Judge Criticizes Apple's 'Decisions Without Data' in App Store Changes

Judge Criticizes Apple’s ‘Decisions Without Data’ in App Store Changes

Recent testimony in the ongoing legal battle between Apple and Fortnite developer Epic Games has revealed that major app developers have not embraced Apple’s new outside payment options earlier this year, citing high fees and a lack of meaningful changes. The judge in the case criticized Apple’s new policies, saying, “I’m looking for data and it sounds like you all made lots of decisions without data.”

Bloomberg reports that in a multi-day hearing overseen by U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, it was revealed that Apple’s recent changes to its App Store policies have failed to attract major app developers. The changes, introduced in January as a remedy for anti-competitive practices, allow third-party apps sold in the U.S. to include an outside link to a developer website for

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