Apple restricts iPhone software downloads to the Software Store. The corporation may build gates to this gated garden to allow iPhone sideloading.
According to Bloomberg, Apple will prepare iOS 17 for such capability. Mark Gurman said in his email that Apple is revamping its sideloading software and may disclose something at the June WWDC.
Due to European restrictions, another Bloomberg article last year suggested Apple’s new sideloading strategy. The EU’s DMA will take effect in 2024. The act requires big internet companies to allow alternative app stores, giving developers and customers more app distribution options.
Apple may allow sideloading with iOS 17 or make OS modifications to enable it later. The corporation declined to respond.
Tim Cook and Craig Federighi have opposed sideloading for privacy and security grounds.
In Bloomberg’s latest report, Apple will update iOS, macOS, and tvOS. In addition, WatchOS may undergo a major redesign.
Everyone will watch Apple’s anticipated initial XR headset, targeting developers. The business is also anticipated to offer a new operating system and a software development kit to help developers create headgear apps.