Apple has issued a statement defending against allegations made by France’s finance minister Bruno Le Maire, who earlier this week accused the iPhone maker of treating French startups and developers unfairly.
In the statement, loosely translated from French to English, Apple said it has „strong relationships“ with French developers, and added that they have collectively earned one billion euros in revenue from the App Store.
Le Figaro via MacGeneration: We are proud to have strong relationships with tens of thousands of developers across France, who have earned 1 billion euros on the App Store. Many of these talented developers founded their [...]
Epic Games‘ popular multiplayer game Fortnite Battle Royale is now available for download from the iOS App Store, and the first beta invites for the game have been sent out to those who signed up for the beta.
The new free-to-play iOS game is identical to the Battle Royale mode in Fortnite for PCs, Macs, and consoles, and it is similar to other games of this style like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Battle Royale supports up to 100 players, with gamers able to play solo or in squads of up to four people.
The aim of the game is to be the last person standing, taking out opponents with a variety of weapons while also avoiding death from other people. [...]
The latest Apple Pay promotion has launched today, and this time Apple is preparing users for Spring Break. When using Apple Pay in the TouchTunes jukebox iOS app [Direct Link], users can get three free song credits. The offer is valid through 11:59 p.m. PT on March 27, 2018 in the United States and Canada only.
TouchTunes uses a network of digital jukeboxes across 65,000 bars, restaurants, and other social venues across North America, which users of the app can control from their iPhone. Users amass TouchTunes‘ „credits“ and spend the credits when choosing which song they want to play next, creating a community-built playlist of songs with anyone else [...]
Yesterday, it was discovered that a Mac App Store app called Calendar 2 had implemented a cryptocurrency mining feature that users could elect to use to unlock in-app features rather than paying cash, raising questions about whether Apple planned to allow such apps in the Mac App Store.
Calendar 2 was mining a digital coin known as Monero, and initially, Apple was slow to respond to questions from Ars Technica about whether or not such a feature was permissible, resulting in the app staying in the Mac App Store for a good 24 hours after Apple knew of its existence. Shortly after widespread media reports about the cryptocurrency mining feature circulated the app disappeared [...]