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Apple loosens some in-app restrictions after friction with developers
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Apple has issued new rules for its App Store in an effort to address some of the issues that have cropped up regarding the company's governance of its digital storefront for iPhones.
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The changes include, but are not limited to, updates for game streaming services, fewer restrictions for in-app purchases on free email apps, and new rules for online classes.
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According to The Verge, the most notable alteration is an explicit ruling on game streaming services such as Google Stadia or Microsoft’s xCloud, which Apple tells CNBC are now allowed.
That said, the company's flexibility stretches only so far. Each game must also be downloadable “directly from the App Store" and every update must be individually submitted to Apple before a company could stream to its users — meaning Microsoft or Google are not able to build an overarching app with access to all games.