16.9.2020 | Apple gives some leeway after the clash with developers
Apple has announced the new rules for its App Store in an attempt to clear the issues regarding the company’s governance of their digital storefront for iPhones.
These include the updates for game streaming services, fewer restrictions for in-app purchases on free email apps and new rules for online classes. The most notable change is the rules about game streaming services such as Google Stadia or Microsoft’s xCloud, which are now allowed on the App Store.
But, Apple only offers a little bit of the flexibility. Each game must be downloadable “directly from the App Store” and every update must be individually submitted to Apple before a company could stream to its users. This means that Microsoft or Google will not be able to build a big app with access to all games.