Apple has by no means let iPhone and iPad customers change their default e-mail and browser apps within the gadgets’ settings. Whereas you should use and set up different mail shoppers and net apps, net hyperlinks will at all times open in Safari and tapping on an e-mail deal with wherever within the system will open a brand new message in Mail.
It’s all a part of Apple’s walled backyard that it makes an attempt to maintain its customers in. However in response to a report in Bloomberg that might change with iOS 14, when Apple is alleged to be contemplating permitting customers to select their default apps, similar to has lengthy been potential with Android.
That’s in response to a brand new report from Bloomberg that additionally claims Apple is contemplating additionally permitting Spotify and Pandora to stream on to its HomePod good speaker. At the moment, it’s a must to use Apple Music.
iOS 14 will seemingly totally launch in September this yr, together with the anticipated announcement of the iPhone 12 sequence.
Apple has at all times come underneath criticism for forcing iPhone and iPad patrons to make use of Apple’s first occasion apps, or a minimum of the way it makes it arduous to make use of a 3rd occasion different. However quickly you may have the ability to let hyperlinks open in Firefox or Chrome as an alternative of Safari or launch into new emails by way of Gmail or Outlook.
Apple may lastly be responding to what Bloomberg describes as “issues from lawmakers probing potential antitrust violations within the expertise trade.” Google’s Android platform is way extra versatile on this regard, permitting customers to pick out the default software for many core gadget features.
iPhones additionally strive their damnedest to open Apple Maps as an alternative of Google Maps at each enterprise, which might hopefully even be modified in iOS 14. Apple Maps has obtained rather a lot higher since its inception, however Google Maps remains to be the popular map app of selection.
It’s inside Apple’s pursuits to maintain customers by itself first occasion apps if it could nevertheless it may lastly be the time the place the corporate is compelled to confess that its smartphone and pill are so common that such coercing is detrimental to trade competitors.