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Pay Once & Play category added to Apple App Store

In its ongoing quest for complete transparency about in-app purchases, Apple has added the new Pay Once & Play category to the App Store. Styled like one of the marketplace’s regular promotions, the section recommends premium mobile games that do not contain any form of microtransaction. Examples included include mobile …

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Apple asking devs to remove guns from App Store imagery

Apple is rejecting games and updates that show images of guns or violence in their screenshots or app icons. Numerous developers have toldPocket Gamerthat they have had to resubmit images or change their game icons to remove weaponry. Apple’s own guidelines already state that apps with app icons, screenshots, and …

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Apple posts biggest quarterly profit ever for a public company

11.9bn – that’s how much profit Apple made in its last quarter, representing the highest ever number for a publicly traded company. The record was previously held by ExxonMobil, which in Q2 2012 posted a profit of $15.9bn. The colossal success stems from the success of the iPhone 6, which …

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Apple now offers iTunes refunds in Europe

Consumers can now get a refund on any digital purchase made from Apple, no questions asked. Apple last month quietly altered its European iTunes terms and conditions to allow for the return of any digital purchase from iTunes or the App Store within 14 days of purchase. Until now all …

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Apple patents an integrated joystick for iPhone

Although Apple patents are not exactly rare, one that would bring an element of physical control to smartphone gaming is certainly worth paying attention to. As spotted by Forbes, Apple’s ‘multi-function input device’ sees an iPhone’s home button magically pop out of the device’s casing to become a mini-joystick. Some …

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