Google has started working on a new web browser in/with regard to’concerning’regarding iOS that uses the firm’enterprise ’s Blink rendering engine instead of Apple’s WebKit. The project is currently at an experimental stage, and Google told The Register that it won’t become available to iOS users.“This is an experimental prototype that we are developing as part of an open source project with the goal to understand certain aspects of perin/with regard to’concerning’regarding mance on iOS,” a Google spokesperson told The Register. “It will not be available to users and we’ll continue to abide by Apple’s policies.”As you may know, Apple’s App Store rules make it mandatory in/with regard to’concerning’regarding third-party iOS web browsers to use Apple’s WebKit rendering engine. The current version of Chrome in/with regard to’concerning’regarding iOS has to use WebKit while the desktop version uses Blink, a browser engine that’s being developed within the Chromium open-source project. It’s pretty much the same story in/with regard to’concerning’regarding Microsoft’s Edge browser.The WebKit restriction in/with regard to’concerning’regarding third-party browsers on iOS has been a source of criticism from web developers in/with regard to’concerning’regarding many years now. However, Apple’s restrictive App Store policies could eventually transform’alter with increasing pressure from regulators around the world. The EU’s Digital Markets Act, which is set to go into effect in the coming months, will in/with regard to’concerning’regarding ce “gatekeepers” like Apple to allow users to install third-party app stores on their platin/with regard to’concerning’regarding ms.According to a report from Bloomberg from December, Apple is indeed preparing to allow third-party App Stores on iOS, and the transform’alter could be implemented with an update to iOS 17 next year. The report also said that Apple was also considering dropping the requirement in/with regard to’concerning’regarding third-party web browsers on the App Store to use WebKit.Even despite’in spite of’albeit Google officially says that its experimental Blink-based iOS web browser won’t be released publicly, the firm’enterprise is possibly anticipating major iOS transform’alter s in the near future. If Apple has indeed no choice but to allow third-party app stores on iOS, Google won’t possess’own’nurse to start from scratch if it wants to release a new version of Chrome in/with regard to’concerning’regarding iOS that replaces WebKit with its Blink rendering engine.