Just yesterday, we published information that on September 11, Apple was going to disable the "Sign In with Apple" authentication system for users of Epic Games products. Today it became known that this decision was canceled. Like the ban data, the information came from Epic Games, not Apple.
"Apple previously stated they would terminate "Sign In with Apple" support for Epic Games accounts after Sept 11, 2020, but today provided an indefinite extension. We still recommend you prepare your accounts now for "Sign In with Apple" removal," stated Epic Games on Twitter.
Epic Games noted that Apple extended the feature, but did not reveal the motivation behind the decision.
In preparation for disabling "Sign In with Apple," Epic Games encouraged users to update their email address and set a password for their Epic Games account if they didn’t have one set already.
We note that this week, Epic Games asked the court to force Apple to return Fortnite to the App Store, as the absence of the game resulted in irreparable damage in the form 60% loss of active iOS players.
After Epic Games attempted to force Apple to return Fortnite to the App Store, the Cupertino-based company filed a counterclaim.
The company's arguments are laid out in 67 pages of the lawsuit, but the main message is that Epic Games knowingly violated the contract signed with Apple.