Apple is undergoing a major restructuring of its iOS ecosystem. In a recent 10K filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the tech giant announced some upcoming changes. These adjustments are seen as a response to the European Union’s Digital Market Act.
This is a key area to come The changes affect the App Store. Currently, Apple is facing a review of fees and commissions paid to developers on the App Store. how can it Traditional 30 percent commission, which Apple retains from developer revenue, will decline as competition from alternative app platforms increases. Another change could be that developers are in the App Store and within their apps Alternative sources of supply can indicate, something that has so far been strictly limited by Apple.
Company as gatekeeper
The Digital Market Act, introduced by the European Union, aims to limit the market power of tech giants such as Apple, Google and Amazon. This is intended to prevent these companies from being viewed as “”.the janitor“Small companies determine how to advertise and sell their products
iMessage is also affected
Also iMessage Currently facing challenges related to Digital Markets Act. The discussion mainly focuses on how Apple Interoperability with other messaging services Can improve to create a fair competitive environment. This development is particularly relevant as Apple has yet to make any effort to make iMessage available on the iOS platform, which has been criticized for market foreclosure and distortion of competition.
However, Apple must comply with the requirements of the Digital Markets Act By March 7, 2024to avoid punishment Up to 10 percent of global annual sales May be. So let’s see how the iOS ecosystem will change in the near future.
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