Apple recently made the decision to reject Valve’s Steam Link app after initially approving it, leading to many unhappy Steam customers who had been looking forward to the feature.
Apple has been silent on the issue despite several requests for comment, but today, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller explained the reason behind the rejection to a MacStories reader and other Apple customers on Reddit who emailed to ask Apple to reconsider. In the email, Schiller says the Valve app violates a number of guidelines and that Apple is working with the Valve team to rectify the issue. We care deeply about bringing great games to all of our users on the App Store. We would love [...]
Die Spiele-Lösung Valve wird jetzt doch nicht im iOS-Store erscheinen, Apple begründet dies mit einem Geschäftskonflikt. iPhone&iPad
It looks like Valve’s planned Steam Link app for iOS devices isn’t coming after all, because Apple has rejected the app due to „business conflicts.“
In a statement, Valve said that Apple initially approved Steam Link for release on May 7, but ultimately decided to reject the app because of conflicts that had not been recognized by the original review team. On Monday, May 7th, Apple approved the Steam Link app for release. On Weds, May 9th, Valve released news of the app. The following morning, Apple revoked its approval citing business conflicts with app guidelines that had allegedly not been realized by the original review team.
Next week, Valve is launching a „Steam Link“ app for iOS and tvOS, allowing users in the Apple ecosystem to play Steam games streamed from a host Mac/PC (using either a 5GHz network or a wired Ethernet connection) onto an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. In advance of the app’s launch, our sister site TouchArcade got the chance to go hands-on with Steam Link and came away entirely impressed by the quality of gaming that can come out of Valve’s app.
TouchArcade reports that Steam Link works so well that it „feels like there’s some kind of actual wizardry powering it all,“ and once it’s set up (a „simple“ process) the app [...]