What you need to know
- New information from the Apple vs Epic trial has revealed that Microsoft's row with Apple over xCloud saw another streaming platform kicked off the App Store.
- Shadow was removed temporarily after Microsoft highlighted it in an email to Apple explaining what it wanted to do with xCloud on the App Store.
A row between Microsoft and Apple over its xCloud service on the App Store got another streaming platform removed in the process, according to testimony from Xbox's Lori Wright given at the Apple vs Epic Games trial this week.
From The Verge:
During the trial, Wright said that Xbox was trying to give Apple examples of what it wanted to do on the iOS App Store with its xCloud gaming service, using Shadow as an example. Wright told the court "I believe they [Apple] ended up pulling Shadow out of the App Store based off this email we sent until they submitted changes. That was not our intention of course, it was a byproduct."
As the report notes the removal was only temporary, and Shadow says it stemmed from a misunderstanding of the app's purpose. From the report:
Microsoft recently started testing xCloud for Safari on iOS, a workaround solution to Apple's decision not to allow it on the App Store.
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