The fight for privacy is something that has always been famous for the Apple. To protect its customers, the company reduced the maximum collection of user information. With the release of iOS 13 in Cupertino have decided to continue the tradition and introduced the “Sign in with Apple”, which allows you to login in apps or online services with Apple ID account. Understand what it is so good for users and bad for developers.
Of course, the opportunity to register in the app or on the website using an existing account on a social network or Google, it is extremely convenient. It does not even need to come up with a password, username and other data – all the necessary information is pulled up automatically. But there are a few “buts”.
How does “Login with…”
First, the app or the website on which you registered, gets access to your personal information — from email addresses to name, surname and age, which almost certainly sell on the side. Second, a social network or a mail service, a profile which you use, just understand that you use a particular service that is sometimes not quite appropriate.
Apple wanted to solve these problems, presenting the option “Sign in with Apple”, which does not disclose the owner of the website or app your real e-mail address, replacing it by the newly generated address on a domain apple.com. You can use this address to redirect the emails from the site on which you registered, and if necessary, you can just deactivate it.
Apple is a monopolist
All would be nothing, but Apple decided to oblige developers to implement the function of “Sign in with Apple” in their apps published in the App Store. This requirement applies to all programs in which you can log in using your account on Facebook, Twitter or Google. Hence the question, how is this even legal? After all, if the developer wants to allow users to authenticate only via Twitter, it becomes obliged to introduce and button “Sign in with Apple”.
In addition, under the new guidelines (instructions for developers to create a new version of iOS), the Creator must embed the button “Sign in with Apple” so that it prevailed over the “Login with Facebook”, “Login with Twitter” and others.
Perhaps users from a new initiative of Apple will benefit. In the end, who doesn’t want to protect their data from disclosure. But whether it is the developers who are actually forced to integrate third party services into their applications, what they maybe did not want. So expect a new antitrust case against Apple.