Epic, Apple trade shots in opening statements

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The Epic Games v. Apple trial is underway, with both parties making their opening statements in the US District Court case today.

Epic counsel devoted the early part of its statement to characterizing Apple’s strategy in building the iOS ecosystem as anti-competitive, relying on email conversations from various Apple executives indicating a desire to set policies around the Apple App Store to head off competition and undermine consumer choice.

In one 2010 email, Apple CEO Steve Jobs discussed a desire to “lock customers into our ecosystem,” while another Apple employee in 2016 talked about the difficulty people had transitioning to

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