Nine things we learned from the Epic v. Apple trial – Russell Brandom

It’s been just over three weeks since the Epic v. Apple proceedings kicked off, and the news has been relentless. So as we wait for a verdict to roll in, we’re taking a quick turn through all the biggest takeaways from the trial. A lot of the juiciest points didn’t speak directly to the verdict — like the profit structure of the Xbox or the troubled history of Fortnite crossplay — but that’s part of the fun of a massive trans-corporate dustup like this. Once you start digging through CEO Tim Cook’s inbox, all sorts of interesting stuff comes out.

1] Apple keeps iMessage closed in order to sell more iPhones

We’ve known for a while that Apple isn’t going to make iMessage available outside of iOS devices, but this trial showed exactly how…

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