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Apple has removed Fortnite from its App Store, preventing players from installing one of the world’s most popular games on iPhones.

It came after a Fortnite update that let players buy in-game currency at a lower rate if they bought direct from maker Epic Games – bypassing Apple.

Epic appeared to know the ban would come, announcing it had filed a legal complaint minutes after the removal.

Apple takes a standard 30% cut of sales from its compulsory payment system.

Source: BBC Business news

Date: August 18th, 2020

Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53773715

Discussion

  1. Should Apple be allowed to dictate that all revenue coming from an app posted in its App Store must pay a 30% cut to Apple?
  2. Apple contends that Epic’s Fortnite game makes billions of dollars per year because it is on the Apple App Store. As such, Epic should be happy to pay Apple a 30% cut of that revenue. Is this a good argument or not?

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