Epic Games says Apple will not disable ‘Sign in with Apple’, a way to sign in, in Fortnite. The way of logging in would no longer work from Friday, but Apple would have postponed that step until further notice. Apple has now responded.
Epic says that Apple has given an ‘indefinite delay’ for disabling ‘Sign in with Apple’, but the company still recommends that users prepare for that step and enter an email address and possibly a password Fortnite on iOS.
Apple says in a statement to The Verge that it has not taken steps to make the way of logging in no longer work, although that statement leaves open the possibility that the company would take those steps on Friday.
Disabling sign-in via Apple would be the next step in the battle between Apple and Epic. The legal battle between the two companies started when Epic introduced its own payment system in August, after which Apple removed the Fortnite game from the App Store. Google did the same in its digital app store.
Subsequently, Epic Games filed a lawsuit against both parties, over the monopoly of the two companies and the restrictions of the policy on third parties. In an earlier preliminary ruling, a judge indicated that Apple may block Fortnite, but the developer account Epic owns for the Unreal engine should not be banned. This case between Apple and Epic will officially begin on September 28.