One of the most notable aspects of Android is available to iPhone owners. Bloomberg claims that Apple intends to allow iOS users to download programmes from outside app stores. This is a big step forward because it will allow users to sideload software. Android users have significantly benefited from this for a long time, which is one of the main advantages.
According to rumours, Apple will allow iOS users to download programmes from other app stores. According to a source, iPhone owners can also sideload apps. Apple has until March 2024 to abide by the EU ruling.
Can third-party services participate in iOS?
According to legislation recently enacted by the European Union, the so-called digital gatekeepers, such as Apple, must maintain free markets. This implies that people should be able to decide how app stores are run, not tech corporations and that third-party services should be allowed to participate in iOS.
The choice to restrict possibilities to the App Store has also come at a steep cost to app developers due to Apple's 30% portion of app store transactions. Developers may feel comfortable if Apple permits third-party app shops on iPhones and iPads since they won't have to pay as much a commission as other app stores. In-app purchases, for instance, are accessible on Samsung's Galaxy Store.
Apple will have until March 2024 to abide by the decision, according to information released by the European Union. Apple imposes certain restrictions and won't entirely abandon user security. According to the claimed source, the business could think about "mandating some security criteria," which essentially implies it intends to check external apps in some way and charge for them. Apple still needs to make this official confirmation.
The security of iOS users has long been a guarantee made by Apple, so it will be fascinating to see how the firm plans to keep this promise. Another alleged EU rule would compel Apple to introduce USB-C in its new iPhone models, which will be a significant shift.