Late last week, when the Apple lawsuit launched by Epic Games came to an end, the chief executives of the Cupertino company were called to the bar. After the surprise intervention of Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, it was Tim Cook’s turn to appear before the judge.
Three weeks after the testimony of Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic Games, Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, was called to the bar last Friday. Like Craig Federighi, Tim Cook’s goal was to use the security of the Apple ecosystem as an argument against Epic Games’ allegations.
Tim Cook in bad shape
Not only did Tim Cook reveal incomprehensible scientific calculations, but he also said, “The confidentiality of our point of view is one of the most important issues of the century, and security is the foundation on which confidentiality is based.” The latter adds that technology has an unfortunate tendency to suck a lot of data from their users, and according to Tim Cook, Apple needs to provide devices that can bypass it.
According to Apple’s CEO, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez asked Rogers a series of questions that, without disclosing her final opinion, may indicate that she needs more clarity on Tim’s words. Cook.
Despite Apple’s efforts to demonstrate its heavy investments in making the work of developers easier, including implementing APIs like Metal or CoreML, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers remains in doubt. She is particularly interested in in-game microtransactions, a practice she doesn’t seem to like as Apple receives a commission for each of these transactions.
On Monday, May 24th, 2021, it will be time to discuss these three long process weeks. We are now waiting for the final verdict.
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