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Apple tells Senate its bills could harm iPhone users - report

Apple Inc. warned the United States Senate its proposed antitrust bills could raise the risk of security breaches to the users of iPhone, CNBC reported on Tuesday, citing the letter the company sent to the Senate Justice Committee.

The tech giant thus expressed its concerns about the American Innovation and Choice Online Act and the Open App Markets Act, which the upper house should consider during the week. The bills seek to prevent dominant companies such as Apple and Alphabet Inc.'s Google promote their own applications and products over those made by their rivals.

Director of Federal Government Affairs at Apple Timothy Powderly, who wrote the letter, went on to describe such calls as a "big loss for consumers." "[...] If Apple is forced to enable sideloading, millions of Americans will likely suffer malware attacks on their phones that would otherwise have been stopped," he claimed.

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