Apple’s EU app store changes open door for Australia to improve digital platforms competition

Australia is expected to look closely at Apple’s decision to comply with EU competition rules in light of its long-running digital platforms inquiryGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesApple’s move to allow EU customers to download apps without using its app store paves the way for the Australian government to follow suit with its own legislation.On Friday, Apple announced plans to overhaul the way apps work on iPhones and other iOS devices to allow more competition as part of a raft of changes designed to comply with the EU’s Digital Services Act.Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...

Jan 29, 2024 - 21:38
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Apple’s EU app store changes open door for Australia to improve digital platforms competition

Australia is expected to look closely at Apple’s decision to comply with EU competition rules in light of its long-running digital platforms inquiry

Apple’s move to allow EU customers to download apps without using its app store paves the way for the Australian government to follow suit with its own legislation.

On Friday, Apple announced plans to overhaul the way apps work on iPhones and other iOS devices to allow more competition as part of a raft of changes designed to comply with the EU’s Digital Services Act.

Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...

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