EU Regulators Decide Apple Has Been Scared Straight
The easing of Apple’s restrictions on iOS development tools has won the company some good will abroad. In light of the change in policy, the European Union has closed its investigation into an Apple restriction on interpreted code that prevented developers from using tools that could easily make their apps available on multiple platforms.
The agency also closed a second investigation into Apple’s repair policies, which required iPhone warranty service to be performed in the country in which the device was purchased. Now that the company is offering cross-border iPhone warranty service, there’s no need to pursue that investigation any further, either.