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Mar 21, 2023
Previously, we reported on the European Union’s (EU) Digital Markets Act that would force Apple to introduce alternative app stores and sideloading on the iPhone. Well, it looks like Microsoft is keen on using the new EU law to offer its services on iOS devices as it was revealed that the company is planning to launch an Xbox Games Store on the iPhone.
Jan 03, 2023
Some three years after its removal from the Apple App Store for violating store rules, Epic Game’s Fortnite may set for a dramatic return to the platform this year. While nothing concrete has been unveiled just yet, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has teased the matter prior to New Year’s Day recently.
India follows EU’s footsteps, makes USB-C charging mandatory for smartphones starting from March 2025Dec 29, 2022
Previously, we reported on European Union (EU) passing a law which makes USB-C mandatory for the charging of devices, a rule that even Apple said it has “no choice but to comply”. Well, a similar law has also been passed in India and smartphone manufacturers have been told that they have a deadline of March 2025 to comply with the new requirement.
Dec 14, 2022
Previously, we reported that the European Union (EU) is planning to force tech companies to do more changes on their mobile devices, including allowing third-party app stores, app sideloading and message interoperability. Well, after confirming that it will comply with the EU’s USB-C law, it looks like Apple is also gearing up to adhere to this latest ruling and reportedly preparing to allow third-party app stores on the iPhone.
Nov 26, 2022
The days of having to turn on Airplane mode inside an aircraft may be over (well, at least in Europe) after the European Union is set to make it mandatory for airlines to equip their aircraft with 5G connectivity. Specifically, under a new EU plan, airlines are obliged to install a ‘pico-cell’ on their aircraft to amplify 5G coverage to passengers.
After USB-C, EU may also force Apple to permit alternative app stores, iMessage interoperability and moreNov 02, 2022
Previously, we reported on Apple confirming that it will comply with the European Union’s (EU) new law for a unified USB-C charging port. Now, it looks like the EU is not done just yet and may force Apple to do more changes on its mobile devices, including allowing for third-party app stores, app sideloading and iMessage interoperability with non-Apple devices.
Oct 26, 2022
Recently, the European Union (EU) passed a law which makes it mandatory for manufacturers to use USB-C port for the charging of their devices. Of course, this affects Apple the most as its iPhone lineup still uses Lightning and the tech giant has come out and said that it will comply with the new regulation.
US Senators also want the Department of Commerce to follow EU's footsteps in standardising standard chargesJun 20, 2022
If you haven't heard, the European Union (EU) is in an agreement that all compact gadgets should use a USB-C port. While the agreement is not fully in motion yet, that may force Apple to switch the iPhone and iPad devices from the trademark lightning port to USB-C in the future.
Jun 09, 2022
Two days ago, the European Union (EU) have an agreement that all compact electronic devices must use a USB Type-C charger by fall 2024. In other words, Apple must follow suit with its iPhone 16 when it hits the market in two years but it seems the UK government is not "currently considering" following EU's footsteps.
Jun 07, 2022
The European Commission has won the fight against smartphone manufacturers using cables none other than the USB-C. By fall 2024, all mobile phones, tablets and cameras sold in the EU must only use USB-C cable for all sorts of purposes. As most Android smartphone makers have switched over to the mentioned standard, it left Apple.