Apple is finally letting you run third-party browsers freely – but only in the EU, and that doesn't mean it wants to.

With iOS 17.4, Apple is making significant changes to iPhones in the EU, including finally allowing users to run native third-party browsers on their phones.

You may be wondering, “Aren't there already third-party browsers for iOS?” Not exactly. The way it currently works requires a developer to rework the software to run on his WebKit framework, effectively turning his Chrome or other browser on iOS into a reskinned Safari. As a result, features that work fine on Android do not work on iOS. But in the future, the tech giant plans to allow businesses to use its own engine for “browser apps and apps with in-app browsing experiences.” Additionally, you can make your preferred browser the default on your iPhone during setup. You'll never rely on Safari again.

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