A couple of weeks ago we reported
that Valve was on the cusp of releasing its Steam Link app for iOS - with Android to follow. Which would have allowed for Steam streaming via a 5Ghz network or wired Ethernet. There was also Steam Controller support so you could access and play games in your Steam Library via a device like the Apple TV. And we say was, because the app has been rejected by Apple.
With the following statement released by Valve this morning.
On Monday, May 7th, Apple approved the Steam Link app for release. On Weds, May 9th, Valve released news of the app. The following morning, Apple revoked its approval citing business conflicts with app guidelines that had allegedly not been realized by the original review team. Valve appealed, explaining the Steam Link app simply functions as a LAN-based remote desktop similar to numerous remote desktop applications already available on the App Store. Ultimately, that appeal was denied leaving the Steam Link app for iOS blocked from release. The team here spent many hours on this project and the approval process, so we're clearly disappointed. But we hope Apple will reconsider in the future.
A definite weird situation, and baffling too as the app store has no shortage of remote-desktop like apps in addition to mountains of shovel-ware.