Apple’s app store chief fends off attacks in antitrust trial

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple’s top app store executive faced a barrage of documents lobbed by an Epic Games lawyer aiming to prove allegations that the iPhone maker has been gouging app makers as part of a scheme hatched by Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs. The assault launched Thursday in an Oakland, California, courtroom came during the fourth day of an antitrust trial targeting the empire that Apple has built around its iPhone and the digital storefront that serves as the exclusive outlet for people to install apps on the ubiquitous device. Matt Fischer, the app store chief, staunchly defended Apple’s practices under dogged questioning by Epic attorney Katherine Forrest.h