➡ Stores. No other stores allowed.
➡ Application sideloading. Prohibited.
➡ Wallets. No other wallets allowed.
➡ Web browsers. All browsers have to use Apple's WebKit engine.
➡ Multimedia formats. Only patented codecs allowed. #AV1, #VP9, #Opus, #Ogg, #Theora, #MKV… are not supported. You can't even synchronize those types of files.
There are many things which Apple does not sanction and for which artificially locks down its devices. They are doing the same Microsoft did and still does in many aspects: be incompatible with others as much as they can in order to force their own standard, in the case of multimedia win money through patent royalties, and maintain vendor lock-in. They admitted the latter for iMessage: https://www.androidpolice.com/2021/04/28/apple-admits-that-imessage-for-android-was-killed-to-keep-its-walled-garden/
QOTO: Question Others to Teach Ourselves. A STEM-oriented instance.
An inclusive free speech instance.
All cultures and opinions welcome.
Explicit hate speech and harassment strictly forbidden.
We federate with all servers: we don't block any servers.