Apple explains why new European restrictions hurt PWAs


The Network Advocacy Organization earlier expressed concerns about Apple’s new European standards, asserting that they significantly undermined the functionality of PWA network applications and reduced them to mere shortcuts. Apple revised its official support document to explicitly indicate that the action is being taken to adhere to the stipulations of the Digital Markets Act.

Apple explains why new European restrictions hurt PWAs

Apple stated that following the liberalization of the European market for non-WebKit rendering engines, it will need to develop a new integration framework. Nevertheless, the existing iOS system lacks the necessary features to effectively address the intricate security concerns associated with PWA applications when utilizing third-party browser engines. Concerns around confidentiality and data protection.


Apple clarified that undertaking this task was not feasible due to the additional demands of DMA and the extremely limited user acceptance of PWAs. Hence, to adhere to the stipulations of the DMA, we were compelled to eliminate PWA application support throughout the European Union.

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Apple has stated that users in Europe will still be able to access websites directly through bookmarks and other methods, with just a small effect on their operation.

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Nimra Mobeen

I am a freelancer and a writer. Over the past few years, I have written many articles on diverse topics like COVID, NATURE, INTERNET, SIMS, PACKAGES,4G,5G and POLITICAL ISSUES etc. Due to this, I have become very efficient in research methodologies. In addition to writing, I also provide technical SEO and copywriting services for businesses of all sizes.

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