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Epic Games denies seeking 'special deal' on Apple's App Store
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"Fortnite" video-game maker Epic Games is denying Apple's accusation that it wanted a "special deal" on the App Store amid a bare-knuckled brawl over one of Silicon Valley's most lucrative practices.
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Apple and Google booted "Fortnite" off their respective stores last week after Epic Games attempted to find a way around their app commission fees by offering a direct payment system to users. Apple then removed Epic Games' other apps from its store and issued a court filing Friday accusing the game maker of stealing.
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Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, said Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney wrote the tech giant "asking for a 'side letter' from Apple that would create a special deal for only Epic that would fundamentally change the way in which Epic offers apps on Apple’s iOS platform," according to tech news website TechCrunch.