Two years earlier, disputes began in the EU regarding the restrictions that IOS introduced to their ecosystem. Now, the issue of forcing the addition of shops other than the App Store for downloading applications is being increasingly considered. So when will Apple add third-party stores to IOS and when they will become available to users? Below we will give you the answer.
Will There Be Third-Party Stores on iOS?
It is highly likely that already in 2023, users from the European Union will be able to install other markets. Why didn’t Apple allow this in the first place? There are several reasons. The first is user safety, since all software products in the official service are subject to strict moderation.
The second is compliance with licensing requirements and the desire to distribute only licensed content. This cannot be moderated on third-party resources, and bypassing a license will be greatly simplified in many programs. The result will be a fall in revenue for video game and mobile app developers.
But still, it is very likely that other stores will be added to iPhones and iPads. Recently, the European Commission adopted two laws: DMA and DSA. The latter will control the largest technology giants.
Already in the fall, the changes will take effect, which will require Apple to strictly comply with the requirements. In the case of Google, the issue is not so acute. You can just install the APK file with the market you are interested in.
Another advantage of the DSA law is that users potentially will get rid of adware, spyware, trackers from websites, etc. Besides this, an American corporation will be required to use USB Type-C as a universal connector. This is due to the need to reduce harmful emissions into the atmosphere.
This is everything you need to know about the third-party stores release date for IOS. Are you waiting for them? Write your oppinion in the comments section below.