The only thing I can think that they are hoping to happen is a repeat of the US v Microsoft cases where the courts will rule that Apple and Google driving users to use the default apps and app store that come with your phone is a monopoly and I think they’re kind of right?
The court ruled that Microsoft at the time should have been broken up into two companies one for the OS and one for application development. At the time this was a big issue because basically all other web browsers were bullied out and Microsoft written programs for Windows had a definite edge over any competition.
The same could definitely be said for what we are seeing with Apple and Google. Like it or not a smartphone is basically a requirement to live in the US these days. Apple should not be allowed to make the hardware, make the OS, and then also force you to use their apps and their store where they get a 30% cut of all sales.
The argument could be made that you could instead buy an Android phone but Android is a Google Product and Google goes to great lengths to make sure you do not sideload apps and stick to their store the same way Microsoft did with IE and their office products.
Either way I think it’s time that the mobile market changed because right now it’s two major companies being able to effectively kill other companies that they do not like. If Apple and Google decided tomorrow that Uber had to go there is literally nothing Uber could do to prevent themselves from effectively being killed by these companies as long as they sighted reasons that showed Uber had done something which called for the removal. Which isn’t exactly a hard thing to do when you’re the one writing the rules.
I could see Epic getting a lot of support from other tech companies who have been at the whim of Apple and Google.