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ArianneFeldry said:How would consumers not win? Say Epic wins and they get the fee reduced, the ability for direct payments, or more hopefully, we get full sideloading on iOS. For the first situation we could get cheaper apps, as developers could reduce the price of the apps themselves or the price of In App Purchases, something good for the consumer. For the second we got proof that it would be better for the consumer, as the price of V-Bucks was cheaper with the option for directly purchasing the V-Bucks from Epic rather than through Apple's processor. For the third consumers wouldn't be beholden to the App Store. Stadia and Xcloud would be usable on iOS, Much more open source development could occur on iOS because developers wouldn't have to subscribe to a $100 fee to host their apps on the store. Hell, with sideloading we could get app stores that actually show off more than regurgitate the top apps of each category.
They birdied the lead. This group is owned by SoftBank. SoftBank is the company that pledged to invest 10 billion in US tech development. They have their hands buried in tech and this screams ANTITRUST VIOLATION. Let’s buy up all the patents we can to sue as many tech firms as possible, to get money from each item they produce. I have a feeling SoftBank knows exactly what is going on. This needs investigated thoroughly.