Apple CEO Tim Cook Defends App Store Against Epic Games Lawsuit : Consider This from NPR Apple has always wanted to be one of the good guys in tech. But now a high-stakes lawsuit with Epic Games, the creator of the hit video game Fortnite, isn't just challenging Apple's reputation. It's raising questions about whether the most valuable company in the world has grown into an illegal monopoly.

NPR's Bobby Allyn reports on the federal trial that led to Apple CEO Tim Cook taking the stand last week to defend his company.

And Sally Hubbard, who researches monopolies, explains how Apple's control over its app store reminds her of past antitrust violations from Microsoft and AT&T.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Fortnite Trial Tests Apple's 'Good Guy' Reputation

Fortnite Trial Tests Apple's 'Good Guy' Reputation

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Apple CEO Tim Cook arrives at U.S. District Court in Oakland, Calif., on Friday. Nina Riggio/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Apple has always wanted to be one of the good guys in tech. But now a high-stakes lawsuit with Epic Games, the creator of the hit video game Fortnite, isn't just challenging Apple's reputation. It's raising questions about whether the most valuable company in the world has grown into an illegal monopoly.

NPR's Bobby Allyn reports on the federal trial that led to Apple CEO Tim Cook taking the stand last week to defend his company.

And Sally Hubbard, author of Monopolies Suck, explains how Apple's control over its app store reminds her of past antitrust violations from Microsoft and AT&T.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman, Brianna Scott, Mia Venkat and Lee Hale. It was edited by Patrick Jarenwattananon and Sami Yenigun with help from Wynne Davis and Emily Kopp. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.