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Apple Officially Terminates Epic Games’ App Store Developer Account – HYPEBEAST

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Staying true to its word, Apple has now terminated Epic Games‘ developer account over on its App Store. The move comes following an ongoing legal battle between the tech giant and the video game developer and publisher over Fortnite and its bypassing of the App Store for in-game transactions, which Apple normally takes a 30 percent cut of. The termination now means that Fortnite will no longer be available on the digital store, and those who have already downloaded the game will not be able to update it beyond August 28.

Apple issued the following statement regarding the termination:

“We are disappointed that we have had to terminate the Epic Games account on the App Store. We have worked with the team at Epic Games for many years on their launches and releases. The court recommended that Epic comply with the App Store guidelines while their case moves forward, guidelines they’ve followed for the past decade until they created this situation. Epic has refused. Instead they repeatedly submit Fortnite updates designed to violate the guidelines of the App Store. This is not fair to all other developers on the App Store and is putting customers in the middle of their fight. We hope that we can work together again in the future, but unfortunately that is not possible today.”

Notably, the new move by Apple does not affect Epic’s other account used to maintain its Unreal Engine, as a judge said earlier this week that blocking this alternative account to retaliate against Fortnite would seem “like an overreach.”

Stay tuned as the story develops.

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The OnePlus Nord will be officially revealed on July 21st – The Verge

The midrange OnePlus Nord is due to be officially announced with an augmented reality event on July 21st, the company announced today. OnePlus said the Nord will be a “more affordable” device compared to its recent flagships, and it’s initially due for release in Europe and India. Along with the news of the launch, the company has also released the second part of its documentary series about the phone today.

OnePlus says you’ll be able to use its app to view the launch event in augmented reality on July 21st at 3PM BST / 10AM ET / 7AM PT. The app will be available for both iOS and Android. OnePlus is also producing physical invitations to the event, which it says will give people a “unique hands-on experience” of the device in AR. Physical invitations will contain a QR code that you can scan to access the AR experience. This isn’t the first time OnePlus has experimented with new formats for its product launches; it used a virtual reality event to announce the OnePlus 2 in 2015.

Although its official launch date is still a couple of weeks away, we already have a pretty good idea about what form the OnePlus Nord will take, thanks to a combination of official announcements and unofficial leaks. As well as confirming its name, OnePlus has also revealed that the phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 765G 5G processor, and it will cost less than $500.

A prototype device briefly shown in a recent video has dual selfie cameras contained within a hole-punch notch.
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When an image of an early prototype was briefly shown in a recent video from OnePlus, it appeared to have dual selfie cameras contained within a hole-punch notch. Meanwhile, the rear of the device has been shown with a vertically orientated camera bump on its left.

Unofficially, reports also suggest that the phone will feature a 6.55-inch OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 4,300mAh battery with 30W fast charging, according to XDA-Developers.

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