Computerworld readers will know Microsoft at last announced Windows 11 on Thursday. While doing so, \ CEO Satya Nadella took a moment to smash a few windows in Apple’s direction: “Today the world needs a more open platform, one that allows apps to become platforms in their own right,” he said.
It’s a surgical strike that comes as Apple faces mounting pressure around its App Store. While many accept Apple’s argument that a secure App Store and a secure platform are choices many customers want to take, it faces stiff opposition.
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Critics seem to want every platform to be equally insecure, and the volume of those voices is rising. Competitors have fostered an environment in which the company faces multiple investigations around its heavily curated App Store model, with the myth of “openness” gaining currency.