Companies like Google, Mozilla, and Microsoft have versions of their web browsers on Apple’s iOS and iPadOS App Stores, but these versions come with a big caveat: The App Store rules require them to use Safari’s WebKit rendering engine rather than the engines those browsers use in other operating systems.
But that could be changing. According to The Register, Google and Mozilla have recently been spotted working on versions of Chromium and Firefox that use their normal Blink and Gecko rendering engines, respectively.
This only makes sense. It’s very likely the rules around browser engines is going to go away, so I’m glad the competition is getting ready for this inevitability. If for some reason I’m ever forced at gunpoint to use iOS, I’d at least have access to real Firefox.
On short term this will likely only strengthen the Chrome monopoly. On the other hand this should wreck current Apple business model and control Apple has over iOS. Interesting times ahead and i guess thanks EU. For doing your work. Eventually something will need to be done to break Chrome monopoly in browser space and to break Windows monopoly in PC space. Preferably this would be done in one package.