Japan to force Apple to permit app sideloading next year

Japan has joined the EU in an effort force Apple to open up to sideloading on its iOS platforms; Japan’s government has drawn up a series of regulations that will require both Google Android and Apple’s own platforms to permit app downloading from outside the App Stores.

Japan wants app sideloading, app deletion, more

The government seems to believe doing so will spur competition and lead to lower app prices. Critics argue these steps may also spur crime and lead to higher device prices. We’ll see which side turns out right.

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Source:: Computerworld