Apple has decided to finally open up to the revolution on the iPhone. The surprise communication is the green light for third-party browsers: that changes.

There are several innovations applied by Apple on its devices over the last few years. In fact, it seems that now the Cupertino company is ready to open up third-party browsers on its iPhones too. An unexpected choice to say the least, dictated by a specific strategy: what will change.

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If the new iPhone series has been released a few months ago, it must always be noted that Apple is ready to look to the future. In recent weeks, industry experts have done nothing but talk about how the giant could implement artificial intelligence fully on its devices. The reason behind this choice is precisely the great potential that this technology showed with its launch and which was accentuated with the launch of numerous chatbots.

At the same time, however, they have been turbulent weeks for Apple, which had to submit to the measures of the European Union. The EU’s Digital Markets Act marked an epochal turning point for iPhones. The competent body of the Member Countries has forced Apple to open its ecosystems. A very important change given that users of the bitten apple will now be able to have access to applications that were unavailable until now. In recent hours, all the news regarding this measure has emerged.

Apple, revolution on iPhone: third-party browsers open

The latest EU Digital Markets Act has established the arrival of alternative app stores on the iPhone, a truly important change for all users of the bitten apple who are now awaiting the revolution with the arrival of iOS 17.4. Although WebKit is an excellent engine, just think of Safari, it is certainly not the only one and it will be interesting to understand how Gecko and Blink, the Firefox and Chromium engines, will also behave on the iPhone.

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With the European Union’s decision, Apple will have to approve every single developer who wants to use an engine other than WebKit, stating that the green light will come only “after having satisfied specific criteria and after having committed to respecting a series of security and privacy protection”. However, this will hardly be a problem for Google and Mozilla, who are ready to meet these requirements.

More good news comes for gamers, who want to always be able to play their favorite titles, even when traveling, simply by taking their smartphone out of their pocket. Fortnite will return to iOS during 2024, although a specific date has not been chosen for the arrival of the Epic Games Store as an alternative app store. The title left Cupertino devices in 2020.

On that occasion, Apple removed it since payments on external circuits violated the terms of use. All Apple users will finally be able to also try apps dedicated to cloud gaming such as Xbox Cloud Gaming and GeForce Now, who will finally be able to enjoy their own application. This will resolve all the problems encountered by Apple users.