Epic vs Apple judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers refused to grant Apple a stay on the order that requires the company to let developers add links to alternative payment options for in-app purchases. Currently, developers are required to use Apple's payment system and pay a 15 to 30 percent commission to the company. In the original order, issued on September 10, Rogers ruled in favor of Apple on 9 out of the 10 counts, but said that the company's anti-steering laws were in violation of California’s Unfair Competition Law, and issued an injunction saying the company cannot prohibit developers from " including in their apps and their metadata buttons, external links, or other calls to action that direct customers to purchasing mechanisms, in addition to In-App Purchasing." This injunction was set to go into effect on December 9, but Apple asked the court to stay it until the appeals filed by both Apple and Epic are resolved, which could take years. But the company's request was denied on November 9. The iPhone-maker, however, is expected to appeal to a higher court for a stay. A spokesperson for the company said: Apple believes no additional business changes should be required to take effect until all appeals in this case are resolved. We intend to ask the Ninth Circuit for a stay based on these circumstances. Why was Apple's request denied? When denying the company's request, Judge Rogers said: "Apple’s motion is based on a selective reading of this Court’s findings and ignores all of…
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