In the order, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers said Apple's motion,
which sought to delay the ruling until the conclusion of the
appeal, is based on a selective reading of this Court's findings
and ignores all of the findings which supported the injunction. She
ordered that Apple comply with the injunction as written.
Apple argued that the stay would give the company
time to protect consumers and safeguard its platform while the
company works through the complex and rapidly evolving legal,
technological, economic issues. Furthermore, Apple attorney Mark
Perry said the exceedingly complicated rule change will harm
consumers and developers and will take months to figure out the
engineering, economic, business, and other issues.
In her ruling, Judge Gonzalez Rogers flatly said Apple has
provided no credible reason for the Court to believe that the
injunction would cause the professed devastation.
In August, Apple rolled several changes to its App Store
terms, including the ability for developers to promote outside
payment methods to its customers. However, it has stopped short of making any meaningful in-app
changes to the way purchases are made.
Apple plans to appeal the ruling and believes no additional
business changes should be required to take effect until all
appeals in this case are resolved. If that appeal is denied, the
changes are due to be implemented by December 9.