Apple’s New Guidelines Now Allow Game Emulators on App Store

[ad_1] Apple has come under scrutiny in the European Union for its strict App Store rules that restrict external payment options, sideloading of apps and more. The iPhone maker and other tech giants like Alphabet, Meta, Microsoft and more, however, have had to bring in several changes to their policies since the EU’s Digital Markets … Read more

iPhone Users Will Soon be Able to Sideload Patreon-Backed Apps in the EU

[ad_1] Apple introduced the ability to sideload iPhone apps in the European Union (EU) last month, in order to comply with the Digital Markets Act (DMA) regulations, and users who have updated to iOS 17.4 will soon be able to install apps backed by Patreon via AltStore, an alternative app store designed to enable sideloading … Read more

Google, Apple and Meta to Face First Digital Markets Act Probes in the EU

[ad_1] Apple, Alphabet’s Google and Meta Platforms will be investigated for potential breaches of the EU’s new Digital Markets Act, European antitrust regulators said on Monday, potentially leading to hefty fines for the companies. The European Union law, effective from March 7, aims to challenge the power of the tech giants by making it easier … Read more

Apple to Allow Epic Games Store in Devices in EU

[ad_1] Under pressure from European regulators, Apple took a step back in its feud with Epic Games on Friday, clearing the way for Epic to put its own game store on iPhones and iPads in Europe. Earlier this week, Apple had taken steps to block Epic from starting up a store and bringing back the … Read more

Apple Blocks Fortnite Maker Epic From Launching Its Own iOS Store in EU

[ad_1] Apple escalated its feud with Epic Games on Wednesday, blocking the Fortnite video-game maker from launching its own online marketplace on iPhones and iPads in Europe. The two companies have been in a legal battle since 2020, when the gaming firm alleged that Apple’s practice of charging up to 30 percent commissions on in-app … Read more

Apple Modifies Proposed Changes to Comply With New EU Rules After Criticism

[ad_1] Apple has modified some of its proposals to comply with landmark EU tech rules after criticism from app developers, including dropping a demand that those who want to create alternative app marketplaces must have a stand-by letter of credit. The company and five other tech giants have to comply by March 7 with the … Read more

Apple Hit With $2 Billion EU Antitrust Fine in Spotify Case, Will Appeal

[ad_1] Brussels on Monday fined Apple EUR 1.84 billion euros $2 billion (roughly Rs. 16,581 crore) for thwarting competition from music streaming rivals via restrictions on its App Store, the iPhone maker’s first ever penalty for breaching EU rules. A basic penalty of EUR 40 million (roughly Rs. 359 crore) was inflated by a huge … Read more

Apple Set to Face Over $500 Million EU Fine in Spotify Row

[ad_1] Apple will face a European Union fine close to EUR 500 million ($539 million or roughly Rs. 4,475 crore) over the regulator’s investigation into allegations it silenced music-streaming rivals, including Spotify Technology SA, on its platforms.  The penalty — Apple’s first ever from the bloc — will be set after the EU watchdog found … Read more

Apple Won’t Allow You to Use Third-Party App Stores on iPad: Here’s Why

[ad_1] Apple is set to make some changes to how apps are distributed on its smartphones, ahead of a March 6 deadline before the European Union’s Digital Markets Act regulations go into effect. The iPhone maker is changing how developers can offer applications on iOS, and will allow users in the EU to install apps … Read more

Spotify Calls Apple’s Plan to Comply With EU’s DMA Regulation a ‘Farce’

[ad_1] Spotify said on Friday that Apple’s new plan to comply with the European Union’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) is “a complete and total farce.” From early March, developers will be able to offer alternative app stores on iPhone and opt out of using Apple’s in-app payment system, which charges commissions of up to 30 … Read more