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  • Epic vs. Apple App Store changes will wait until after the appeal

    lkrupp said:
    if Apple is accurate when it says it may take months to complete, then either Apple will be in violation of a court order, or Apple will have to shut down its store to avoid being in violation of a court order. There are no other options. I'm hoping for the latter, of course.
    You’re hoping for the latter? You’re hoping that Apple is forced to shut down the app store? Wow, what a hater. I had no idea.
    Not so much a hater, but as the post directly above mine demonstrates quite conclusively, it's more of a cult mentality. Clinging to the belief that a spectacular doomsday will come, even though it never actually happens. So a simple ruling for a stay on appeal that is commonplace in the US legal system becomes a reason to comment that Apple could be forced to shut down the App Store in the US, not for the reasons the cult believes it will, but rather for another reason (not enough time to implement a court order).

    If Apple loses any of the appeals, it will be given time to implement the changes. They won't have to be ready the day of the ruling. That's not how this works.
    muthuk_vanalingamwilliamlondon12Strangers
  • Apple has renewed sci-fi original drama 'Invasion' for a second season

    I started watching this without knowing anything about it, but I’ve found it enjoyable. It’s an original take on the alien-invasion genre. It hardly shows the aliens at all for most of the time. It doesn’t explain what’s going on. Instead, it focuses on the chaos and confusion on the ground, a portrait of humanity based on the idea that if there were an alien invasion, they probably wouldn’t announce themselves. There are a lot of unanswered questions, which is okay in the context. Each character holds a piece of the puzzle. 

    It isn’t too hard to guess where it’s going, but at this point it’s still not clear, so I’m not going to say, as I don’t want to spoil it. Also, I could be completely wrong…
    lolliver
  • Apple again asks Court of Appeal to stay Epic Games injunction

    maximara said:
    maximara said:
    I thought this had already been decided and not granted.  What am I missing?
    The first request for a stay was to the original judge. This request is to the circuit Court of Appeals. 

    The original judge was unlikely to grant a stay. The appeals court is the appropriate court to grant a stay, and it seems likely it will do so. 
    Except that is not what the title says: "Apple again asks Court of Appeal to stay Epic Games injunction" ie Apple previously went to the Court of Appeals and was refused.  I again ask what am I missing?
    The “again” in the headline may be correct, in that this could be a second step in the process with the circuit court of appeals, but even if so, then it is still not a reference to the proceeding you were referring to, which was Apple’s first request (in October) for a stay from the original judge in the district court, which was heard November 9 and denied. 
    watto_cobra
  • Apple again asks Court of Appeal to stay Epic Games injunction

    maximara said:
    I thought this had already been decided and not granted.  What am I missing?
    Right. I'd love to hear more on how the "injunction forces changes to its App Store business that would harm customers". I can definitely see how it would hurt Apple's pockets, but not seeing how it would harm customers.
    Apple isn’t exaggerating the impact of changing the methods they use to collect their share of IAPs in mobile games. It’s not a small thing.

    They may be exaggerating its effect on customers, but I suppose that really depends on what Apple does, and how developers respond. Higher prices for Apple customers who don’t want to give their personal information to a company like Epic seems a real possibility, for example. 
    watto_cobra
  • Apple again asks Court of Appeal to stay Epic Games injunction

    maximara said:
    I thought this had already been decided and not granted.  What am I missing?
    The first request for a stay was to the original judge. This request is to the circuit Court of Appeals. 

    The original judge was unlikely to grant a stay. The appeals court is the appropriate court to grant a stay, and it seems likely it will do so. 
    williamlondonwatto_cobra