Judge denies Apple’s request to delay App Store changes in Epic games case

Apple’s request for a stay in the Epic vs Apple legal battle has been denied. The judge in the case, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, ruled on Tuesday that Apple must comply with her previous order to allow developers to add buttons, external links, or other calls to action to direct users to third-party payment platforms.

Apple, meanwhile, has already said it plans to appeal this decision.

During a virtual hearing today, Apple argued that it would be “exceedingly complicated” to make the ordered changes to the App Store by the ordered December deadline.

Apple plans to appeal today’s ruling against its request for a delay. In a statement to Bloomberg, Apple 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.”

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