Deadline for Apple to change anti-steering policy postponed

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Brendan Sinclair

Court stays previous ruling that App Store must allow external links for purchasing items pending the result of Apple’s appeal

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Apple has avoided a deadline for abandoning App Store anti-steering policies, as a panel of circuit judges today granted the iOS maker’s request to hold off on the requirement until its appeal is settled.

In September, District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers issued a ruling in the Epic v. Apple case that sided with Apple on all but one of the Fortnite maker’s claims. However, she agreed with Epic that Apple’s anti-steering policies violated California’s Unfair Competition Law.

The anti-steering rules

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