The Hustle

Apple and Microsoft are beefing (again)

Microsoft and Apple are fighting over the App Store, PC sales, AR glasses, and more.

Apple and Microsoft embody the PC era.

Both founded in the 1970s by iconic visionaries (Jobs and Gates), the 2 tech giants regularly fluctuate between cordial cooperation and hip-hop level beef.

In recent years, the relationship’s been pretty peachy

As reported by Bloomberg:

But now, the good times are over.

Apple’s control over its App Store is a huge problem

Epic Games — the maker of Fortnite — is currently in an antitrust battle against Apple. Microsoft has joined the game maker in decrying Apple’s 30% take from its App Store.

Apple also irked Microsoft by forcing it to alter its cloud gaming service (xCloud) and abide by App Store policies.

For its part, the iPhone maker says Microsoft’s own Xbox store also takes a 30% cut and doesn’t allow 3rd party distribution.

However the App Store case shakes out…

… the 2 Big Tech behemoths will likely stay at odds. Per Bloomberg:

Steve Jobs once said, “The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste.” Clearly, there is more than just that one problem.

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