Apple opens iOS doors to third-party app stores

Apple opens iOS doors to third-party app stores

to report GsmArenaApple plans to make extensive changes to iOS and other products and services to meet EU requirements set out in the Digital Markets and Services Act. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gorman, Cupertino will redesign its platform to “open key elements,” meaning iPhone and iPad users can download apps for iOS through app stores and third-party websites!

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Third-party iOS app stores will be limited to the EU only

Of course, these changes are expected to happen only in the 27 member countries of the European Union, but in any case, it can be a prelude to the final expansion of the service to other regions and its globalization.

Updates are likely to begin with iOS 17 in 2023, as companies only have until 2024 to fully comply with the Digital Markets Act. The implementation also includes wider access to the NFC chip, camera, Find My Network and AirTag, and brings new web browsing engines to iPhone and iPad.

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Apple is looking for a way to monetize third-party app stores

However, Gorman went on to say that Apple is still planning to charge developers even if they don’t distribute their apps through the App Store, which shows that Apple doesn’t want to lose sight of this revenue stream. cover up

The Digital Markets Act and the Digital Services Act are bills designed to promote fair competition and better protect privacy and eliminate certain invasive targeted advertising. Apple’s actions are primarily governed by Act One, which is supposed to provide better interoperability with smaller competing services.

Now suppose Apple decides not to comply with the law that will come into effect on January 1, 2024, what will happen to the company? Well, regulators may set a fine of 10% of the company’s total global turnover, and if this trend continues, the fine will rise to 20% for repeat violations.

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