has a quote from Apple's Phil Schiller explaining why the iOS App
Store recently rejected
Steam Link app (thanks
). Amid speculation that this is out of concerns of losing out on
game sales to Steam, they say the app violated several unrelated guidelines:
We care deeply about bringing great games to all of our users on the App
Store. We would love for Valve's games and services to be on iOS and AppleTV.
Unfortunately, the review team found that Valve's Steam iOS app, as currently
submitted, violates a number of guidelines around user generated content, in-app
purchases, content codes, etc.
We've discussed these issues with Valve and will continue to work with them to
help bring the Steam experience to iOS and AppleTV in a way that complies with
the store's guidelines. We put great effort into creating an App Store that
provides the very best experience for everyone.
We have clear guidelines that all developers must follow in order to ensure the
App Store is a safe place for all users and a fair opportunity for all