Apple may be considering allowing users to set new, default apps for things like web browsers, music players, and email clients according to a new Bloomberg report.
Developers can currently create their own apps that compete with Apple’s offerings and distribute them in the App Store. But they’re at a disadvantage because users can’t set those apps as a system-wide default. If you tap an email address, it’ll open a new email in Apple’s Mail app. Tap a URL, it’ll open in Safari. A location? That’ll open right up in Apple Maps… More here.
This sounds positive and is something that many complain about, but there is a potential negative side to this. Apple would need to be extremely careful to not inhibit the stability, speed and reliability that us iOS users enjoy today.