Epic Games asks Apple for reinstatement to the App Store so that it can re-release Fortnite in South Korea
Epic promoted its own payment platform inside Fortnite which violated Apple’s App Store regulations
Apple says it won’t reinstate Epic until the developer plays by the same rules as everyone else
The complete statement reads, “As we’ve said all along, we would welcome Epic’s return to the App Store if they agree to play by the same rules as everyone else. Epic has admitted to breach of contract and as of now, there’s no legitimate basis for the reinstatement of their developer account.”
Epic also wants Apple to allow iPhone users to sideload apps from third-party app stores, something that Android users are allowed to do. Apple has cited security reasons for keeping the “walled garden” approach to its iOS app storefront which it has had in place ever since the App Store debuted in July 2008.