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Apple Software Chief Opposes Digital Markets Act


Nov 5, 2021
Apple Software Chief Opposes Digital Markets Act

Craig Federighi spoke at a conference in Lisbon

A top software executive at Apple Inc. opposed the proposed Digital Markets Act in Europe,

According to him, the requirements of this law will undermine the security of the iPhone and cause a “gold rush” of malware.

This is not a choice – it will open Pandora’s box

The new law, pending before EU legislators, includes provisions that require companies like Apple to allow third-party app stores on their devices.

“European politics have often outpaced people, but requiring the download of unpublished apps on the iPhone would be a step backward. Instead of creating choices, the law will open a Pandora’s box of untested and malware-infected software, ”said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software development, at the Web Summit in Lisbon.

Federighi’s comments came as Apple faced global regulatory pressure and litigation to open the App Store to competition, threatening what analysts estimate brings the company more than $ 20 billion a year.

In September, a U.S. federal court ruled that Apple should allow mobile app developers to direct consumers to external payment methods, but did not order the company to allow third-party app marketplaces to run on its operating system.

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