Epic says its EU iOS app store is approved, but Apple wants change

The Epic Games Store app for EU iPhones has passed Apple’s legalization process, bringing the alternative app store one step closer to selling apps directly to iOS users outside of the App Store. AppleInsider reports that while Apple has confirmed the app has been approved, it has asked Epic to “fix the buttons” in a future submission to the company’s app review process.

But the approval is only “temporary,” according to Epic CEO Tim Sweeney, who rephrases Apple’s request. He says the company is “demanding that we change the buttons in the next version” and vows that the company will “fight this.” The seemingly conditional approval is just the latest in a back-and-forth saga between Apple and Epic. Apple previously reinstated Epic Games Sweden’s European developer license after EU regulators launched an investigation into the decision to revoke it.

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