The fight between Apple and Epic Games took another nasty turn today. Apple has informed Epic games that its popular title, Fortnite has been banned until the appeals are complete.
WatchOS 8 is now available for Apple Watch users and offers them an enhanced experience with redesigned apps and updated features. Apple Fitness+ updates will be available from Monday, September 27.
A court ruling in the Epic Games vs. Apple case states that the latter must allow external payment methods. Meanwhile, Epic Games has been ordered to pay over $3 million for breach of contract.
Apple has announced that it will soon allow reader apps to link to their websites and make purchases. The change follows the ruling from a recently closed Japan Fair Trade Commission investigation.
Apple has made it clear that it won't tolerate apps that spread anti-vax misinformation by removing Unjected from its App Store. Google is also cracking down on such apps in the Play Store.
Users in India can now pay on the App Store and iTunes by using UPI, Rupay cards, and Net Banking. Previously, only Visa and MasterCard were accepted for the payments of these services.
Nintendo has announced that it is shutting down Dr. Mario World in November, just a little over two years after the game's launch. The title was reportedly doing poorly in terms of revenue.
The analyst SensorTower has revealed that TikTok has become the first third-party app outside the Facebook ecosystem to reach 3 billion downloads on the App Store and the Google Play Store.
BlueMail developer Blix has frequently alleged that Apple unfairly suppresses the competition and has stolen its patented IP. However, its antitrust lawsuit has been thrown out of court yet again.
Apple has detailed the threats that sideloading of apps poses on user privacy and security. An executive has also stated that iOS is not the platform for you if you want to engage in this activity.
The App Store manifest has been updated to include references to mysterious bundles which hint at new watchOS apps for Tips and Contacts. Another potential app included is related to mental wellbeing.
Google has published developer documentation that sheds light on its promise to make it easier to use third-party app stores in Android 12. App updates will no longer requires user action.
Defending Apple's tight control over iOS in court today, the firm's chief of software Craig Federighi said that macOS with its lighter controls on app installs has an unacceptable amount of malware.
Apple has shared statistics regarding how it made the App Store a safer place in 2020. This includes rejecting over 200,000 apps for violating privacy and blocking fraudulent developer activity.
Apple has been slapped with a £1.5 million class action lawsuit in London for allegedly making excessive charges upon consumers who purchased apps and subscriptions via the App Store since 2015.
Opera Software has rebranded Opera Touch on iOS, changing its name simply to Opera. The logo of the app will also be changed from purple to red to match up with the rest of the browsers.
Multiple developers have recently complained about their submissions being rejected from the App Store with Apple stating that the app contains "irrationally high prices" set by the developer.
The dispute between Epic Games and Apple isn't over yet, as the Fortnite developer has now filed an antitrust complaint against the Cupertino giant to the European Union's competition agency.
After Wednesday's attack on the Capitol, Google has decided to remove Parler from the Play Store. Apple, on the other hand, has given Parler 24 hours to come up with a moderation plan.
Apple recently stated that the Amphetamine app for Mac would be removed from the App Store for being named after a drug and featuring a pill icon. Now, the company has reversed its stance.
Due to a legal dispute, Huawei has reportedly removed all Tencent games such as PUBG, Arena of Valor, and Honor of Kings from its app store. It's currently unclear why this extreme step was taken.
Apple has announced the App Store Small Business Program, which allows developers to apply for a reduced 15% commission on their app and in-app sales if they make less than $1 million per year.
Microsoft took a swipe at Apple today by publishing a set of 10 principles that give developers the freedom to select how they distribute their apps for Windows, among other options.
Facebook has announced that Apple will waive its 30% App Store tax for its paid online events for small business until the end of this year. However, gaming creators are not exempted from the fee.
Epic Games' battle with Apple over the latter's App Store policies continues to evolve, as the Fortnite developer has now joined forces with other major app developers to push for changes.
Today, Adobe announced that its Illustrator app for Apple's iPad is now ready to ship, and you can go ahead and pre-order it from the App Store. This will auto-download it when it's available.
Apple recently updated its App Store guidelines, offering some breathing room when it comes to allowing game streaming services. However, Microsoft is not satisfied with the changes.
Today, Apple published a list of revisions to its App Store guidelines, one of which finally allows streaming games, but those games have to be distributed individually, an issue for Microsoft.
Apple has filed a countersuit, responding to Epic's lawsuit claims. It said that the company earned close to $600 million via the App Store and that it will claim compensatory and punitive damages.
Apple is helping developers gain new customers and win back old subscribers with offer codes. This new type of offer will give app subscribers some special deals such as discounts or free offers.
Apple announced today that its App Store appeals process is now live, allowing developers to challenge the App Store rules. Developers can also now recommend changes to its guidelines.
Apple today terminated Epic's dev account, removing all the developer's apps from the App Store. However, it did not terminate the Unreal Engine license, complying with court orders.
Apple is highlighting PUBG on its App Store today, but it's likely not a coincidence that today is also the day that the Cupertino firm will be disabling the developer account of Epic Games.
Apple has blocked Facebook's attempt to tell its users on iOS about the App Store's 30% cut from payments they make when they watch paid online events by small businesses and creators.
Apple has blocked further updates to popular website-hosting platform WordPress' iOS app until in-app purchases are added, despite purchases of any type currently not being supported via the app.
Touting it as the last opportunity for players of all platforms to play together, Fortnite just announced the #FreeFortnite cup. Non-Apple devices and gaming hardware will be up for grabs.
Microsoft's Remote Desktop Mobile app for iOS has added a bevy of bug fixes and feature updates on the App Store, bringing some major improvements to its input mode and audio capabilities.
Facebook has launched a new feature that allows SMBs and creators to generate revenue from their live streams on Android and the web and keep 100% of the earnings. That's not the case on iOS, though.
After Epic Games introduced its own direct payments system, competing with Apple's payments system, Apple removed the popular Fortnite game from the App Store, citing the obvious policy violations.
Facebook today launched its Gaming app on iOS, but without any in-app games. The company says Apple rejected the app multiple times, because of which it had to strip the functionality completely.