Epic vs. Apple opening arguments suggest a bitter battle over iOS’ future

Enlarge / Artist’s conception of what Apple and Epic’s lawyers did to each other in the courtroom today.Epic Games

In leading off the opening arguments in Epic’s long-anticipated bench trial against Apple, the Fortnite studio noted that it was “not suing for damages” or a “special deal.” Instead, Epic’s counsel said, it was “suing for change, not just for itself, but for all developers.”

While “Epic is far from the only unhappy Apple developer and distributor,” Epic’s lawyers said it just happened to be the one company that could “finally [say] enough to Apple’s monopolistic conduct” by “taking on the world’s largest company” in court over

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