The European Union plans to open the iPhone to App Stores from other providers – Apple has now warned of this in a status sheet.
Processors can only be installed on the iPhone from the group’s internal site. Apple points out that in order to filter out malicious applications, all applications and updates on its platform are being tested by software and human auditors. In addition, developers must adhere to Apple’s guidelines on data security. These security precautions have been circumvented by so-called sideloading of apps loaded on the iPhone from sources other than the official store, Apple warns.
The Digital Markets Act (DMA), which is currently being developed in the European Union, recommends opening sites for competing providers in order to strengthen competition. For digital articles and services sold through the Apple site, the team is charged 15 or 30 percent. On devices with the Google Android system, Google has the same commission for sales through the group’s Play Store – but other App Stores are also allowed on the platform. Apple opposed EU plans in June.
“Sideloading via live downloads or other app stores could undermine Apple’s security and privacy policies,” the iPhone company warned in a new paper. It is not in the best interests of the user. Apple, among others, talks about fake apps disguised as popular apps and operating system handling updates. This group is particularly vulnerable to circulating Android processors and, for example, try to get login information and other data. It said online criminals would have more incentives to attack the iPhone if it was unlocked.
Apple reviewers point out that programs from all possible sources can be loaded on the team’s Mac computers. Apple claims that the situation with smartphones is different because they contain more personal information. U.S. bills for more competition in the technology sector also target the business model. However, in the United States, Apple recently succeeded in securing its app system on the iPhone. A judge has rejected a request from sports company Epic Games to open a platform for other app stores.
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