CARY – Apple has settled a lawsuit with app developers about its App Store procedures and fees but Epic Games’ antitrust lawsuit over similar issues is not part of the settlement, Epic CEO and owner Tim Sweeney says.

“The lawsuit Apple settled today was the developer class action suit, not our Epic v Apple case,” Sweeney, the founder of the privately held Cary company wrote in a Tweet early Friday morning as news of the settlement began circulating.

“We are fighting on,” he added.

As MacRumors points out, the same judge – Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers – is handling the app store settlement and the Apple case.

A ruling from Rogers in the Epic case could come at any time.

Rogers will review the developer suit settlement, MacRumors noted.

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In another Tweet, Sweeney advised followers to check out details of the settlement.

“Here’s an article that links to the court’s .pdf document with the full proposed settlement terms,” he wrote. “Developers should read this original source to see exactly what was agreed. It’s all there in the pdf.”

The MacRumors report also includes the settlement details.

As part of the settlement, Apple is relaxing some restrictions on how iPhone app developers can communicate with customers outside its App Store.

“Developers can use communications, such as email, to share information about payment methods outside of their iOS app” as long as users consent to receiving those emails and have the right to opt out, the company said late Thursday. The move gives developers more leeway to collect payments from their customers without having to pay Apple’s commission on in-app purchases.

Apple will pay $100 million toward a fund for smaller developers to settle the lawsuit, which was initially brought in 2019. Payments for eligible developers who submit valid claims will range from $250 to $30,000, according to court filings.

The lawsuit, filed by app developer Donald Cameron and basketball training company Pure Sweat Basketball, accused Apple of anticompetitive behavior for forcing developers to only offer apps within the App Store and taking a cut of all in-app payments.

The iPhone maker’s commissions, which go as high as 30%, are at the center of several legal disputes, including a separate lawsuit by one of Apple’s biggest developers — Epic.