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Apple Files Legal Challenge to EU Digital Markets Act Ahead of Compliance Deadline

Apple Files Legal Challenge to EU Digital Markets Act Ahead of Compliance Deadline

Posted November 17, 2023 at 3:47pm by iClarified
Apple has filed a legal challenge to the EU's Digital Markets Act ahead of its March 2024 deadline to comply.

The Court of Justice of the European Union announced Apple's filing today, as well as, legal challenges filed by TikTok and Meta.

@Apple (Cases T-1079/23 & T-1080/23), #Bytedance (#TikTok) (T-1077/23) and #Meta (T-1078/23) have filed cases contesting decisions taken by the @EU_Commission under the #DigitalMarketsAct #DMA #Competition.

Back in September, the EU named six companies that are designated as gatekeepers under its Digital Markets Act (DMA). These companies had six months to comply with the full list of do's and don'ts under the DMA for each designated service. For the App Store, this means Apple will be required to allow sideloading of apps, third party app stores, outside payment services, and more.

Notably, the DMA also includes an interoperability obligation for gatekeepers providing messenger services. It's likely this is why Apple has announced that it will introduce support for the RCS standard next year.

The details of Apple's filing have yet to be made public. Be sure to download the iClarified app or follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and RSS for further updates.

Apple Files Legal Challenge to EU Digital Markets Act Ahead of Compliance Deadline

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ericidle - November 17, 2023 at 4:48pm
Make you wonder if the MEPs are in the pay of Google and Samsung to try and ruin Apples profitability and weaken its security and privacy
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Raas al Ghul - November 18, 2023 at 4:07am
People using iPhones and apple’s ecosystem that have an issue with the “walled” software design have the option of moving to android/windows which is the complete opposite I don’t see why this stuff should be forced. I understand apple is also thinking about profitability but so it should every company needs to make money
wuwinso - November 18, 2023 at 12:19pm
It's not that simple. Being stuck in an eco-system because of their monopoly on the local market does not mean I don't want an easier way of sideloading my apps. Their walled garden is exactly the reason why some people are stuck with them outside their control, work-required apps, IOS only companion apps etc. The get-an-android is not a one fits all solution because it's just not viable for some. It does not mean that we want to be restricted in everything.
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