It’s interesting to see how the Apple tech press and pundits are all framing the removal of iOS 18 and macOS features as the EU’s fault for interfering in Apple’s software development and UX.

While from a European perspective markets are being regulated, and Apple is behaving like a disgruntled teenager.

Take-away for me: Apple is not a company that we Europeans can build on like people in the US can. And I need to lessen my dependence on Apple and its services like iCloud.

Over the last 14 years, the different Apple products added value for me so I got deeper and deeper into that ecosystem. But I’ve gotten less comfortable with this situation, due to recent decisions. So I’m looking at alternatives, slowly but steadily. It’s an interesting journey.