'Fortnite' Maker Epic, Discontent With Mixed Ruling, To Continue Legal Fight Against Apple

Epic Games, the maker of "Fortnite," plans to appeal a court ruling in its antitrust case against Apple Inc AAPL, Reuters reported on Sunday, citing a legal filing. 

What Happened: A federal judge on Friday delivered a mixed decision that favored the Cupertino, California-based tech giant on many counts but said Apple would have to loosen some rules for developers.

The ruling allows the iPhone maker to continue its prohibition of third-party, in-app payment systems and lets Apple continue to charge commissions of 15% to 30% for its own in-app payment system.  

See Also: Apple Should Bring 'Fortnite' Back On iPhone App Store, Says Epic Games, Armored With New South Korean Law

Epic said it would continue its legal fight.  

Why It Matters: Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney on Friday tweeted to say the ruling is not a win for developers or the consumers. 

As per Reuters, Apple's critics and rivals are more likely to turn to legislators, rather than courts, to pursue the changes they seek.

See Also: Apple Hasn't Done Enough To Address Antitrust Concerns, Says Klobuchar As Lawmakers Remain Adamant On Overhaul 

Price Action: Apple shares closed 3.3% lower at $148.97 on Friday.

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