Apple delays AI rollout in Europe amid DMA compliance concerns

21/06/2024 | The Guardian

Apple has revealed that it will delay the launch of three new artificial intelligence (AI) features in Europe due to regulatory uncertainties concerning competition under the EU Digital Markets Act (DMA)

The features, including Phone Mirroring, SharePlay Screen Sharing enhancements, and Apple Intelligence, will debut in the US in Autumn but won't be available in Europe until 2025. Apple outlined its concerns that complying with the DMA's interoperability requirements could compromise product integrity, potentially risking user privacy and data security. 

In related news, the European Commission has announced that it has opened a new non-compliance procedure against Apple under the DMA amid concerns that its new contractual requirements for third-party app developers and app stores are anti-competitive.

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