In a confirmation to Vice, the app’s developer Zach Knox has confirmed that his app, dubbed Stadium, has been removed from the App Store. According to Knox, “I’m not resentful at app review [Apple’s board for reviewing apps] for this decision. I’m obviously disappointed, and may not agree with their reasoning, but I get it. They spent 3 weeks on it so obviously had some internal discussion on the matter. This isn’t some #FreeStadium tirade on my part.”
Knox had previously expressed some concern at the possibility of his app being removed, although he did seem cautiously optimistic that it might not. “I suppose I’m a little concerned about the app being taken down, but I don’t see any reason for them to. It’s just a web browser with a weird address bar.”
That being said, we can understand the reasons why. Apple has relaxed its App Store’s rules a bit and is allowing game streaming services, but only if it meets certain requirements that still feel a bit restrictive. We had previously heard that Microsoft could actually be working on a browser workaround for its Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for iOS devices, but given this removal, we have to wonder if this could affect Microsoft’s plans as well.