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  • European Commission says Apple is in breach of EU competition law

    Per the "forbids them to inform of alternative subscription options", that's an industry standard for e-commerce. Try and name a retail web site or digital download store that allows sellers to advertise alternate ways of purchasing the product within the store or site itself. It just doesn't happen. Amazon, eBay, WalMart...they all have clauses that forbid that type of communication. That has never been unique to Apple at any time. 
  • Apple provides written witness testimony ahead of Epic trial

    "Even the rare consumer who has access to only an iOS device has a readily available game transaction alternative to the App Store--the Safari browser"

    Epic themselves confirmed this to be true when they ran adverts urging iOS users to play Fortnite on other platforms. They didn't really believe there was a barrier themselves.
  • New Apple TV Siri Remote incompatible with some tvOS games

    elijahg said: So this means the AppleTV is really $149 + $99 for a PS4 controller that is pretty much essential if you want to play 3D games.
    PS4/PS5 or Xbox controllers are fine if you already own them with a console, but if you're going to buy something new for App Store or Apple Arcade gaming you would be better off with a SteelSeries Nimbus+ due to the significantly better battery life per charge. That model gets 50 hours on a single charge, while the Sony/MS controllers are going to be around 10-15 hours with a rechargeable battery. 
  • Apple must face lawsuit alleging that 'buying' media on iTunes is misleading

    mbdrake76 said: Heck, even Apple's own marketing states: "Buy. Rent. Watch. All inside the app. Welcome to the new home of thousands of films, including the latest blockbusters from iTunes. Now you can buy, rent and watch, all from inside the app — as well as watch everything you’ve previously purchased from iTunes."  There's no little asterisk there that links to teeny-tiny text with the caveat that the content may not be permanent and one might potentially lose access to their purchased content if a distributor removes it from the store. 
    It's in the Apple Media Services Terms and Conditions that you have to agree to:

    "You may be limited in the amount of Content you may download, and some downloaded Content may expire after a given amount of time after downloaded or first played. Certain Content may not be available for download at all.

    You may be able to redownload previously acquired Content (“Redownload”) to your devices that are signed in with the same Apple ID (“Associated Devices”). You can see Content types available for Redownload in your Home Country at Content may not be available for Redownload if that Content is no longer offered on our Services."

  • Apple launches new Apple TV 4K with A12 Bionic CPU, redesigned Siri remote

    dewme said: Is gaming on the Apple TV really a thing? If so, I guess the added horsepower and price can be more easily justified.  
    It's developing into more of a thing with Apple Arcade due to the requirement for those games to also have ATV and Mac support. I always felt that people kind of missed the importance of that aspect when Arcade was originally released, but it's starting to get some momentum with games like NBA2K Arcade Edition showing up. NBA2K was a game that DID have iOS/iPadOS releases in the past, but never Mac or ATV support for bigger screen gaming. I think the new 24 inch M1 iMac will also help, as the screen quality + sound quality + graphics performance will be even more attractive for game use.