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    If you were looking forward to the upcoming Steam Link app, and you own an Apple phone or tablet, you won't be able to use it, as Apple has denied the app from being on iOS devices. This change of heart comes after the company had originally approved the Steam Link app on May 7. Valve had made their official announcement, expecting nothing to go wrong. Near the time of launch for the app, Apple had quickly changed their decision, citing that the they had "business conflicts" with it that hadn't been originally discovered during the approval process, causing the app to lose certification and not be allowed on the digital storefront.

    Valve has appealed the decision, stating that they are disappointed with Apple, and that they hope the company changes their mind. The phrase "business conflicts" hasn't been elaborated on, but it's assumed that Apple took issue with the app's ability to stream PC games to a phone or tablet, which would potentially cause Apple to lose sales on the mobile front. Steam Link is currently available for all Android devices.

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  3. Jayro

    Jayro MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 Developer
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    I almost feel sorry for the apple fanboys. Almost... But they chose their closed ecosystem, so they can deal with it.
     
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  5. souler92

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    all i can say is... HAHA take that appleoids
     
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  6. DinohScene

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    That is fucked.
    THen again, Apple always pulls these kind of tricks so it wasn't to surprising to see them rejecting it.
     
  7. smileyhead

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    RIP
     
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  8. blubber987

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    I don't use an iphone anyway.
     
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    MeowMeowMeow S̈͊ͣ̎̍͋͟eͩ͊ͨ̂ͫ̐ͬ͟n̆ͨp͒ͪ̿̔aͤͬ̄ͩͨ͗̔iͧ̽ͤ
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    "Apple to lose sales on the mobile front."
    Yeah cus mobile games are fucking awesome.....
     
  10. 8BitWonder

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    That's a pretty shitty move to pull.

    Approve their app, let them develop it to near completion, and then overturn the approval after all the work has been put into it?

    Pretty shitty. Hopefully they grow a pair and let it release on iOS. If not, there's always Android.
     
  11. THEELEMENTKH

    THEELEMENTKH GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    I never expected this, woow....
     
  12. SomeGamer

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    See what you did there, I guess? :P
     
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    OP Chary Never sleeps.
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    I wrote Steam so many times the word lost all meaning! All is steam now! Thanks lol.
     
  14. gudenau

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    They could always just put up IPWs (or whatever they are) so the Jailbroken community could still use it.

    Really stupid thing for Apple to do, doesn't surprise me one bit.
     
  15. SomeGamer

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    Tried with Android+Switch Pro Controller. Streaming was perfect, controls were laggy. Although the latter could be for a number of reasons.
     
  16. Memoir

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    I'll never understand why people should be penalized for their choice in system.
     
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    Release outside of the App Store, then?

    And before you ask, yes, it is possible. There are ways of making a self-published app that can be installed on unjailbroken devices.
     
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    Lol, now they will certainly lose even more sales & maybe customers, this all thanks to their own stupidity.

    Meanwhile all other companies that have android devices with the ability to support this app will earn more, since now people will go get an "cheap" android phone/tablet, instead of those expensive Apple devices. It's sure a great way to help your other competitors & save some people from spending a lot of money I guess...

    Good job Apple on preventing yourself of losing money/sales! (sarcasm)

    Luckily I don't have any Apple device & I don't care about them either, so i'm not affected by this.xD I do feel a bit sorry for those Apple customers etc. though.
     
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    it's stuff like this that makes me glad i never switched to an iphone.
     
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  20. x65943

    x65943 Dr. Rabbi Prince X, Sr., Ed. D.
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    I wish I could say I was surprised. The rise of apple in the past 10 years is extremely unsettling for anyone interested in open ecosystems.

    Basic people with your uggs, iphones and starbuck's frappuccinos please stop ruining this world.
     
  21. StarGazerTom

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    Lol, pulling the rug out from under Steam like that. Pretty god damn scummy. That's like if Google Chrome automatically blocked you from using Yahoo, Bing, or Ask Jeeves.

    Scummy move from a scummy company.
     
  22. Zumoly

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    I used to like apple for their solid system but the lack of customization made me give in to android. My only apple device was the 5S which eventually got replaced once I found out my note 5 was not compatible with nxloader.
    It's really a shame that they are still not willing to change.
     
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