Behind the Apple Versus Fortnite App Store Battle

A little over a century ago, the most significant antitrust case of the era concerned the commodity that was reshaping society: oil. Perhaps it’s a sign of our times that a potentially landmark battle with antitrust implications is shaping up over digital pickaxes. The court case involving Apple Inc. and Epic Games Inc., the maker of the popular video game Fortnite, is the result of the gamemaker’s rebellion against rules and fees set by Apple in its role of gatekeeper for apps on its iPhones an