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  • Proposed antitrust bills would ban Apple from preinstalling its own iOS apps

    lkrupp said:
    So politicians would basically force Apple and Google to sell non functioning devices to the public?
    Hopefully, yes and no. On either platform (for example) you get "their" Calendar app and it is difficult, if not impossible to remove it.  What if it is a business phone/iPad and that business uses Outlook?  Why can't I uninstall the Calendar app?

    Repeat for similar apps that are forced-installed-always.
  • Proposed antitrust bills would ban Apple from preinstalling its own iOS apps

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    rcfa said:
    What needs to end is either the walled garden or the AppStore monopoly, it should also be possible to delete Apple’s apps to free up storage, not just hide them.

    It should also be possible for the user to let apps access hardware info, but it should require user consent and be tied to apps with strict privacy policies.

    In other words the restrictions on what sort of apps users may run on their own hardware need to go; but not Apple’s ability to provide an integrated solution.
    That you want the iPhone to work just like an Android phone is wrong on every level.  You want that functionality?  Go the the COMPETITION.  Apple's business model is why it's so popular and has such brand loyalty.

    Android is where you want to be at, with the countless garbage phones to fill your needs along with a multitude of malware-infested apps to your heart's content.

    I'll even hold the door open for you on your way out.
    I'm more a macOS user (plus 1 iPad) and have had Android phones for quite awhile. Never had a problem with Malware. Most apps are excellent and many to choose from. At best your information is dated and at worst just propaganda you've been led to believe.
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