With the intensifying battle between Epic Games and Apple, Apple iPhones with pre-installed Fortnite is currently in high demand on eBay. The cost of these used iPhones with pre-installed Fortnite is $10,000. Earlier this week, Fortnite was removed from the Apple store and Google play store. This happened as soon as Epic came up with its own payment platform which didn’t follow the guidelines of Apple and Google.
Fortnite has been removed from the Apple store which means that the new players will not be able to download the game anymore but this will not remove the pre-installed app for the phones. And some have used this opportunity to sell the iPhones with pre-installed Fortnite in about $10,000 which is roughly Rs 7,50,000 in India. A user was selling his iPhone X for $10,000 whereas, another user was found selling iPhone 8 for $3000 which is approx Rs 2,25,000 in India.
Also, the developer of the game claimed that Apple has terminated the developer account from iMac and iOS development tools. And, therefore, the developer has knocked the doors of the court in order to stop Apple from doing this. However, Apple claimed that they will be coming back with Fortnite if Epic follows the guidelines of Apple.
See what Apple says:
In an interview, Apple said that the App Store is a safe place for the users. And, Epic Games is one of the successful developers. This franchise is able to draw a multi-million dollar to the app store. The problem which was created by Epic Games can be resolved if they come up with an update that complies with the guidelines with Apple. Also, they don’t want to pull their business
So, Apple and Google have removed the famous game Fortnite from their respective app store when a new update was rolled out. In the new update, the users could pay directly to the developers in the in-app purchases.