaited testimony within the Epic Video games v. Apple trial Friday.
Rogers wrapped up almost three weeks of witness testimony with an prolonged back-and-forth with Cook dinner. She started by asking a few hypothetical scenario by which Fortnite‘s in-game V-Bucks forex was accessible for a cheaper price on the net than by the iOS app itself. What could be fallacious with the app presenting customers with the choice to make that extra reasonably priced buy—or at the least offering that data to the customers within the app?
Cook dinner responded that “if you happen to enable folks to hyperlink out like that, you’ll basically hand over the entire return on our IP.” Earlier in his testimony, Cook dinner stated by means of analogy that letting apps direct customers to commission-free buy choices outdoors of the App Retailer “could be akin to Apple going out to Finest Purchase, placing an indication there the place we promote you may go throughout the road to the Apple Retailer to purchase an iPhone. If the hassle goes into transacting with the shopper [in the app], it looks like it should occur within the app.”
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