For a quick peek, the article first:
Short version, Apple kicked the Fortnite app off the store because it bypassed ApplePay and Apple wants it’s cut. Fortnite is suing apple for anti-competitive behavior, in that it doesn’t allow other App options.
Honestly, I feel a plague upon both their houses, since Fortnite gouges and robs, and Apple gouges and robs. But it’s an interesting argument, and there have been many calls to allow companies to work more freely in the iOS environment. I almost considered this a GD topic: should Apple be forced to allow others into the ‘walled garden’ that is the App store, and if everyone (especially the mods) feel it should be moved, feel free.
For what it’s worth, I don’t think it’s fair to put forward the question without giving my opinion, even if I dislike both parties intensely. So I do feel it’s time that iOS be opened up. Much like the Dope, I feel that having a wider array of opinions (apps) would be beneficial, but I would also argue that Apple should be allowed to moderate third parties for safety and access a reasonable (not freakin’ 30%) charge to do so (also like the Dope and our honorable Chartered members).
Your opinions are greatly welcomed.