Apple won’t let Fortnite back on iOS until the Epic v. Apple verdict is final

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Fortnite will not be returning to the iOS App Store anytime soon, according to a series of emails published on Twitter on Wednesday by Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney.

Epic’s iOS developer account had been suspended as a result of company’s intentional violations of the App Store guidelines in August 2020, which set the stage for the companies’ court battle. But in the wake of the ruling earlier this month, the state of Epic’s iOS apps — particularly Fortnite — has been unclear.

The emails published on Wednesday indicate Epic Games’s various apps are unlikely to return to the App Store for the forseeable future. One letter published by Sweeney — dated September 21st and sent by lawyers representing Apple — informs…

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