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iOS will welcome the biggest adjustment in 15 years, more open As we all know, Apple has always advocated the closedness of the system. In the iOS system, users can only download apps through the App Store.
In exchange for a more “pure” experience and more security through closure, this must be the main reason why many users choose the iPhone.
According to previous news from the outside world, Apple may implement an open policy on iOS, allowing users to download apps through third-party app stores.
Apple’s policy shift is inseparable from the “Digital Market Act” issued by the European Union.
The bill states that in order to conduct anti-monopoly supervision on technology giants and ensure a fair and open market, relevant restrictions will be imposed on “gatekeeper” level companies.
These include ordering iOS to allow sideloading, allowing third-party app stores to join in, and completely breaking Apple’s “walled garden.”
As soon as the news came out, netizens immediately exploded Redmi K60 new news, it will be launched as soon as this month, and the hardware configuration of new models is confirmed.
It is not difficult to see from the messages and comments of friends that most users express their firm opposition to the open sideloading of the iPhone.
With the further fermentation of the incident, many third-party media and commentators have expressed their views on it.
Among them, software developer @Riley said that forcing iOS to open third-party app stores will do more harm than good to users overall.
@Riley believes that the App Store, as an important part of the iOS software ecosystem, can ensure the security of most apps under Apple’s strict review procedures.
At the same time, even if the iPhone is open to sideloading, it will not help the anti-monopoly policy advocated by the EU.
With the increase in app stores, developers may choose different platforms to put apps on the shelves, which will also cause users to browse through multiple app stores in order to find an app.
Relatively speaking, this problem does not exist in the App Store, where iPhone users can find any App they want (subject to local regulatory policies, of course).
It is worth mentioning that @Riley himself is the developer of AltStore, a well-known iOS jailbreak store, so this remark is quite pertinent.
In addition, according to market analysis agency Morgan Stanley, Apple may not comply with the EU’s requirements and maintain iOS’s consistent closed policy out of trade-offs.
According to Morgan Stanley’s statistical report, even if Apple loses all App Store revenue from EU member states, the impact on Apple’s software service business revenue will be very limited.
Taking the worst case into consideration, if about 30% of users leave the App Store, it will only cause a 9% loss in Apple’s global software service revenue.
If you calculate the sum of all of Apple’s business income, this part of the loss is only 2%.
Therefore, if you only consider the overall revenue of the App Store in the European market, even if you do not comply with EU laws, the final impact will be very limited.
Therefore, perhaps this will also be a key factor in determining the ultimate direction of Apple’s policy changes.
However, more information in the future is needed to further confirm whether iOS is open to sideloading.
Whether it is abandoning the European software market or opening the door to iOS, it is an unprecedented major change for Apple.
According to previous news from the outside world, if Apple finally decides to open up iOS sideloading, this change is expected to be announced on iOS 17, which will be released next year.
As for the final details, I believe we will see the answer soon.
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