New EU antitrust law may ban apple from preloading apps

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 New EU antitrust law may ban apple from preloading apps


The draft legislation, known as the digital services act, also proposes restrictions on the power of digital platforms such as Apples app store. However, the Financial Times reported that the draft legislation proposed by the EU is still a first draft, and the language expression is still quite vague.

The draft proposes to prohibit websites or platforms of large technology companies from providing services that are in favor of their own interests, and prohibit obstructing competitors. Large technology companies are not allowed to require hardware devices such as laptops or mobile phones to pre install their own applications. In addition, according to the draft, the EU wants large Internet platforms to allow users to uninstall any pre installed applications on devices such as mobile phones and computers, the Financial Times reported

Indeed, the iPhone comes pre loaded with a range of Apple apps. For a long time, these pre installed applications can not be unloaded, which makes users feel helpless. With IOS 11, apple allows most stock apps to be removed. With IOS 14, users are allowed to change their default web browser and email application. This may be Apples concession in the face of government antitrust regulation. The European Unions draft legislation requires these technology giants to eliminate the practice of pre installing their own applications and allow fair competition for third-party applications. Apple has always believed that its pre installed apps are part of the iPhones good experience, and a large part of the reason why users choose apple devices is that they value the close integration of hardware and software. (Tianmen Mountain) source: Netease science and technology report editor in charge: Ding Guangsheng_ NT1941

Indeed, the iPhone comes pre loaded with a range of Apple apps. For a long time, these pre installed applications can not be unloaded, which makes users feel helpless. With IOS 11, apple allows most stock apps to be removed. With IOS 14, users are allowed to change their default web browser and email application. This may be Apples concession in the face of government antitrust regulation.

The European Unions draft legislation requires these technology giants to eliminate the practice of pre installing their own applications and allow fair competition for third-party applications.

Apple has always believed that its pre installed apps are part of the iPhones good experience, and a large part of the reason why users choose apple devices is that they value the close integration of hardware and software. (Tianmen Mountain)