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iOS 17.2 beta code reveals that Apple may soon enable app sideloading on iPhones

Apple released its latest iOS 17.2 beta update to the public this week, and there’s a hint in its code that app sideloading, or downloading apps from third-party app stores, could soon be coming to the best iPhones. Evidence of this is reportedly hidden within the code.

That’s according to the insightful team at 9to5 Mac, who discovered a new public framework in the iOS 17.2 beta code called “Managed App Distribution.” Initially, the outlet hypothesized that this API could be related to modernizing MDM solutions for installing enterprise apps. , but some holes in that theory quickly began to become apparent. For one, the iPhone already has this feature. The API also includes references to region locks. This is a component that doesn’t make much sense for an MDM solution, but here it is: Required in certain countries to enable sideloading apps according to local regulations.

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