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#1 4 months ago

So yeah.


The almighty Apple are scared of nobody, including the almighty Gaben.

Apparently Apple have decided that Steam Link conflicts with their own business interests, which by the way, is enough to get your app rejected from their store (And people like to fuck Microsoft up the ass over Anti-trust issues?) - after they had already approved it earlier In the week, presumably because somebody at Apple didn't realise who they were and what they were approving...

Valve released this statement;

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. Valve appealed, explaining the Steam Link app simply functions as a LAN-based remote desktop similar to numerous remote desktop applications already available on the App Store. Ultimately, that appeal was denied leaving the Steam Link app for iOS blocked from release. The team here spent many hours on this project and the approval process, so we're clearly disappointed. But we hope Apple will reconsider in the future.

I have to side with Valve here, not sure what they are objecting to, except that they probably don't want people playing games from Steam and see it as a circumvention of their own app store?

Stuff like this is why I prefer Microsoft over Apple, honestly. I do have an iPhone because I hate Android and Google even more, but still, ugh.


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#2 4 months ago
Posted by FileTrekker


Apparently Apple have decided that Steam Link conflicts with their own business interests

Like overcharging for the same accessories you can get anywhere else for less-than-half the cost but don't have an Apple logo?


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#3 4 months ago

I doubt this will change. Apple aren't afraid of bad press.


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#4 4 months ago
Posted by Mikey

I doubt this will change. Apple aren't afraid of bad press.

I thought they were?

That's exactly why they don't use social media in any way.


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