Apple moves closer to allowing rival app stores on iPhones for EU law

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Since the launch of App Store in 2007, Apple’s in-house platform has been the only practical way to download apps, something that officials in the European Union want to change to increase competition. Apple, long resistant to the European Digital Markets Act (DMA) which could impact its revenue and loosen its grip on which apps can be used on iPhones, may now be softening its stance on the planned EU law. Apple manager Kyle Andeer said at a debate in Brussels on Monday that the company was working on meeting the DMA requirements, in a slight change in tone after Apple’s repeated warnings that…

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