Apple won't bring AI to Europe because of court action – could there be a 'Brexit dividend' for UK iPhone users?

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Last week, Apple told Bloomberg that it'd be withholding new tech, including Apple Intelligence, from customers in the European Union because of "regulatory uncertainties", for at least this year, meaning iPhones in the EU won't get the smart features shown at WWDC.

This – it is being suggested – is part of a wider war; a response to the charges brought against Apple by the EU under the Digital Markets Act (DMA). These charges are about Apple acting as 'gatekeeper' by steering customers to the App Store and preventing users seeing alternatives (similar worries exist in the US, but the EU has, traditionally, been quicker at bringing these cases to court).

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