EU Commissioner Suggests Apple to Remove Photos App from iPhone

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Vladimir Petrovich Romanov
1 min read

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The EU's Competition Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, has hinted at a significant change for the iPhone: the possible removal of the Photos app. This aligns with the enforced updates for iPhones in the European Union due to the Digital Markets Act. While these changes are currently specific to the EU, other governments are closely observing for potential emulation. Vestager's remarks highlight the objective of the DMA to open closed ecosystems for competition at all levels, focusing on Apple's failure to make certain apps un-installable as required by the DMA. The potential demand for the complete removal of the Photos app underscores the EU's role in influencing how operating systems should function. Speculations on Apple facing massive fines and the possibility of leaving Europe are also raised, amid uncertainties regarding compliance. The situation poses a curious dilemma for Apple: the new demand may be quietly dropped. The outcome remains to be seen.

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