PWAs continue to be available in iOS 17.4

Apple is now walking back that decision and says it will “continue to offer the existing Home Screen web apps capability in the EU.”


After the EU made it known they will not be accepting Apple’s plan to remove progressive web apps in the EU, Apple has blinked. Simple impact for WhatsApp users: you will continue to be able to have WhatsApp Web as an app on iPad.

3 thoughts on “PWAs continue to be available in iOS 17.4”

  1. I thought the iPad was not affected by this shenanigans anyway.

    1. I am not sure. I believe that Apple has to allow alternative App Stores and Browser engines. That has to be true for iPhone and iPad.

  2. I expect they provide the user with a an option/switch. Not sure if that is acceptable for the regulation.

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