No, third-party iPhone app stores won’t work outside Europe – even with a VPN

After many years of Apple keeping its ecosystem firmly locked down, cracks have started to appear in its famous walled garden, with the newly released iOS 17.4 allowing third-party app stores for the first time. However, access to these is only available to users within the European Union (EU) – and don’t expect to be able to get around the restriction using a VPN.As spotted by 9to5Mac, Apple has uploaded a new support document that outlines how it will

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