All publications by tag «Apple»
How Apple pushes its agenda in app market by acting as eminence grise of App Association
The App Association (ACT) says its goal is to support small developers, but in fact it is mostly funded by Apple. The latest report provides insight into how the company shapes the group’s goals and pushes its own agenda behind the scenes.
Epic Games v. Apple antitrust appeal to take place on October 21, with participation from Epic’s allies
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear Epic Games v. Apple antitrust appeal on October 21. The Fortnite maker will try to argue that Apple must be considered a monopoly, while the iPhone maker will challenge the court’s decision.
Report: almost 3000 apps might be pulled from App Store over lack of regular updates
Apple has received a lot of criticism for its latest decision to remove from sale apps that haven’t been updated in two years. According to the latest report, there are now almost 3000 apps that might face deletion.
DOJ backs new antitrust bill aimed at preventing Apple and Google from favoring their own products
The US Department of Justice has supported a new antitrust legislation, raising concerns over the domination of tech giants like Apple, Google, and Amazon. This bill could prevent platform holders from favoring their products over those of competitors.
New EU legislation to potentially force Apple to allow third-party app stores on iOS
The European Union wants Apple to provide iOS users with more freedom as part of the proposed Digital Markets Act. If approved, it would force the company to allow side-loading and third-party app stores on its platform.
Apple asks court to reject Epic Games’ appeal, says Fortnite maker offers no alternative to App Store rules
Apple has asked judges to reject Epic Games’ appeal in the ongoing antitrust case. The company noted that the Fortnite maker has offered no reasonable alternative to the App Store’s current payment policies.
Eric Seufert: more studios to focus on Android-first development in 2022
Media strategist Eric Seufert has shared five trends of the mobile games market for 2022. Among other things, he believes that companies will start creating Android-first strategies for their titles in the wake of the ATT implementation on iOS.
Microsoft had behind-the-scenes negotiations with Apple to bring Xbox exclusives to iOS
Microsoft has tried to convince Apple that it will be great for users to get some AAA games from Xbox on iOS, according to new private emails. However, negotiations about bringing xCloud to the App Store didn’t end well due to some financial and engineering disagreements.
Apple wins reprieve from making changes to App Store as appeals court pauses previous order
An appeals court has granted Apple’s request to put the previous order on pause. It means that the company doesn’t have to make changes to its App Store policy, which would let developers add links to third-party payment solutions.
Report: Snap and Facebook still collecting data from iOS users despite Apple’s privacy changes
As we all know, the world of mobile ads has changed forever since the release of iOS 14.5. Apple let users say no to tracking their personal data. Some apps, however, are still collecting information using a looser interpretation of Apple’s privacy rules.
Apple still considers collecting fees from IAPs even if developers use third-party payment systems
Although Apple will have to let developers add links to third-party payment systems, it still has Plan B on how to collect commission. The company considers charging fees even if a transaction is made outside the App Store.
Apple confirms it buys ads via Google for over 100 third-party apps
Last week, a few mobile publishers accused Apple of secretly running ad campaigns on Google to boost its own revenue from subscription apps. The company itself, however, claimed that it always communicates with developers about these actions.