In the past, Apple has been very picky about which third-party app stores can be installed on its iOS devices. Apple has, however, rarely granted exceptions to this rule in the past for particular projects or events. However, the company only acts when it is forced to. The current version of the iOS system is iOS 16, and iOS 17 is set to arrive at WWDC 23. Frankly speaking, even if iOS has evolved to the current version, there are still some functional regrets, such as not supporting third-party app stores. Although from Apple’s view, this is for safety reasons and to reduce malware risk. It is obvious that Apple is denying clients their right to choose despite all of this.
Sorry U.S. users – you may have fewer options
A recent report claims that the iOS 17 system will allow third-party app stores. However, from recent reports, it appears that this will only happen in Europe. Of course, this is because of the “Digital Market Act” that Apple must obey. As we said earlier, Apple only grants such when it is forced to. A few hours ago, the latest ruling of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals points out that the closed App Store does not violate the federal antitrust provisions. This means that Apple does not have to open the third-party app store on its system in the U.S.
The plaintiff this time is Epic Games and its dispute with Apple dates back to 2020. The whole issue started when the popular mobile game “Fortnite” was removed from the App Store because the in-game purchase took away its own payment channel and bypassed Apple’s 30% commission. Epic then sued Apple and began a protracted antitrust dispute. Returning to the latest ruling, Apple said it won nine of the 10 claims, with the remaining one not precluding further action. It is also crucial that Epic wins back the game, that is, Apple must allow developers to place links in their apps to allow users to pay outside the App Store.
iOS 17 – what to expect
iOS 17 is the coming new system for iPhones and from all leaks so far, this system will officially launch later this year. At the moment, there is no official launch date for this system. However, there is already a long list of features and upgrades that this system is rumoured to bring. Let us now take a look at some of the features that we expect to arrive with the iOS 17 system as well as what users can expect from this new upgrade.
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One of the most anticipated features of iOS 17 is the arrival of a new design language. Apple has been working on a new design language for its operating system for some time. There are expectations that this new feature will launch in iOS 17. This new design language is expected to be more modern and sleek, with a focus on simplicity and ease of use. It is also expected to be more customizable, allowing users to personalize their devices to their liking.
Privacy and security
Another feature that is expected to be introduced in iOS 17 is improved privacy and security. Apple has always been known for its strong stance on privacy and security, and it is expected that iOS 17 will take this to the next level. There are rumors that Apple is working on a new feature that will allow users to control their data more easily, giving them more control over what data is shared with third-party apps.
In addition to these features, iOS 17 is also expected to introduce new features for Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant. Siri has been a part of iOS for many years, and it is expected that Apple will continue to improve and enhance this feature in iOS 17. There are rumours that Siri will be able to understand more languages and dialects, making it more accessible to users around the world. It is also expected that Siri will be able to perform more complex tasks, such as booking flights and making restaurant reservations.
Multi – tasking upgrade
Another feature that is expected to be introduced in iOS 17 is improved multitasking. Multitasking has always been a part of iOS, but it is expected that Apple will make some significant improvements to this feature in iOS 17. There are rumours that Apple is working on a new feature that will allow users to run multiple apps side by side, making it easier to switch between apps and get things done more quickly.
New feature for the camera app
Finally, iOS 17 is expected to introduce new features for the camera app. Apple has always been known for its high-quality cameras. It is expected that iOS 17 will take this to the next level. There are rumors that Apple is working on a new feature that will allow users to take better low-light photos. In addition, this feature will also allow users to take 3D photos.
iOS 17 is expected to be a significant upgrade to the iPhone operating system, with many new features and improvements. While there is no official release date yet, users can expect to see a new design language. This is in addition to better privacy and security, new features for Siri and better multitasking. Of course, Apple will upgrade the camera app. As always, Apple is committed to providing its users with the best possible experience. The iOS 17 is sure to be a major step forward in this regard.