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Epic Games Inc. alleges that Apple Inc.’s App Store has left users and developers "trapped” in an anticompetitive marketplace, while the iPhone maker accuses the creator of Fortnite of a "fundamental assault” on a business model that has enriched millions of developers.

The two companies that were once close allies came out swinging Monday at the start of a trial before a federal judge who must decide whether Apple is monopolizing the marketplace for applications that run on its ubiquitous phones.

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