As its battles with regulators intensify, Apple is getting ready to allow sideloading of software from third-party app stores in Europe, based on information in statements buried within the company’s most recent financial filing.
“The company expects to make further business changes in the future, including as a result of legislative initiatives impacting the App Store,” says Apple, “such as the European Union (“EU”) Digital Markets Act, which the Company is required to comply with by March 2024.”
Europe’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) limits what the biggest tech firms such as Apple can get away with by setting out a series of obligations they must meet. Among other provisions, it will require Apple to open up the App Store to rivals.
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