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iOS 17.2 beta code reveals Apple will allow sideloading of apps on iPhones

Apple has always opposed allowing iPhone users to sideload apps onto their iPhones. Sideloading is when an app is downloaded to your phone from a third-party app store. Google allows her Android users to do this, but Apple doesn’t give it the nickname “Walled Garden” because of it. Apple doesn’t allow apps installed on iPhones from third-party App Stores because they can contain malware and other security issues, and Apple can’t vet apps that aren’t downloaded from the App Store. He claims that he thinks it’s better.
Another reason Apple doesn’t want to allow sideloading on the iPhone is because it allows developers to list iOS apps in third-party app stores as a way to avoid paying Apple as much as 30% of in-app revenue. This is to prevent it. Since the App Store is the only official iOS app store, there is no way to escape the so-called “Apple tax” unless developers stop accepting in-app purchases.
The EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) requires mobile device users to be able to install apps from third-party stores. Earlier this year, a Bloomberg Apple representative defeated Mark Garman, saying that Apple would allow sideloading, but only in 27 EU member states that limit the damage caused by malicious apps. It would also provide real data to Apple to determine whether sideloading should be allowed in other markets.
9to5Mac discovered that the iOS 17.2 beta contains internal code that allows third-party apps to install other apps. This feature allows developers to create their own third-party iOS app storefronts. The code also includes a region lock that allows Apple to restrict sideloading to specific countries. This would make sense if Apple was forced to allow sideloading through his DMA.
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