Facebook is the largest social media network in the world, and there is nothing stopping it from conquering the sphere.
But that "nothing" doesn't include ecosystems where Facebook has to run in order to present itself in front of its users. What this means, Facebook, regardless how big it has become, is still reliant and dependent on Google for its Android presence, and Apple for its iOS presence.
And dince iOS 14, the social media giant started become more aggressive.
But sooner than later, Zuckerberg realized that there is nothing much he could do to win through the situation.
And this time, Facebook said that it is making some changes to its advertising tools, in order to comply with iOS 14.5, which limits the effectiveness of data collection features used by advertisers.
In an announcement, Facebook said that:
To comply with this iOS 14.5 update, Facebook introduces some changes to advertiser experiences and measurement protocols, which include Apple’s SKAdNetwork API and Facebook’s Aggregated Event Measurement.
On the announcement, Facebook lists the many things businesses that run ads on Facebook and Instagram should do, "to minimize disruptions to your advertising campaigns."
In all, Facebook is showing that it has no choice but to obey.
Going against Apple and disobeying its rules can risk its apps being banned from the App Store. And this can translate to a whole lots of troubles Facebook doesn't even dare to think.
While this can be done on a small scale, Facebook is larger than large. Without troves of personal data, its ads targeting capabilities can be crippled. And this is bad for advertisers, and bad for business at Facebook.
While Apple defends its stance, saying that it wants to defend data privacy rights, Apple's App Tracking Transparency' feature gets huge criticisms from Facebook, app developers and also businesses whose whose business models rely on advertising tracking.
But again, there is little anyone could do when dealing with Apple.
The Cupertino-based company has been seen to have monopolized the ecosystem where Apple devices and services thrive, with no one being able to stop it.