The update will introduce a new season to the game, but given that Fortnite is no longer available on the App Store, it also means that gamers who play on Apple’s devices will not be able to play with their friends on other platforms. They will still be able to continue playing with each other, but they won’t be able to join games that have other players playing on different devices.
According to Epic, “Apple is asking that Epic revert Fortnite to exclusively use Apple payments. Their proposal is an invitation for Epic to collude with Apple to maintain their monopoly over in-app payments on iOS, suppressing free market competition and inflating prices. As a matter of principle, we won’t participate in this scheme.”
However, it should be noted that since your Fortnite account syncs across devices, you’ll still be able to play the game and continue your progression, achievements, and access your items on other platforms like PCs or consoles, so that’s an alternative if you really want to keep playing the game.