The European Union wants Apple to open its ecosystem to competitors, writes GSMArena.
European Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton stated this desire to the CEO of the American company Tim Cook during a meeting in Brussels. According to him, Apple should allow iPhone owners to use competitive services, be it e-wallets, browsers or app stores.
Instead, the tech giant’s CEO noted that such actions could jeopardize security and privacy.
Recently, the European Commission has identified companies, and services that fall under the category of gatekeepers within the European Digital Markets Act (DMA).
The list includes 6 technology companies: Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, ByteDance, Meta, and Microsoft. They will have six months to ensure full compliance with the obligations of the new European legislation for services that have also been categorized as gatekeepers.
The purpose of the law is to prevent gatekeepers from imposing unfair conditions on businesses and users. The document also aims to ensure the openness of important digital services.