Apple rejected 1 million new apps

Apple rejected 1 million new apps seeking to join its App Store last year, according to a blog post released Tuesday.

The announcement providing some details about why Apple rejected certain apps and updates was released as the Silicon Valley giant fends off a legal challenge from Epic Games in the second week of a trial in California federal court.

The trial is centered around allegations from Epic Games accusing Apple of anticompetitive behavior for kicking Epic’s Fortnite game out of the App Store after an update to the game offered a separate payment system that circumvented Apple’s 30 percent commission fees.

Apple’s defense is largely based around an argument that its App Store rules protect customers, and Tuesday’s blog post further promoted the claim.