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Apple May Soon Face Ban Over Its Default Apps But This Is How The Company Hopes To Respond

While there isn’t a whole lot of progress being made with the current American antitrust legislation, there is a constant threat looming on Apple's shoulders.

Apple does fear that if things don’t work out in its favor, it could soon be seeing default apps banned.

Hence, its fate actually lies in the Senate so we just need to wait and watch what happens next in terms of what bills are passed in this regard. But Apple isn’t waiting for the last moment. Yes, the tech giant already has a backup plan in store.

So worst-case scenario, the ban does happen to take place and that means Apple wouldn’t be able to install its own company’s stock applications. Therefore, the only way out is to offer customers a wide array of core applications.

Thanks to 9to5Mac, we get to witness a possible graphic illustration of what a possible way out could look like by Apple or in other words, what its immediate plan of response could be.

Users would witness a list of basic apps while they set up their iPhones initially. They can pick their favorites but obviously, Apple’s own apps would be at the top of the list.

US lawmakers have been noticing for a while how so many leading tech giants are exerting their dominance in the market, restricting others from getting a chance to survive and possibly excel. For this reason, the US Congress says it’s trying to do everything in its power to tackle the matter.

While the rest are under development, there are two that could soon be passed and that’s why Apple, among others, are losing sleep over the decision as one of them will be more threatening for the firm than the other.

It would enlist huge changes in the company’s App Store and overall systems, as well as causing a great deal of uprising among third-party derived app stores.

But the biggest worry again is linked to the company not being able to favor its own stock apps. How will users gain benefits from the classic iPhone systems when they remove it out of the box?

Bloomberg revealed that one way is to ask users to do their own setup by guiding them on how they’ll now need to select a browser, and other functionalities themselves.

Another way is to allow for third-party in-app purchases to become a norm which the company has been against for obvious reasons, since day one.

Hence, we might just be seeing the tech giant play a strategic move and establish warning messages against third-party apps, adding a level of fear to users so they stick solely to Apple’s apps.


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