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iOS 17.4 beta 1 now available with app sideloading and Safari changes

January 25, 2024

Via: BGR

After releasing iOS 17.3 with a handful of new features, Apple is starting the testing cycle of iOS 17.4 with beta 1. With this software update, the company is finally enabling App Store sideloading for European users.

The testing starts now because Apple needs to comply with the European Union’s Digital Markets Act, which will make Cupertino open the iPhone for third-party apps, a.k .a. sideloading. Although this change will be focused on the European Union countries, it’s unclear how Apple is going to implement this change on iOS, as users will be able to download apps from places other than the App Store.

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