We talk Epic Games suing Apple (and why they might win), plus Apple's unstoppable stock price, on The CultCast | Cult of Mac

We talk Epic Games suing Apple (and why they might win), plus Apple’s unstoppable stock price, on The CultCast

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The Epic-Apple battle royale is on!
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This week on The CultCast: It’s a battle of the titans! Fortnite developer Epic Games takes Apple to court over its App Store policies, and the dev just might get its way. Plus: Apple and its stock hit another astonishing milestone; Jon Prosser was right — Apple has begun rebranding Beats; and Apple TV+ finally makes the move we’ve been waiting for: bundling premium channels for one low price.

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The CultCast: Episode No. 454

Why Epic Games is suing Apple (and why they might win)

Apple expels Fortnite from the App Store; Epic Games sues

  • Last week, Epic Games launched the Fortnite Mega Drop, which offered up to 20% discounts on in-app purchases made on iPhone, iPad or Android — as long as they were direct payments. Making the same purchases though the App Store costs the regular price.

Epic Games tries to talk Spotify, Sonos into creating anti-App Store coalition

  • The Fortnite maker attempts to recruit a team of like-minded companies to join its fight against Apple and its App Store policies, according to a new report.

Apple hits astonishing $2 trillion market cap [Updated]

  • Apple hit a massive $2 trillion valuation this week, becoming the first publicly traded U.S. company in history to hit this milestone. And then it just kept going!

Beats 1 becomes Apple Music 1 as Cupertino launches two new radio station

  • Apple is rebranding Beats 1 as Apple Music 1, while also launching two new radio stations. Apple Music Hits and Apple Music Country will both feature their own exclusive radio shows with celeb hosts.

Apple TV+ subscribers get 2-for-1 Showtime and CBS All Access bundle

  • A subscription to Showtime costs $10.99 per month, while commercial-free CBS All Access runs $9.99 per month. But now, Apple TV+ subscribers in the United States can now add a bundle of CBS All Access and Showtime for only $9.99 per month. What a deal!