Apple announced Apple announces changes to iOS, Safari, and the App Store in the European Union / Apple Newsroom major changes in the operation of its App Store marketplace. The most notable of these was the permission of third-party app stores on the iPhone. However, only in the European Union.
This will become possible in March of this year, when iOS 17.4 is released, and will only apply to platforms approved by the corporation. She will pre-check them to ensure the safety of customers. But you can download any programs from them.
The marketplaces themselves will have to be downloaded from their official websites on the Internet. Any of them can then be installed by the default store instead of the App Store.
Developers of browsers for the iPhone will also be able to use third-party engines. This innovation is also intended only for the EU.
In addition, the Cupertino company has allowed the placement of applications of game streaming services in the App Store. The change has already entered into force and, unlike the previous ones, is valid worldwide. iPhone owners will soon be able to install cloud services like Xbox Cloud Gaming and NVIDIA GeForce Now. Now they have to be used through web applications.
Apple had to make these concessions because of the new antitrust law on digital markets in the EU. Otherwise, companies could be banned from selling their gadgets on the territory of the union.