In order to comply with new European Union laws coming in 2024, Apple is reportedly preparing to allow iPhone and iPad owners to install third-party app stores. Bloomberg reports that software engineers and service employees are currently working to open up all of Apple’s platforms to give users the ability to use alternative app stores.
Third-party app stores are coming to iPhone
While Europe’s new Digital Markets Act (DMA) technically entered into force on November 1st, the DMA will only be fully applicable in early 2024. Therefore, Apple has over a year to complete the work required to comply with the new regulations.