In order to promote its own applications, Apple has now launched a website called “Apps by Apple”, which showcases Apple’s development for its products (such as iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac and Apple TV). various applications.
Due to the EU’s newly enacted Digital Market Act (DMA), Apple will open third-party application sideloading functions for iPhones and other devices in 27 EU countries. Therefore, Apple has sufficient reasons to promote its own applications. Apple hopes to leave more information for users. deep impression.
It is reported that Apple mainly divides its apps into six categories:
- Communication: “Apps that keep you connected.” These apps include Phones, Messages, FaceTime, Mail, and Contacts.
- Creative: “Tools for professionals and passionate creators.” These apps include Photos, Camera, GarageBand, iMovie, and Final Cut Pro on iPad.
- Productivity: “Everything you need to get your work done.” Such apps include Notes, Reminders, Calendar, Freeform, and Pages.
- Explore: “Discover the world and navigate it with ease.” These apps include Safari, Maps, Weather, Find My, and Wallet.
- Entertainment & Home: “A great way to watch, read, listen, and relax.” Apps in this category include Apple TV, Apple Music, Apple Arcade, Apple Music Classical, and Podcasts.
- Health and Fitness: “Good habits for a healthy mind and body.” These apps include Apple Health, Fitness, Workout, Sleep, and Cycle Tracking.
Features: Siri, iCloud, CarPlay, Continuity and Home Sharing.
“Every Apple app is packed with powerful privacy features to protect your data and put you in control of your information,” the company said. The tech giant added: “Every Apple product and app have accessibility features built in to help everyone learn, create and do what they love.”
As for the App Store, Apple says, “There are millions of apps on the App Store that give you amazing experiences. And each one meets Apple’s requirements for privacy, security, and content.”
Apple currently only allows sideloading in 27 EU member states (the UK is not a member state). Other regions and countries still do not allow users to sideload third-party apps on Apple devices.