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EU industry chief Thierry Breton on Tuesday called on Apple CEO Tim Cook to open up the iPhone maker's fiercely guarded ecosystem of hardware and software to rivals. Breton's comments came after meeting Cook in Brussels.

"The next job for Apple and other Big Tech, under the DMA (Digital Markets Act) is to open up its gates to competitors," Breton told Reuters.

"Be it the electronic wallet, browsers or app stores, consumers using an Apple iPhone should be able to benefit from competitive services by a range of providers," he said.

Breton also took aim at Apple’s arguments that security and privacy issues are the reasons why it has a closed ecosystem.

“EU regulation fosters innovation, without compromising on security and privacy,” he said. Source

Patently Apple: Europe's Nokia once ruled the mobile sector hands down. Yet they weren't able to compete with Apple's revolutionary iPhone and iOS over time. Apple worked hard to reinvent the mobile space and overcame the European monopoly without U.S. Government intervention. The French / EU leaders have now decided to simply Hijack Apple's platform using Government muscle. That seems to have inspired the DOJ in the U.S. who is actively pursuing antitrust cases against Meta, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple and Google. In fact today, Apple's SVP of Services is set to testify in federal court regarding their licensing agreement with Google for online search. 

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