The European Commission, led by Margrethe Vestager, is not happy with Apple's response to the DMA (digital markets law) and now it seems that The Photos app for iOS and macOS would have been proposed as a target.

Sometimes things are taken to unsuspected limits, and when we talk about the European Union and its regulatory desire this is almost the norm. We have already talked in depth about all the changes that Apple has had to announce to comply with the DMA, the digital markets law that requires, among many other things, that the App Store is not exclusive, that we can use other forms of payment in our iPhone other than Apple Pay or that we can make purchases within the applications without Apple taking a cut from it. Well then Europe does not seem at all happy with these measures announced by Apple and demands that they be much deeperand according to the words of Vestager, Competition Commissioner, it could be the case that Apple should allow us to delete the Photos application from our iPhone.

The statement is surprising because it seems to be made without knowing in depth what Photos means in Apple's operating system. We are not talking about an internet browser, or an email application, we are talking about the place where our photographs are stored, where they are managed and from where the access of any other application to them is controlled. Photos is not just another element of iOS or macOS, it is an essential part of the same system protected to the maximum by storing one of the most important and private elements that we have on our device: the photos and videos that we store. Allowing the Photos app to be deleted is not as simple as deleting Mail or Safari, it is something much more complex that seems very complicated to manage. It seems that the European Commission has gone too far, and we will have to remain attentive to the next movements that occur.