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Browser developers gripe about Apple promoting them in the EU

EU iPhone owners now get shown a list of browsers instead of solely launching Safari, but some of the firms behind those other browsers think it’s terrible how users are being told about them.

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EU users now get prompted with alternatives to Safari

You always could install alternative browsers on the iPhone, you weren’t required to stay with Safari. You just had to know that the alternatives existed and, perhaps more seriously, all the alternatives still had to depend on the same Apple WebKit that Safari does.

Now that the European Union has mandated that Apple support other browsers, a potentially good outcome is that the makers of Chrome and Firefox could abandon WebKit and use their own browsing engine.

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