Five ways Apple is opening up its products with iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur

The walled garden is getting a few more gates.

Nobody would credibly argue that Apple is a very open tech company, but the walled garden is at least getting a few new gates this fall with the release of its new operating systems (iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and macOS Big Sur).

Apple is making it possible for more outside devices and software to work with its own technology, and that’s going to make the Apple ecosystem stronger. Here are five ways Apple is embracing the outside world with its fall operating system releases.

Safari WebExtensions API on macOS

Currently, Safari extensions are built using Apple’s own proprietary tools.

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