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
- 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?
- 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?