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How to change the iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 default email application


How to change iOS default email application
Changing the iPhone or iPad default email application is now possible. And easy.
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Apple just removed one of the biggest remaining restrictions from the iPhone and iPad. It’s finally possible to change the default email application in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 to something other than Apple Mail.

Making the change is easy. However, a current limitation will delay many people from taking immediate advantage of it.

Apple won’t budge on controversial App Store payment rules


Phil Schiller
Apple VP Phil Schiller sees no need for changes to the App Store payment rules on revenue sharing.
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There are no plans to modify the rules of the iOS App Store that would allow Basecamp’s Hey mail app to avoid paying to be listed, according to Phil Schiller, Apple’s SVP of marketing.

The creators of Hey made news recently by calling Apple “gangsters” for requiring companies to pay 30% of their revenue to have software appear in the App Store.

Email startup accuses Apple of behaving like ‘gangsters’ with in-app payment demands


Hey email
Hey email app launched this week.
Photo: Hey

One of the creators of newly launched email service Hey accuses Apple of behaving like gangsters by allegedly threatening to remove the app from the App Store if it did not start selling its premium subscription through Apple’s platform — thereby giving Apple a cut of the profits.

“Like any good mafioso, they paid us a visit by phone,” Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson wrote in a long Twitter thread. “…[W]ithout even as much of a curtesy euphemism, [Apple said] they’d burn down our store (remove our app!), lest we paid up.”