Apple terminates Epic Games' account on App Store

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Apple Inc said on Friday it had terminated "Fortnite" creator Epic Games' account on its app store, following a legal battle between the two over the iPhone maker's in-app payment guidelines.

Aug 28 (Reuters) - Apple Inc AAPL.O said on Friday it had terminated "Fortnite" creator Epic Games' account on its app store, following a legal battle between the two over the iPhone maker's in-app payment guidelines.

The move will not affect Epic Games' Unreal Engine, a software tool relied on by hundreds of other app makers, Apple said.

(Reporting by Neha Malara in Bengaluru and Stephen Nellis in San Francisco; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi)

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