Due to increasing pressure from the European Union, Apple may allow the installation of external apps on iPhones next year. This will make it possible to install apps from other app stores.
Due to increasing pressure from the European Union, Apple may allow external app installation on iPhones next year. Currently Apple only allows installing apps from the App Store. If the application is realized, it will be possible to install applications on iPhones from other application stores.
Could come in the first half of 2024
According to analyst Mark Gurman, Apple may allow outside app installation in the first half of 2024. Previously, it was only possible to install apps outside the App Store via Jailbreak.
However, this will bring some disadvantages to Apple. First, since apps can be installed outside the App Store, Apple will lose 15% to 30% commission revenue. The second is that they can be installed without Apple’s guidelines for developers and therefore risk security vulnerabilities.
However, since this is Apple, it will certainly put in place some mechanisms to ensure user privacy and security. According to Gurman, Apple will introduce a “highly controlled system” for developers to submit apps outside the App Store.
Previously, Apple has said that installing apps from outside the App Store would create user privacy and security issues. The EU’s Digital Markets Act, however, defines big tech companies as “gatekeepers” and requires them to open their services to third-party companies and developers to ensure fairer competition.