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Apple bans Fortnite from App Store until appeals are settled

Apple bans Fortnite from App Store

Apple has banned Fortnite from the App Store. Apple’s new user will not be able to download it until this matter solved between the Fortnite maker and Apple. Those users who already installed the application, will be able to play and use it. But they will not be able to get new updates.

Tim Sweeny, CEO of Epic Games, posted on Twitter and asked Apple to reinstate the developer account program and promised  “that it will adhere to Apple’s guidelines whenever and wherever we release products on Apple’s platforms.” The Fortnite game was removed by Apple after violating policies of Apple and launched its own in-app purchases. Apple takes commission of 30% from all in-app purchases, and Fornite refused to maintain it.

Sweeney tweeted that “Apple spent a year telling the world, the court, and the press they’d ‘welcome Epic’s return to the App Store if they agree to play by the same rules as everyone else.’ Epic agreed, and now Apple has reneged in another abuse of its monopoly power over a billion users,”

Epic Games was activated to launch a case that  Apple is a monopoly running an App Store. In September, the Judge of this case, rules that app developers has rights to having their own third-party payment user;s option 

Tim Sweeny said on Twitter  that “Apple spent a year telling the world, the court, and the press they’d ‘welcome Epic’s return to the App Store if they agree to play by the same rules as everyone else”. According to Tim Sweeny, when Epic Games agreed,  Apple “renegades in another abuse of its monopoly power over a billion users.”

Sweeney says that it will continue Apple’s fight and says promise made by Apple has broken to welcome back Fortnite to the App Store if it agreed on the rules, which Epic declare is now the case that decision given on the court on allowing the user custom payment method.

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