A few days ago Apple formalized its brand new Watch Series 7, one less “revolutionary“This was hinted at by some rumors, but they still have their small share of novelties with them. In particular, there is a larger display area that allows Apple to formalize a self-made virtual keyboard, of course exclusively for this model.
A FlickType keyboard banned by Apple … then copied by Apple
So good news for future buyers of this Apple Watch Series 7, except maybe for Kosta Eleftheriou… In fact, a few months ago he developed a virtual keyboard for the Apple Watch, FlickType. However, a few weeks ago this application was thrown from the AppStore. According to Apple, the latter did not meet certain requirements of the American giant, especially at the level of the user interface.
– Kosta Eleftheriou (@keleftheriou) September 14, 2021
The concern, and you get it, is that a few weeks after Apple’s withdrawal, the American giant proudly unveiled a virtual keyboard for its new Apple Watch to this FlickType application. According to the creator of the application, Apple therefore deliberately and without good reason removed FlickType from the AppStore in order to bring a very similar home keyboard to the market. “Appointed to Apple Court“, Kosta Eleftheriou wrote quickly on Twitter.
In fact, developers have been denouncing the abuse of a dominant position by Apple in relation to its AppStore for several years. The American giant does not hesitate to exclude certain applications developed by third parties in order to better reduce the functionality with an application. “House“. An inglorious phenomenon called “Sherlocking”.
Keep in mind that the new Apple Watch Series 7 is not yet available and will be launched later this fall. So be patient.