Epic warns: iOS 14 update may cause “Fortnite” to be uninstalled


If you are an iOS user and you so much love Fortnite, then you may want to stay away from the iOS 14 update. Recall that Epic Games (Fortnite Developer) and Apple have some serious issues with regards to Apple’s App Store policies. This has led to the latter removing the former from its App Store. As a result, new iPhone users can not download this game fro the store. Furthermore, the company is warning Fortnite players that updating to iOS 14 it may cause “Fortnite” to be uninstalled.

iOS 14 update may cause "Fortnite" to be uninstalled

“Fortnite may not work on iOS 14”. The Fortnite Status account tweeted on Wednesday. If you see a message requesting you to temporarily remove apps to install a software update, its best not to accept it. If you do, Fortnite will most likely be the first app to go and it’s not coming back. 

Apple provides people with the option to temporarily delete apps to make room for a large number of iOS updates. However, if “Fortnite” is uninstalled from the iPhone, it will be difficult to reinstall it later. The official recommendation is that users should press “Cancel” first, and then go to “Settings”> “General”> “iPhone Storage” to free up space.

The legal dispute between Apple and Epic Games is still continuing. After Epic tried to bypass the 30% fee charged by Apple and Google to developers, Fortnite was officially removed from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store in August.

Companies forms “App Fair Alliance” to tackle Apple’s policies

A group of companies against Apple including Spotify, Match Group (the parent company of Tinder), and Epic Games (Fortnite developer) have jointly created a non-profit organization “App Fair Alliance”. The aim of this organization is to advocate legal and regulatory actions to challenge Apple’s App Store policy.

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Apple charges 15% to 30% commissions for apps that use its in-app payment system. Furthermore, Apps must abide by these rules to appear in its App Store. The App Store allows consumers to download local apps. Also, this is the only way to get apps to work on the iPhone. These practices have aroused criticism from some developers and led to some lawsuits.

The App Fair Alliance is a non-profit organization based in Washington DC and Brussels. The organization says it plans to advocate legal changes to force Apple to change its policies. In addition to Epic, Match, and Spotify, other members of the organization include small companies such as Basecamp, Blix, Blockchain.com, Deezer, and Tile. It also includes developers from Europe as well as the European Publishers Council, European News Media, and Protonmail.

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