What you need to know
- Apple has rejected Facebook's Gaming app from the App Store five times.
- Apple says the app breaks rules that prohibit apps with the "main purpose" of distributing games.
- The move is likely to be seen by many as another anti-competitive move by Apple.
A report from the New York Times has revealed that Apple has rejected Facebook Gaming form the App Store five times.
As the report notes, Facebook Gaming is likely being hurt by the fact it could be seen to directly compete with Apple's own sale of games on the App Store, as well as Apple Arcade. Facebook Gaming was announced back in April, and features live streaming, social networking for gamers and simple arcade games delivered through HTML5. The app was approved for Google Play back in April, however, has been rejected five times by Apple. Facebook is reportedly considering releasing the app without any playable games at all, as perhaps the only way around Apple's stringent rules.
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9