Epic asks Supreme Court to uphold lower court’s App Store ruling

American video game company Epic Games on Thursday asked the Supreme Court of the United States to uphold a recent ruling by the Ninth Circuit, in an effort to require Apple to change its ‘’anti-steering’’ practices.

In September 2021, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the U.S. District Court ruled in the Epic v. Apple case that the iPhone-maker didn’t generally violate the antitrust law, but said it must let developers offer alternative payment options in their apps. This was appealed by both Epic and Apple, and affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in this April.

Earlier this month, Apple asked the Supreme Court to overturn the decision of the Ninth Circuit, and was granted a motion that temporarily suspends the ruling, giving it at least 90 days to delay its anti-steering changes and appeal to the highest court in the country.

The Fortnite-maker is now requesting SCOTUS to lift the decision of the lower court, according to Reuters. On Thursday, the company told the Supreme Court that the move to put the case on hold is “far too lenient.”

Written by Sophie Blake


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