39,000 GAMES REMOVED FROM CHINESE APP STORE BY APPLE

39,000 GAMES REMOVED FROM CHINESE APP STORE BY APPLE

Apple has repeatedly removed 39,000 gaming apps from its app store, taking major action in China. This signifies the biggest ever act practiced by Apple on a single day on Chinese apps. Apple has selected to remove gaming apps from the App Store due to the non-submission of license. As of now, Apple has excluded a total of 46,000 apps from the app store due to a lack of licenses.

39,000 GAMES REMOVED FROM CHINESE APP STORE BY APPLE

Actually, in February 2020, Apple gave all the game developers an ultimatum to show the license before June 30, after that it changed to 31 December which was the last date, but the developers didn't show up any license after which Apple has taken such immortal decision. Apple has discharged all these new apps, including apps like Ubisoft, NBA 2K20. According to analysis firm Qimai, only 74 apps out of 1,500 apps have submitted licenses on time.

In China, Apple is facing administration pressure to follow local commands. It occurred hardly after the government asked Apple to demand a government authorized regulation license from every game developers. All funded gaming apps on Apple's App Store demands an Internet Content Provider license.

This command on app stores in China has been in place since 2016, but Apple is taking such steps for the first time. It is not yet clear why Apple is so strict about Chinese gaming apps this year. It has been clear that Apple's app store is the largest market in China. The Apple App Store individually receives $16.4 billion from China, which only reaches from gaming apps.

60,000 applications were affected by June's decision.

Earlier in June 2020, Apple discontinued thousands of app updates from China. Apple performed this decision due to a shortage of government licenses. Apple's judgment postponed the suspension of over 60,000 gaming apps. Since 2010, entirely 43,000 licenses are been submitted by the developers.

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Last updated:12/31/2020 6:20:41 AM
Shraishth Verma

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