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Dec. 13, 2022, 8:15 PM

Apple to Ease Grip on App Store as EU Sparks Historic Pivot (2)

Mark Gurman
Mark Gurman
Bloomberg News

Apple Inc. is preparing to allow alternative app stores on its iPhones and iPads, part of a sweeping overhaul aimed at complying with strict European Union requirements coming in 2024.

Software engineering and services employees are engaged in a major push to open up key elements of Apple’s platforms, according to people familiar with the efforts. As part of the changes, customers could ultimately download third-party software to their iPhones and iPads without using the company’s App Store, sidestepping Apple’s restrictions and the up-to-30% commission it imposes on payments.

WATCH: Apple may let alternative app stores on its iPhones and iPads.
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The moves — a reversal of long-held policies — are ...

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