[Update: Apple has confirmed the policy with us. Statement below.]
[Update # 2: Reports are now emerging that Apple is now restoring some apps with the Confederate flag to the App Store. The company is dealing with developers who use the Confederate flag, however not in a mean-spirited manner.]
[Update # 3: TouchArcade specifies that impacted games are able to change their app icons and App Store screenshots to avoid elimination.]
A couple of days after Zac Hall required Apple to join big retailers like Walmart, Target, Sears, Amazon and eBay in withdrawing from selling products showcasing the Confederate flag, Apple seems working on doing just that.
Touch Arcade seen that many Civil War games like Ultimate General: Gettysburgand the Hunted Cow series have all disappeared. An App Store look for ‘‘ Confederate’ on Tuesday found lots of games featuring the flag, while the very same search today appears to show just apps handling the history (such as the reference work revealed) above.
All of the video games revealed in Tuesday’s search (below) have actually been gotten rid of from the App Store …… Apple’s app purge does not appear completely comprehensive as yet– we did discover a paid option to among the totally free games gotten rid of– however that is likely an oversight instead of an intentional exception.
Here’s the before, while the after is revealed above: The South Carolina massacre that prompted Confederate flag boycotts is most likely to be prosecuted as a federal hate criminal offense, law enforcement authorities told the NY Times. CNN reports that South Carolina the other day voted 103-10 in favor of a debate on getting rid of the Confederateflag from Capitol premises.
Apple has made no main discuss the elimination of these games as of yet.
[Update: This is Apple’s statement:”We have actually eliminated apps from the App Store that use the Confederate flag in offensive or mean-spirited ways, which is in offense of our standards. We are not getting rid of apps that display the Confederate flag for academic or historic uses.”]