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iOS 17 brings an important change to iPhone, but only we in the EU will benefit from it – WhatsNew2Day


Apple has long been known for doing its own thing in the tech world. Whether they’re offering each jack as an individual adapter, or refusing to introduce USB-C.

But the EU is now pushing sideloading on Apple in addition to USB-C – at least from iOS 17.

side loading means the ability for third parties to offer apps on the iPhone without them having to be available in the App Store. This would save developers 15-30 percent in App Store fees.

EU: No more »gatekeeping«

The one that came into force on November 1, 2022 Digital Markets Act (DMA) The European Union obliges so-called gatekeeper companies to open their services and platforms to other companies and developers.

Apple will be badly affected by the DMA, and possibly major changes to the App Store, Messages, FaceTime, Siri, and other services have to do. According to well-known Apple analyst Mark Gurman However, Apple plans to introduce sideloading support next year to comply with new European regulations.

Apple has spoken out against sideloading, arguing that it would compromise iPhone users’ privacy and security protections. However, there is a risk of penalties of up to 20 percent of Apple’s global salesif the company violates the DMA.

In order to find a solution anyway, Apple is considering Introduce security requirements such as verificationfor the possibly a fee is charged in lieu of app sales fees.

Such a verification system already exists on the Mac, allowing users to download apps outside of the Mac App Store safe to download.

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What do you think of the fact that the EU is increasingly forcing Apple to open up? Only advantages for the users, or does that also have disadvantages for you? Who should perhaps get similar treatment from the EU? Or should the EU relax a bit? As always, your opinions and views are welcome in the comments!

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