In the world of applications, Apple has long been the law. This means that if the Apple brand changes its terms and conditions by making them more restrictive, as it is about to do, several hundred applications could disappear from the Apple Store.
These new measures mainly target gambling, which sometimes is not entirely reliable. However, these apps, especially those offering casino games, are very popular with the public and represent a significant economic activity for developers. Therefore, the question arises as to why Apple is considering banning them from the Apple Store?
All app downloads made from an Apple device (iPhone, iPad) go through the App Store. Unable to download without going through it. Apple takes a 30% commission on paid apps.
The Apple brand, because of this monopoly, puts many developers in difficulty by banning gambling applications. Apart from Epic Games which has the means to engage in a legal battle, other small publishers do not have any to fight against the American giant.
The general conditions of use of the Apple Store being law, it becomes impossible for the developers to circumvent them.
The reason for the restrictive measures
Being distributed worldwide, Apple products must comply as much as possible with the various laws of the countries in which its devices are used.
Thus, to come into greater compliance with the various regulations, Apple has decided to remove gambling applications developed by individuals from the Apple Store. Indeed it is complicated for the company to verify the reliability of each application available on the Apple Store. The risks of independent gambling app scams can easily occur. This measure was taken with the aim of protecting players around the world.
However, one should not think that Apple has given up on gambling apps which, as we said before, are very popular and make money. They are simply subject to more stringent conditions.
The only ones that are authorized are those developed by accredited bodies such as the Française des Jeux, for example.