In another big week for Apple, the App Store is coming under extreme scrutiny in court, while at the same time AirTag is receiving more attention now it's in user hands, and the smaller notch of the "iPhone 13" reappears.
Catch up on Apple's last seven days
AppleInsider posts many articles each week about Apple, its products, rumors, and connected third-party firms. In our new series, "This Week in Apple," we are condensing the main stories from the past seven days into a single video for you to watch or listen to.
Each episode offers a summary of the week's events, as well as insight and analysis on what happened. Source links are also provided further down the page and within the YouTube video's notes if you want to dig a little deeper.
Epic Games, AirTag, and smaller notches
The main event of the week for Apple has to be its lawsuit with Epic Games, which reached a major point in proceedings with Monday's start of the trial. Both sides spent the week in court trying to prove their arguments over App Store policies and charges have merit, with consequences potentially costing billions of dollars on the line.
Despite being taken down at the start of the whole affair, Epic Games' "Fortnite" will be appearing back on iOS in October, though not natively. Epic apparently made a deal with Nvidia to host the game on its GeForce NOW service, streaming it to devices rather than being a dedicated app in its own right.
Elsewhere in the Apple ecosystem, AirTag received more attention now it's shipping to customers, and AppleInsider has reviewed it. A debug mode has also been discovered for the location-tracking accessory, while a report also claims it is still too easy to stalk with AirTag despite Apple's best efforts.
Other stories from the week include the reappearance of the smaller "iPhone 13" notch rumors via a physical model, an acquisition of Sanho by Targus, Deezer supports HomePod, an Apple Glass patent, and Peloton recalls its Tread+ treadmills over safety concerns.
- Epic vs Apple — The Story So Far
- Fortnite returning to iOS in October via GeForce NOW
- Apple scrambled to keep Netflix IAP option
- Epic admits it bans rule breakers in its dev agreement
- Apple points out Sony and others dont allow alternative purchases
- Apple conflicted about adding ads to App Store before launch
- Tim Sweeney says he'd take special deal with Apple
- Sweeney grilled on platform agreements and V-Bucks
- Schiller mentioned reading App Store fees in 2011
- Apple says Epic Games' demands threaten iOS app security, privacy, and quality
- iPhone 13 shown off with a smaller notch
- Targus buys Sanho, the parent company of Hyper
- Deezer supports HomePod natively, including lossless audio
- Apple Glass could automatically adjust brightness, revealed in new patent
- Purple iPhone is first device with randomized serial numbers
- Peloton recalls Tread treadmills
- Second beta of macOS 11.4