Apple will allow external app stores on EU iPhones

A win in the EU's Big Tech regulation

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Apple has warned that allowing sideloading of apps could introduce security concerns
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Apple has warned that allowing sideloading of apps could introduce security concerns

Apple will iPhone and iPad users to install outside app stores on their devices, in an effort to meet strict new rules coming from the European Union.

Citing people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg says Apple's software engineering and services teams are making significant changes to the company's platform to enable "alternative" app stores. ...

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