Microsoft apes Apple’s failed app strategy in Windows 10

Apple's Mac App Store is clearly Microsoft's model to force Universal Windows Platform adoption, but Apple didn't exactly succeed in its own attempt

Microsoft apes Apple’s failed app strategy in Windows 10
Joe deSousa

Microsoft continues to make Windows 10 work more like MacOS. The Windows 10 Creators Update due this spring is taking a page from Apple’s MacOS app security model: A settings option to limit app installation to only those apps available in the Windows app store.

(Other ways Windows 10 is copying MacOS is in its adoption of MacOS- and iOS-style management APIs and in replicating, incrementally, Apple’s Handoff functionality.)

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