Apple Pulls Fortnite from App Store for Bypassing Commission Fees

The Fortnite app was removed from the App Store after the company violated Apple’s decade-old guidelines. Fortnite tried to get around  Apple’s 30% cut of revenue by sneaking in an update. In a bold move, Epic sues the app Store and the Play Store over the removal.

If Apple ends up removing the app, Epic will no longer be able to update the Unreal Engine  which many iOS and Mac games are built.

Epic said Apple is threatening  to cut off access to iOS and Mac development tools by removing it from the Apple Developer Program unless it cuts a rule-violating payment processing option that it sneaked into Fortnite. The Verge reports– “Epic has also filed a preliminary injunction asking the courts to prevent Apple from cutting it off from the developer program; otherwise, Apple says Epic has until August 28th to make the changes.”

In other news- Apple today announced two new live global radio offerings on Apple Music, now available to music fans in 165 countries. Beginning today, Beats 1, the flagship global radio station, will be renamed Apple Music 1, and two additional radio stations will launch: Apple Music Hits, celebrating everyone’s favorite songs from the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s, and Apple Music Country, spotlighting country music. Source Apple News

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