Apple May Have to Let Users in Europe Delete the "Photos" App

Apple may soon have to let users in the EU delete the “Photos” app.

Apple has been in a lot of trouble lately due to the European Union’s Digital Markets Act (DMA). In line with this law, the technology giant opened the App Store to third-party platforms in Europe. On the other hand, significant changes were made in Safari and iOS.

Today, it turned out that the EU can force Apple to do something else. This possibility, based on the statements of Margherete Vestager, head of the EU’s competition side, may cause iOS to be completely changed.

Apple may be forced to let users in Europe delete the “Photos” app

In his statement, Vestager touched upon the obligations of companies under the DMA. One of the things he mentioned here was the obligation to ensure that apps are easily uninstalled and default settings are changed. However, he pointed out that Apple does not allow removal of many applications such as Photos.

This statement shows that Apple may soon have to make a change and allow users in Europe to delete the “Photos” application. We would like to point out that there is no definitive development on the subject yet, but it is a possibility based on Vestager’s statement.

Of course, this is a situation that could cause iOS to be completely changed. Photos is a system-level interface for photos that is integrated into the entire iOS system. So removing it from being the default app and granting this permission to third-party apps can be very challenging and require major changes.

Apart from this, it may also raise questions about security. Apple is a company that has made serious moves to protect photos, even though there have been some problems in the past. It currently allows a third-party app to access it. We can grant access to certain photos or all of them if we want. However, having a third-party app completely take over the Photos app could be a bit risky.

By Mehmet Özkoç

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