This call sounds like it's coming from a bad Taco Bell drive through speaker, but it _sounds_ like Apple's lawyers are questioning Tim Sweeny, and he's struggling a bit.
They asked if Sweeny specifically had a problem with Apple taking a 30% cut, and he said no, only that he wants to be able to ship his own store. Seems like not a helpful answer to Epic.
Now this lawyer (who I'm still assuming is Apple's lawyer) is asking if any of this was brought up with Apple *before* Epic signed their contract, and there are long pauses and evasive answers from Sweeny. Also lots of "I don't remembers."
I'm assuming this is Apple's lawyer still because if this is Epic's lawyer they're either doing a bad job or there is a heck of a plot twist coming.
Looking through the documents that came out today, and listening to Tim Sweeny talk about partners and competitors, I feel like Epic maybe should have reconsidered this case based on the prospect of discovery. None of this is really helpful.
On this call they didn't mute participants, so you can hear everything being said by people who didn't mute their phones. Also very distracting.
(It's here if you want to listen: )
Interesting argument from Sweeny that being able to buy IAP in Fortnite on Xbox and use that same IAP in Fortnite on Playstation is the equivalent of Sony allowing outside stores on Playstation.

Big reach, and isn't relevant to a lot of content. Still the best argument so far.
Who-I'm-assuming-is-Apple's-lawyer-still rapidly swatted it down by pointing out that cross platform content is only true for very specific types of content.
Apple's also making a good argument of "If you're suing us why are you not suing Microsoft/Nintendo/Sony"

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