Epic Games has confirmed that the upcoming season of "Fortnite" will not be available on iOS or macOS devices, suggesting that the company will continue to refuse to comply with Apple guidelines for the foreseeable future.
Apple on Tuesday applauded a California court for denying Epic Games' request for a temporary restraining order on its removal of "Fortnite," reiterating it would restore the game if Epic removed direct payments.
The judge presiding over Apple's legal fight with Epic Game said she isn't "inclined" to order Apple to reinstate Fortnite with new direct payment options intact, but may take action to allow Epic to maintain its Unreal Engine.
The removal of Epic Games "Fortnite" from Apple's App Store has triggered a lawsuit and countless discussions about Apple's App Store policies. Here's what you need to know, updated on September 26 with the formation of the Coalition for App Fairness.
Apple has clarified the situation with the WordPress iOS app, apologizing for the mistake of blocking developer updates to the app until they added in-app purchases, despite the app not including any functionality involving payments.
Apple on Friday shot back at Epic Games in a legal filing, likening the Fortnite creator to a "shoplifter" and disputing the gaming company's claims that it did not want a "special deal" on the App Store.
This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Apple and Epic Games continue to battle over App Store policies, Apple reaches a $2 trillion market cap, a more affordable Apple Watch could be coming soon, and Apple TV+ can now be bundled with other services.
Apple's moves to comply with Chinese laws by taking down apps from the App Store are part of an ongoing effort to maintain a relationship with government officials, but the continuing issues between the US and China in recent years has put Apple into a weaker position — one that endangers the App Store itself.