Tag: DMA

iPhone, Products

Apple is ready for third-party iPhone app stores, and I can’t wait to avoid them

February 9, 2024

Via: BGR

It’s happening: you will be able to install iPhone apps from sources other than the official App Store. The big caveat? iPhone sideloading, complete with third-party app stores and third-party payments, is only coming to iPhone users in Europe. Apple […]

App Review, Applications

Phil Schiller explains why third-party App Stores make the iPhone experience worse

February 5, 2024

Via: BGR

With the European Union’s Digital Market Act (DMA) set to go into effect in March, Apple’s grip on the type of apps that iPhone users can download and install is poised to loosen considerably. For the first time in iPhone […]

News and Press

Apple gets ready for app sideloading in Europe

November 9, 2023

Via: Computerworld

As its battles with regulators intensify, Apple is getting ready to allow sideloading of software from third-party app stores in Europe, based on information in statements buried within the company’s most recent financial filing. “The company expects to make further […]

News and Press

Apple and Microsoft challenge regulatory scope of EU’s Digital Markets Act

September 5, 2023

Via: Computerworld

Apple and Microsoft are attempting to circumvent the European Union’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) by arguing that neither iMessage nor Bing are sufficiently popular enough to be regulated by the legislation. The DMA was approved in July 2022 and is […]

News and Press

Apple may finally allow third-party app stores on iPhone and iPad

December 13, 2022

Via: BGR

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 […]