Valve states, "we hope Apple will reconsider in the future", but there is no guarantee that Apple will decide to budge on its vague reasoning for blocking the Steam Link app from its platform. Following its recent announcement and subsequent beta release on Android, Valve has revealed that Apple has reversed its decision and will not allow the app to be released on the iOS App Store. Announced earlier this month, the app lets you stream games from your Steam library on PC over to your iPhone or iPad. Apple also denied the appeal. But, while Apple does allow remote desktop apps in its App Store, Valve's won't be allowed. It's plausible this functionality ran afoul of Apple's guidelines, which require a 30-percent revenue share for any "in-app purchases".
It'll be interesting to see the number of requests Apple receives to remove apps from the App Store due to government requests, and the number of apps that actually do get removed. The team here spent many hours on this project and the approval process, so we' re clearly disappointed. It subjects apps and developers to what may at times seem like whimsical standards.
At the moment, it's not clear what Apple's "business conflicts" are, though we have contacted Apple for comment and will update this piece if and when we hear back. Steam Link is available for Android devices via the Google Play Store.
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"The Tame Apple Press is insisting that Apple's actions is good because it shows the outfit" is serious about protecting its ability to take a cut of digital purchases made inside games on its mobile devices".
Bob O'Donnell, chief of TECHnalysis Research, said Apple's move to block steam could hurt it with users between 18 and 24 years old, more than half of whom have iPhones, according to his research. It's now available (in beta) on Android.