Friday, January 26, 2024

Sign in With Apple No Longer Required


In line with Apple’s mission to protect user privacy, Apple is updating its App Store Review Guideline for using Sign in with Apple. Sign in with Apple makes it easy for users to sign in to apps and websites using their Apple ID and was built from the ground up with privacy and security in mind. Starting today, developers that offer third-party or social login services within their app will have the option to offer Sign in with Apple, or they will now be able to offer an equivalent privacy-focused login service instead.

Previously, if an app supported any third-party sign-in service it was required to also support Sign in With Apple. As with the rule changes for streaming gaming, Apple is not saying this change is due to the DMA, but it was announced at the same time as the DMA changes.


2 Comments RSS · Twitter · Mastodon

I noticed that many apps don't support Apple sign-in already anyway. And wasn't there some additional requirement that if an app used the Apple login, it had to be the top choice? I've seen lots of apps put it last. Just goes to show how incompetent App Review is, even for something so simple to enforce.

But what's an "equivalent privacy-focused login service" and who gets to decide that?

Leave a Comment