iOS 17 Rumored to Support App Sideloading


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iOS 17, according to a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, will support app sideloading in compliance with European regulations.

iOS 17 Sideloading Support

Sideloading, when implemented in iOS 17, means that you are allowed to download apps outside official app stores like Google Play and Apple App Store (devs wouldn’t need to pay percent fees from the official stores). According to Gurman, Apple intends to integrate sideloading support by the end of the year in order to abide by the new European standards.

The European Union’s Digital Markets Act (DMA), implemented on November 1, 2022, pushes “gatekeeper” companies to open up their services and platforms to other entities.

iOS 17

The DMA is said to impact Apple in a huge way and in response would make major changes to its App Store. The American company also stated that users of iPhones will be left open to viruses, swindles, data tracking, and other problems as a result of sideloading, which would “undermine the privacy and security protections” that users rely on. 

However, Apple must adhere to the DMA, though, or it might face fines equal to up to 20% of its annual global turnover for breaking EU legislation.

Because of this, Apple was thinking of enforcing security measures like verification, a procedure for which it might charge a fee in place of receiving revenue from app sales. You may browse programs outside of the Mac App Store while being safe thanks to Apple’s authentication mechanism for Mac, this is according to a December 2022 report by Gurman.


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