Apple will cut off third-party app store updates if your iPhone leaves the EU for a month – The Verge

If you take an iPhone out of the EU and it stays away for longer than a month, on return it will not be able to perform third-party app store updates. This is part of Apple’s response to the EU’s new Digital Markets Act (DMA), which is designed to create a level playing field for tech companies and boost competition in the industry. Apple is not happy with the new regulations, and has argued it will harm its innovation as it will not be able to update its apps as quickly as before. The DMA is expected to come into force in early 2024 and aims to regulate the activities of the largest tech companies, such as Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google.

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