Apple denied Microsoft request to bypass 30% commission for Office
The Epic Games v. Apple trial has revealed additional details about Apple's behind the scenes negotiations with companies like Microsoft, including a request to bypass App Store commissions.
An email thread from 2012 sheds light on Microsoft's launch of Office for iPad and Apple's reaction to the news. According to CNBC, Apple executives asked Microsoft if it wanted to participate in WWDC that year. Microsoft declined, citing that it wasn't ready for talk about its iPad plans.