Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says that Apple may have “lost all sight of the tech industry’s founding principles” after the tech giant stated in a countersuit Tuesday that the game developer’s App Store dispute is just a “basic disagreement over money.”
“Foremost among those principles: the device you own is yours,” Sweeney wrote in a Twitter thread Wednesday. “You’re free to use it as you wish. Configure it as you like, install software you choose, create your own apps, share them with friends. Your device isn’t lorded over by some all-powerful corporation.”
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He noted that the idea of users being able to use their devices as they wish is exactly what both Apple’s “1984” commercial and Fortnite’s “Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite” video are all about.
“This is EXACTLY what Apple’s 1984 commercial was all about. Making computing personal, overcoming the awful precedent of