Apple may be forced to make a massive change to how iPhones handle photos

The EU claims Apple is not complying with the DMA.

Apple may be forced to make a massive change to how iPhones handle photos
Apple iPhone 15 Pro camera housing close
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  • A comment made by European Commission head Margrethe Vestager could require Apple to do a massive rewriting of iOS.
  • Vestager’s remark suggests that iPhone owners should be able to uninstall any app and change the default, including the Photos app.
  • The Photos app is system-level software that’s integrated throughout the entire OS.

The Digital Markets Act (DMA) has had major implications on how Apple’s products operate in the EU. For example, Apple was forced to give iPhone owners in the EU the ability to install and use third-party marketplaces on the platform. A recent remark from European Commission head Margrethe Vestager could now fundamentally change how iOS handles photos.

The European Commission recently published remarks from two of its leaders Margrethe Vestager and Thierry Breton in regards to noncompliance with the DMA. Spotted by Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, Vestager brings up how Apple has failed to fully comply with the regulation.