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Apple Faces Harsh Criticism For Preventing Other Browsers From Progressing On The Web

Apple is at the forefront of the accusation game again. And this time around, we’ve got an engineer who claims to have spent plenty of time on different projects with both Google and Microsoft in the past ten years

According to him, Apple is literally sabotaging the web, thanks to its dominant position. And that means putting a halt to the progress that new and old browsers can make.

Calling the tech giant the leading choice for all others, the man who goes by the name of Alex Russell has started to claim some interesting findings in his new blog post. And that includes how Apple is using its mighty stance to impact the world of hardware and even mobile OS so that the diversity of browser engines can be looked down upon.

In the past, Apple’s partisans spoke about how the tech giant was doing a lot to prevent a complete takeover but in reality, Russell says it’s far from the truth. Instead, you’ll find Apple uses a great impact over leading browsers to create havoc on the web.

And in the end, you’re destructing various projects on the engine while eliminating the internet’s great potential for future prosperity.

Russell continued to speak about how Apple stands in the way of change and diversity in today’s market for web browsers. And he’s unpacking every one of them.

One of the biggest problems is the fact that the firm finds it beyond okay to make its developers reform the famous Webkit engine, in cases where they wish to add browsers across the iOS. And in case you weren’t aware, that’s a platform that more than one billion people use around the globe.

Yes, the quality being provided is top-notch, as agreed by Russell, however, you can’t underfund an entire browser web engine where staff is incomparable to others like Blink.

Seeing developers belonging to third parties be faced with so many additional expenses when creating their apps for various engines is not easy to witness, eliminating innovation from the map completely.

Think along the lines of Mozilla making claims that go as far as mentioning how its Firefox was forced to endure a delay in the market of iOS by nearly 7 years, thanks to Apple’s strict policies.

Hence, it’s quite clear that Apple is in no mood of promoting engine diversity and instead, would much rather prevent itself from competing in the outside world.

Let’s not forget the shocking stance of Apple in terms of showing great hesitation to alter its own default browser settings on iOS. Moreover, it was only after we saw anti-trust bodies intervene that Apple started to make such changes in the past two years.

Even today, Apple has introduced such settings that continue to surpass the opening of links relating to various apps. This puts forward a unique browser experience which obviously has a negative effect on both developers and users.


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