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Apple to Facilitate iPhone Operation with Android System

Sun 17 Mar 2024 | 04:50 PM
Israa Farhan

The American electronics giant, Apple, has revealed its intention to facilitate the conversion of iPhone users' smartphones to devices operating on the Android operating system during the coming year as part of the Digital Markets Act of the European Union.

It is worth noting that anyone with an iPhone can use an application to assist in converting it to operate on the Android system, but the process remains difficult for many users, as Apple still refuses to provide certain types of required data.

Apple announced that the conversion option will be available to users by the third quarter of next year.

In a statement, Apple stated that it is developing "a solution to help developers of mobile operating systems develop more suitable solutions for users to transfer data from an iPhone to a non-iPhone device," according to the German news agency.

Apple also aims to enable data transfer from one internet browsing application to another on the same device by the end of the current year or early next year.

This transition will facilitate the switch from Apple's Safari browser to Google's Chrome browser, for example.

The European Union has issued a law aimed at promoting fair competition in the technology and digital services market, including competition between internet browsing programs.

The law aims to prevent companies from giving their services or applications preferential treatment and discriminating against products from competing companies on their devices.

Strict rules on giant internet platforms have begun to be implemented within the European Union.

The European Commission has so far identified 22 digital services from 6 giant companies required to comply with the new rules, including Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Alphabet (Google's parent company), Meta (Facebook and Instagram's parent company), and TikTok.