There is a government bill called the Open App Markets App that could change how your iPhone is used regarding the app store. This bill would make companies allow users to download apps from places outside of the Google Play and Apple App Store. This may seem like a good thing but an issue comes with the security of those third party apps. Obviously Google and Apple are not happy about this as they have a stranglehold on the marketplace.
- The senate just voted on the Open App Markets Act which will rein in the power of smartphone app stores.
- Apple and Google don’t want the antitrust bill to come to fruition because it controls their software.
- People believe that if the bill ends up getting passed that the app market will change and will lead to some unvetted apps on the iPhone.
“Notably, the bill would require those companies to allow users of Android and iOS devices to download apps from places other than the Google Play store and Apple App Store, a practice called sideloading.”