According to reports, EU industry chief Thierry Breton today called on Apple CEO Tim Cook (Tim Cook) to open up its defensive hardware and software ecosystem to competitors.
Breton made the remarks after meeting with Cook in Brussels.
"under the EU's Digital Market Act, the next job for Apple and other large technology companies is to open their doors to competitors," Breton told the media.
"whether it's an e-wallet, a browser or an app store, consumers using Apple's iPhone should be able to benefit from a range of competitive services provided by suppliers," he said. "
The EU's newly passed Digital Market Act sets out a list of what Apple and other large technology companies are allowed to do and what they are not allowed to do, aimed at further strengthening competition in the market.
Breton also pointed the finger at Apple's argument that security and privacy issues are the reason Apple has a closed ecosystem. "EU regulation promotes innovation without compromising security and privacy," he said. "
Over the years, Apple's closed ecosystem has caused widespread controversy. In order to break the monopoly of large technology companies, including Apple, the European Union has passed the Digital Market Act.
Under the bill, Apple will not be allowed to forcibly bundle software, lock in a closed environment, or restrict users to use only their own app stores. The European Union requires Apple to complete the overhaul by March 6, 2024.
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