Opera: new DMA rules an opportunity

It seems that Apple’s closed ecosystem is slowly opening up, at least in the EU. On January 25, 2024, the Big Tech giant unveiled changes to its App Store and business model, given new requirements under the Digital Market Act (DMA) that would come into effect in March.

However, Apple’s announcement was met with controversy. Many commentators, including Meta’s founder Mark Zuckerberg and music app giant Spotify, deemed it a farce. According to VPN service provider Proton VPN, “Apple is trying to take advantage of the DMA.” Echoing such concerns, web browser Mozilla sees this as “another example of Apple putting up barriers to prevent true browser competition on iOS.”