Company announced “CamelYesterday, Thursday, it announced that, starting next March, it will make changes to its “iOS” operating system, its “Safari” browser, and its “App Store” application store in European Union countries, in order to comply with the new digital markets law, “Digital Markets Act,” which will enter into force. It came into force in the same month.
After the release of version 17.4 of the iOS operating system on iPhone and iPad devices, developers will be able to provide alternative application stores that Apple will verify.
The solutions developed by Apple will no longer be the only payment options. When users browse Safari for the first time, they will be able to choose a browser from a list of competing browsing engines. These changes come with the introduction of new prices for developers.
Apple's Vice President of Marketing, Phil Schiller, said: “The changes we are announcing today are consistent with the European Union's Digital Markets Act, while contributing to protecting European users from increasing risks to privacy and safety.”
“Apple” and five other giant digital groups – Alphabet (Google) and Amazon, and Mita (Facebook), AndMicrosoft In addition to the Chinese company “ByteDance”, the owner of “Tik Tok”, as of March 7, the new digital markets law includes more stringent rules to stop anti-competitive practices in the European Union.