Apple won't be forced to open up iMessage by EU

Apple won't be forced to open up iMessage by EU

Apple’s iMessage is not being designated as a “core platform service” under the European Union’s Digital Markets Act (DMA), the European Commission announced today. The decision means the service won’t be hit with tough new obligations, including a requirement to offer interoperability with other messaging services. The Commission also opted against designating Microsoft’s Edge browser, Bing search engine, and advertising business as core platform services. “Following a thorough assessment of all arguments, taking into account input by relevant stakeholders, and …