It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Apple has been making headlines for quite some time now, thanks to its controversial policies and monopoly-themed practices.
In the recent past, the company has come under scrutiny for offering harsh protocols that eliminate the concept of fair competition. Consequently, the tech giant has been busy at work, trying to alter its much-talked-about approaches.
But a new trend has some people wondering if the company is changing for the better or repeating the same mistakes of the past.
Another major piece of news that puts Apple in the hot seat again has to do with the tech giant’s failure to address concerns about reinstalling apps from Apple’s App Store.
New reports have highlighted how Apple may be engaging in bizarre practices such as Apple Music.
Several avid iOS users were quick to notice that when they reinstalled Apple Music on their devices after being deleted once, they found it odd that the app would return to the same default position. But let’s not forget how it threw away many other apps along the way.
I just checked this on iOS 15.4.1. With Spotify installed and on the dock, installing Apple Music removed Spotify from the dock and put Apple Music there – without asking. This happens without Apple Music running, so clearly Apple rigged their OS to do this!
— Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) May 5, 2022
It seems that if you download the Apple Music app from the app store, it will automatically appear on your device (iPhone) dock, more than that, it will change any other 3D party app with Music app . If on your dock you only have Apple apps, it won’t do anything. pic.twitter.com/c0pkO9G2pq
— Kevin Archer (@IM_Kevin_Archer) May 5, 2022
Similarly, keen iOS watchers have also proven that if their docks only had Apple apps, nothing would change.
Apple’s shocking behavior was first noticed by a user named Kevin Archer. He called out the tech giant via a message on Twitter. And it spread the word, forcing so many iOS users to try it out for themselves and see the end result.
While some noticed that only their third-party installs were getting rid of, others observed that the Apple Music app got rid of their own apps as well. And just in case that wasn’t varied enough, some reports have also started pouring in of Apple Music going so far as to act as Siri for music, right after it was installed.
Many iOS users are speculating about how Apply could potentially have rigged their own system, but the fact that we’re getting so many different reports and revelations from everywhere is a clear signal that it may be a bug. which requires immediate attention.
But with a problem as big as this, we hope the tech giant can try to fix it as soon as possible. For now, we’ll just have to wait patiently and watch for future software updates, because that’s when we’ll know for sure.
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