The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has agreed to hear Apple’s motion to suspend the enforcement of an injunction. It is reported that the ban will force the company to modify its App Store policy.After the decision in the Epic Games v. Apple case, Apple filed an appeal and motion to suspend the permanent ban on the App Store’s “reverse direction” regulations. In other words, it is a rule that prohibits developers from advertising cheaper prices outside of the App Store.
U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled that althoughAppleNot a monopolist, but at least it prohibits Apple from enforcing one of its reversal rules. The ban on these rules is scheduled to take effect on December 9.
In addition to Apple’s appeal, its motion for extension will also postpone the ban to a later date. The U.S. District Court has decided on Tuesday, local time, that it will hear Apple’s suspension motion through Zoom at 2 pm Pacific time on November 9th.
As early as October, Apple slightly relaxed its reversal regulations. More specifically, it abolished the App Store developer guidelines, which prohibits developers from using customer contact information to promote alternative payment systems. This is different from the court’s decision, which will force Apple to allow in-app buttons or links to external payment platforms.
Epic Games has opposed the suspension, saying that Apple should not be qualified to do so.