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Fortnite and producers of other applications have sued or threatened to sue Apple over its alleged monopoly in its App Store. Apple charges up to 30% commission for paid applications and companies like Fortnite have tried workarounds by having users pay within the game, thus avoiding Apple's paywall. A threat to delist an app is akin to having college football players practice all summer, follow all the quarantine rules, and then tell them weeks before their season is scheduled to start that the entire conference is forbidden to play.
Amazon got involved in April by allowing Apple to stream its Prime content using the same payment system iOS users have already set up. Other developers want the same deal. Apple's 2019 revenue was 260 billion USD.