Apple to Big Fish Games: “Here You Go. Just Kidding.”
Ten days ago Seattle company Big Fish Games was granted a place in iTunes Store for its games portal app. Today Apple pulled the product, a move that immediately begs comparison to Bart Simpson’s cruelty with a yoyo.
In all seriousness, Apple hasn’t issued an official statement on the matter, so the Cupertino company may have a reasonable justification for doing so. Big Fish Games’ iPad app was a subscription service that allowed access to dozens of games for a $6.99 monthly fee. The app was approved by Apple and offered such titles as Mystery Case Files and Mahjong Towers.
Could Apple have a good reason for pulling the app 10 days after it was approved? The product description doesn’t seem to differ much from what Netflix does with movies. I guess we’ll just have to wait for an official word from Apple itself.