Apple terminates Epic Games’ App Store account

Facebook ditches Apple IDs, warns its ad network is in jeopardy

Facebook ditches Apple IDs, warns its ad network is in jeopardy

That's right, with its newest app update, Facebook incorporated a feature that lets users buy tickets for events online, but made the mistake to put a warning saying that 30% of the proceeds will go to Apple, as the purchase is done on the iOS app.

In a statement to AppleInsider Friday, Apple confirmed that it had shut down the Epic developer account and that the game company would no longer be able to submit new apps or app updates to the App Store.

Current versions of the Mac operating system try to stop users opening any apps not checked by Apple, using a process called "notarising".

The bans mean Apple's Fortnite players will not be able to install the game or update it, although those with copies already installed will still be able to play, while Android users may still be able to launch the app through Epic's own launcher.

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Apple chose to remove Fortnite from its storefront, in retaliation to the games behemoth adding a new payment option which would prevent the tech firm from taking its 30 per cent commission. Apple has since responded to the ruling placed by judge Gonzalez-Rogers, thanking her "for recognising that Epic's problem is entirely self-inflicted and is in their own power to resolve".

However, as Fidji Simo, head of Facebook's app, noted at the time, events conducted over iOS devices would still be subject to Apple's 30% tax. Epic responded by suing Apple and Google, which booted Fornite off its Play Store for the same reason. In the mid-August blog announcing the paid events feature, Facebook pledged to not charge any fees through the feature for "at least the next year".

Today we're launching the ability for businesses, creators, educators and media publishers to earn money from online events on Facebook.

"We asked Apple to reduce its 30% App Store tax or allow us to offer Facebook Pay so we could absorb all costs for businesses struggling during COVID-19", Simo explained in a post. "Unfortunately, they dismissed both our requests and SMBs will only be paid 70% of their hard-earned revenue".

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