Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Apple to Allow Third-Party Software Downloads Outside App Store, With Caveats

Apple is poised to permit third-party software downloads outside of its App Store, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. However, the tech giant intends to impose additional costs and limitations on this newfound freedom.

This decision comes in the wake of the implementation of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) by the European Union, aimed at curbing the market dominance of major tech corporations and enhancing consumer choice.

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Under the DMA's deadline of March 7, all Big Tech companies must comply with its regulations.

Apple's plan, which will initially apply only in Europe, marks a significant shift by allowing iPhone users to download software from sources other than the App Store for the first time. However, the company's move comes with certain restrictions and costs.

Meanwhile, Meta, the parent company of social media giant Facebook, announced its own steps to comply with the DMA, emphasizing that users will have more flexibility in how they utilize its services.

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Izaan Zubair
Izaan Zubair
With a passion and curiosity for technology, Izaan is a seasoned writer with four years of experience. His expertise lies in translating complex tech updates into engaging stories. Beyond technology, Izaan keeps a finger on the pulse of worldly news, crafting exclusive narratives that inform and inspire his readers.
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