Apple opens up iOS to alternative app stores in the EU

25 January 2024
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  • Anonymous
  • Dk1
  • 26 Jan 2024

[deleted post]"If they are so dumb, then why does the IT world favor their phones over Android?"

Because they want to look different in the crowd where majority use android. (People love uniqueness and IT world can afford that)



"And, guess what, it's not a status thing."

No matter how much you deny it, it's a status thing.




"Anyone thinking that people choosing iOS over Android are not tech savvy are living in a bubble"

No one is saying that apple users are dumb. But because of their extreme love for apple, it causes Apple's devices to be extremely expensive for what they offer.





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    • Mills
    • xFM
    • 26 Jan 2024

    MrLVegas, 26 Jan 2024Unless, you are Adam or Eve, you don’t have to go into the ... morePeople literally cannot get JOBS if they have Android devices. It's becoming a requirement to have an iPhone or Mac

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      • Anonymous
      • 0cB
      • 26 Jan 2024

      Mahmood Albraim, 26 Jan 2024Not defending Android but at least you can disable Chrome o... moreInstall Opera and enjoy. Cool appearance and fast performance.

        This will make Apple phones bricked faster and sooner with such policy and watchfull apple eye care to make everything working well and does not try to ruin Apple monetary eco friendly system where they rob everyone and act like an innocent.
        Bet the Update 17,4 will have at least 5-10 mini updates to fix all upcoming bugs.

          About time

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            • Anonymous
            • rJj
            • 26 Jan 2024

            potato4k, 26 Jan 2024The worse part is, on Android, I cannot even uninstall Chro... moreAre tou really an android user ??
            Simple adb command will remove the chrome or all apps from your android phones

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              • Anonymous
              • uCn
              • 26 Jan 2024

              potato4k, 26 Jan 2024The worse part is, on Android, I cannot even uninstall Chro... moreThey literally got sued few weeks ago

                Anonymous, 26 Jan 2024Surpising that it's the EU that is committed to stripp... moreI'm not surprised at all.
                Remember: the whole corporation state, pretending to be democratic USA, was built by the rich and for the rich. That's why corporate lobbying in Senate is possible, and laws and regulation so often cater to rich people and big companies, instead of constitutional rights of their citizens. With the small exception of gun ownership where the two sides are happy to buy and sell as much as they can because 2nd amendment.
                That's why you can be fired from your job in the morning with no notice, no time to look for a new job, no financial security - you just land on your ass on the street and they don't care. But try and do anything in reverse to the company, you won't be able to pay your lawyer bills, they'll just flood you with their lawyer money and you'll never stand a chance. Basic human rights are not applying there because the whole country is a money producing machine for the chosen few.

                Why would you expect they'll start disassembling what is their own making and start destroying their money lifeline?

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                  • S3c
                  • 26 Jan 2024

                  Malicious compliance.

                  They set new limits for fees based on number of app installments, resulting in removing everyone except big App developers.

                    HyperionBurn, 26 Jan 2024apkmirror❌ ipamirror✅IPAdone also

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                      • Andy
                      • nDA
                      • 26 Jan 2024

                      Can we please force Apple to do more things that are normal on Android, just so I can see them struggle? It is nice we have some things that will put a dent in their greed for money.

                        potato4k, 26 Jan 2024The worse part is, on Android, I cannot even uninstall Chro... moreNot defending Android but at least you can disable Chrome on Android phones and install whatever browser you want.

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                          • Anonymous
                          • AZY
                          • 26 Jan 2024

                          Apple punishing devs and users with their €0.50 fee per annual install after reaching a threshold solely because Apple has to follow EU regulations is buckwild, regardless of scale.

                          And yeah, I really want to see them enforce this on apps distributed from alternative app marketplaces. I am incredibly curious.

                          It's like absolutely no one has learned a thing from the Unity Engine fiasco.

                          Oh right, and there's still no sideloading.


                          Extremely disappointing move from Apple.

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                            • Sqx
                            • 26 Jan 2024

                            updates, technical is simple to boot a android phone and pick any firmware from a list to replace current one

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                              • srr
                              • 26 Jan 2024

                              [deleted post]China has an awful government but I'm not sure whether the average Joe's decision relies on politics. Been eyeing the OnePlus Nord 3 for a while now, and while it is a Chinese phone, people will think "well yeah but iphones are also made in China"

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                                • 26 Jan 2024

                                Windows 10 latest update adds EU DMA compliance more freedom to the people

                                  Ellen Dale, 26 Jan 2024I like to believe this won't make much of a difference... moreOn the contrary, most users will simply click Next/OK without reading anything. Many of these sleaze developers will gladly walk through lay users how to sideload.

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                                    • Anonymous
                                    • 4BT
                                    • 26 Jan 2024

                                    potato4k, 26 Jan 2024You can already do that form day 1, via web apps. The only ... moreAlready doing before uk remember jailbreak

                                      Zuzuz, 26 Jan 2024You can use apps that aren't regulated by Apple. Will ... moreYou can already do that form day 1, via web apps. The only thing is, these sleazy developers want to gain the analytics, which is harder when you just use a web app. None of these developers care about the users. They just want to gain the analytics, bypassing Apple's scrutiny of the App store.

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                                        • Anonymous
                                        • 4BT
                                        • 26 Jan 2024

                                        potato4k, 26 Jan 2024The browser choice is hilarious. Meanwhile Google can conti... moreWhat other popular website like google is there they own the whole software what doesn’t they own