Apple files legal motion to not comply with EU sideloading rule

Apple and the European Union (EU) have been going at it for a while, with the EU pushing Apple’s buttons every step of the way, forcing the company to change its ways. Now, Apple has turned the table and has filed a case.  Apple facing pressure from the EU is nothing new. The USB-C port on the latest iPhone 15 series is the result of that pressure, and the most recent move to add RCS support to iMessage starting in 2024. But Apple doesn’t want to open up the App Store. According to a report by Reuters, the company has filed a legal case against the new Digital Markets Act (DMA). However, according to a post from the Court of Justice of the European Union on Twitter/X, ByteDance (who owns TikTok) and Meta have also filed cases against DMA. @Apple (Cases T-1079/23 & T-1080/23), #Bytedance (#TikTok) (T-1077/23) and #Meta (T-1078/23) have filed cases contesting decisions taken by the @EU_Commission under the #DigitalMarketsAct #DMA #Competition.— EU Court of Justice (@EUCourtPress) November 17, 2023 Apple is not ready to comply with DMA While it may seem sudden, Apple’s case against DMA isn’t really unexpected. Implication were already there. The company even stated its dissatisfaction over the implications of the law back in September through a statement to Bloomberg.  We remain very concerned about the privacy and data security risks the DMA poses for our users. Due to the Digital Markets Act, the App Store would have been one of the 22 targeted services…Apple files legal motion to not comply with EU sideloading rule

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