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Apple issued a statement explaining that the cloud game streaming service couldn't sale in App Store but did not say

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2020/8/9 7:00:40     readed:259

Apple has provided a statement to explain its position on why Microsoft's xcloud and Google's stadia cloud game streaming service are not available in the app store of iPhones and iPads.It's worth noting that in the statement, apple didn't positively explain the reasons why users and other companies complained publicly. Instead, apple insisted on the old way and talked about the benefits and functions of the app store.

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Here is the full text of Apple's statement to business Insider:

Create App Store to provide customers with a secure and trusted place to discover and download applications, while also providing a huge business opportunity for all developers. All applications are reviewed in accordance with the same guidelines prior to launch, with the aim of protecting customers and providing developers with a fair and just competitive environment.

Our customers enjoy the excellent applications and games from millions of developers. As long as the game services follow the same set of criteria applicable to all developers, including submitting the game separately for review, and appearing in the leaderboard and search, the game service can be launched on the app store. In addition to the app store, developers can also choose to access all of them online through Safari and other browsersiPhone andiPadUsers.

Business Insider interpreted this as an unwillingness on the part of Apple to release such apps because it could not review every game that these services offer. That makes no sense, because streaming apps like Spotify and Netflix also have a lot of content that doesn't need apple's scrutiny. Moreover, Spotify and Netflix content and streaming content for many other services will not appear in the search results of Apple TV or iTunes applications, or in the accompanying rankings.

In response to Apple's statement, Microsoft issued a new statement calling on apple to reconsider this arbitrary approach:

The primary goal of Apple seems to be to maintain control over App Store and allow applications and games that already exist in iPhone and iPad. The company's apparent fear of losing control by allowing games to run in ways beyond its control may set a precedent for third-party developers to rely on platforms such as xCloud and Stadia to bring their games to iPhone and iPad rather than using App Store..(Agencies

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