Apple has filed for an appeal of the ruling in its major trial against Epic. While Apple largely won that case (the company went so far as to call the ruling a “resounding victory”) with Judge Gonzalez Rogers ruling in favor of Apple in nine of the ten claims Epic brought against the company, it did lose on one important point: the judge found that Apple violated California’s anti-steering rules and demanded that Apple let developers link to outside payment systems. That policy would have taken over in December, but given the appeal, it may be pushed out beyond that.
It’s important to note that Apple has only filed for appeal; we don’t know if the court will grant the appeal — and the stay that would prevent Apple from having to implement the anti-steering rules — just yet. When the ruling originally hit in in September, Apple said at the time that it hadn’t decided whether to appeal.
We’re updating this post with other things we learn from the appeal request.