Apple iOS 13 suspected of monopoly: US antitrust investigation
02
Dec 2019

Kirsten Thomas

Apple iOS 13 suspected of monopoly: US antitrust investigation

When Apple launched the iOS 13 system, it said that the new generation system is more secure than the previous generation, and further improved the positioning function. In the positioning function, the software has been allowed, allowed once, and disallowed in the past, and changed to allowed, allowed once, and disallowed during use. Users need to always authorize the software to use.

IOS 13

In the antitrust investigation, members of the U.S. House of Representatives' Antitrust Subcommittee reviewed the new positioning introduced in iOS 13 and turned their attention to the positioning function. New technology has restricted third-party access to the device ’s positioning function, so it has the opportunity to touch anti-competitive behavior.

IOS 13

In addition to this change, iOS 13 only targets third-party software. In Apple's native software, it can always use the positioning function without continuous authorization. It has the greatest impact on sports products that use mapping software. Do you guys find out that even Google Maps needs to continuously grant location permission?