The ruling from US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers includes a single-page permanent injunction demanding that Apple open up payment options for any software sellers on the App Store. In other words, Epic Games' effort to add Epic-specific payment links inside the free-to-play game Fortnite, and thus duck out of paying Apple's 30 percent fee on in-app transactions, can now happen.
While Epic Games' general stance about payment options on the App Store has succeeded, leading to the injunction, Epic itself faces consequences due to the court not finding Apple in breach of contract. In particular, Epic must pay damages to Apple to make up for the 30 percent cut of Fortnite in-app purchases that would have been paid by Epic to Apple in the first place, had Fortnite not instituted its own payment model for three months in 2020. That amount alone is $3.65 million, and the ruling mentions other damages as well.so epic wins the right to offer direct payment. apple can kick them off the app store anyways...