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Apple Removes 39,000 Games From China App Store


#Apple on #Thursday removed nearly 39,000 apps from its #Chinese #App #Store due to the apps lacking an official license from local regulators, reports #Reuters.


The report, which cites data from research firm #Qimai, says that games affected by the cull included #Ubisoft title #Assassin’s #Creed #Identity and NBA 2K20. #According to #Qimai, only 74 of the top 1,500 paid games on the #China #App #Store survived the purge.

#In addition to the 39,000 games, the report says #Apple also removed more than 46,000 apps in total from its store.

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#Apple in #February gave app developers an initial #June 30 deadline to prove they had a license for their games, and later extended the deadline to #December 31. #However, in #July the company froze updates for thousands of iOS mobile games lacking an official license, and in #August removed 30,000 apps for similar reasons.

#Apple in #July reportedly warned developers of app removals, should their apps not meet regulatory requirements. The removal of apps lacking official licenses is said to come from increasing government pressure on #Apple to comply with local regulations that have been in place since 2016.

#Note: #Due to the political or social nature of the discussion regarding this topic, the discussion thread is located in our #Political #News forum. #All forum members and site visitors are welcome to read and follow the thread, but posting is limited to forum members with at least 100 posts.



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https://www.macrumors.com/2020/12/31/apple-removes-39000-game-apps-from-china-store/

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