Thomas Steinacher

Thoughts on default apps on iOS

On my computer, I can set up a default browser and mail app. Why can't I do that on my iPhone?

Thanks to the great variety of mobile apps I think that default app integration on mobile devices is even more important than on the computer. Here's in particular what I'd like to see:

Please, Apple, don't force me to use your apps. If the EU didn't let Microsoft offer Windows with their media player[1] and also forced Microsoft to have every user choose their default browser, why is it fine that I'm forced to use Apple's apps on my iPhone? While I think that the EU went way too far with trying to get Microsoft release Windows without a media player and without a web browser, I think the missing ability to choose default apps on mobile devices is far more inconvenient for end users.



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