软餐获悉，苹果公司计划向在 App Store 以外提供应用程序下载服务的开发者收取费用。根据欧盟《数字市场法案》，苹果必须允许欧盟 iOS 用户从 3 月起支持侧载应用程序。预计欧盟用户在 iOS 17.4 更新中能够在设备上侧载应用。苹果尚未公布上述收费计划及细节，计划也可能会发生变化。观察人士认为，新的收费举措可能让苹果公司与应用程序开发者之间的关系再次变得紧张。
此外，即使支持侧载，苹果也将监控在 App Store 之外下载的任何应用程序。
Apple plans to charge fees to developers who offer app download services outside of the App Store. According to the European Union’s Digital Markets Act, Apple is required to allow European iOS users to support sideloading of applications starting from March. It is expected that EU users will be able to sideload applications on their devices with the iOS 17.4 update. Apple has not yet disclosed the aforementioned fee plans and details, and these plans may be subject to change. Observers believe that the new fee measures could potentially strain the relationship between Apple and app developers once again.
Additionally, even with support for sideloading, Apple will monitor any applications downloaded outside of the App Store.