Tim Sweeney’s June 30 Letter to Apple

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney, in a letter to Apple on June 30:

Please confirm within two weeks if Apple agrees in principle to allow Epic to provide a competing app store and competing payment processing, in which case we will meet with your team to work out the details including Epic’s firm commitment to utilize any such features diligently to protect device security, customer privacy, and a high-quality user experience. If we do not receive your confirmation, we will understand that Apple is not willing to make the changes necessary to allow us to provide Android customers with the option of choosing their app store and payment processing system.

Hard to believe Apple didn’t go for this. Such careful copy-and-pasting makes for such a compelling argument.

Friday, 21 August 2020