iCloud Private Relay is a new privacy feature baked into iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey that’s designed to hide your browsing habits inside Safari. Here’s how you can enable or disable it on iPhone, iPad and Mac. Although Apple won’t describe iCloud Private Relay as a VPN — because it isn’t — it does have some similarities. Private Relay does this by routing your traffic through two relays, much like a VPN. The big difference between this and a real VPN is that it only works inside Safari, and it allows others to see you’re using a “proxy server.”
The question you have to ask yourself is whether you trust Apple Computer, Inc to be a single “choke point” for all your browsing activity in the name of privacy.
Link: How to enable and disable iCloud Private Relay in iOS 15 and macOS Monterey