The European DMA is a great legislation, but unfortunately full of holes like a Swiss cheese. It's meant to break Apple's monopolistic power, but with the malicious compliance that Apple has proposed now, this will not be achieved.
We are quite shocked how brazen Apple is "complying" with the DMA. The EU wanted to break Apple's power with the DMA, but instead the company is dancing around on the EU's nose. This shows the need for a better regulation in the interests of users - and all app developers.
Apple is flexing their tech giant status by raising a defiant though compliant response to the EU's recently launched Digital Markets Act. The new law, among other things, will require Apple to allow for the sideloading of apps on iPhone and iPad devices. Notoriously opposed to this practice, Apple has continued to require developers to use their tightly controlled app store environment if they wish to make their apps available for iOS users.
Google has long had alternative means of installing apps on Android devices like F-Droid or even the Aurora store. It took legal action from the European Parliament in order to finally push Apple to make their devices more accessible to developers wishing to use their own installers. One such company, chomping at the bit to take advantage of this change is Epic Games.