A US judge has ordered Apple CEO Tim Cook and Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi to testify at trial following Epic Games’ lawsuit against Apple. Apple will make an appearance with documents on how the App Store works, according to reports AppleInsider.
In August 2020, the Epic game Fortnite was banned from the Apple App Store after the developer released a version that deliberately went against the store’s payment rules. Epic sued Apple, which promptly sued them back, and now accuses the company of having a monopoly.
Apple said Cook would attend the trial but asked that his statement be limited to four hours. The company also requested that Federighi be replaced by Eric Neuenshwander, justifying that he is the one in charge of the App Store.
The judge has denied both requests and has said that Cook’s time limit will be decided once Epic has received the requested documents from Apple. Under the decision, Federighi will also have to attend if Epic deems it more relevant.
The trial is expected to start in July 2021.
Original article published in MacWorld Sweden.