Apple's iOS 17 update to focus on improving Wallet app and Find My service, sideloading limited to European market

In a recent episode of The MacRumors Show podcast, Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman revealed that Apple's upcoming iOS 17 update will focus on improving the Wallet app and Find My service. Gurman also mentioned that sideloading will be limited to the European market due to compliance with the Digital Markets Act.

Similar Update Rate to iOS 15

Gurman noted that the update rate of iOS 17 will be similar to that of iOS 15, which focused on improving system applications. He also mentioned that the update will not introduce any revolutionary changes or distinctive features like iOS 14's widgets or iOS 16's lock screen improvements.

Focus on Wallet App and Find My Service

According to Gurman, the primary focus of iOS 17 will be on improving the Wallet app and Find My service. This move by Apple is not entirely unexpected, as the company has been investing heavily in its financial services, including Apple Pay and the Apple Card. Gurman did not provide any specific details on the improvements to the Wallet app and Find My service but promised to share more information in the coming weeks.

Sideloading Limited to European Market

In compliance with the Digital Markets Act, Apple has limited the sideloading feature to the European market. Sideloading is the practice of installing software on a device from a source other than the official app store. Gurman explained that developers may have to pay additional fees to make their apps available through third-party services, and these features may not be mentioned in the WWDC keynote.

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