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iOS 17.5 is here with Repair State & EU Web Distribution

Apple’s EU DMA compliance is the focus of iOS 17.5, which adds Web Distribution as a method of sideloading apps — available now.

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iOS 17.5 has been released

The initial compliance with the Digital Markets Act in the EU only allowed users to obtain apps from officially certified alternative app marketplaces. The EU stated that Apple’s implementation wasn’t compliant, and that it must allow sideloading from the web.

The feature is now available with the release of iOS 17.5. Apple calls it Web Distribution, and like with alternative app marketplaces, it isn’t a free-for-all.

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