Tim Cook the current CEO of Apple has asked this certain set of people to use android instead of IOS. Who are these people? What is the reason behind Tim Cook’s android recommendation? Here is your answer. Speaking at The New York Times “DealBook” summit, Tim Cook talked about people who like sideloading apps and are upset that their $1000+ iPhone can’t do that.
Sideloading Apps is a phrase used for downloading apps from another source rather than the official AppStore. This is possible on android in the form of downloading APKs from the internet but not on Apple. Many buyers are annoyed by this fact, and Tim Cook finally responded to them.
Cook said that people already have a choice if they want to sideload applications too much, they already have a less secure platform available (android), “If you want to sideload, you can buy an Android phone” he added. Tim says that sideloading apps is too risky and a nice entrance for viruses in your device.
Tim Cook’s Android recommendation
“I think that people have that choice today, Andrew, if you want to sideload, you can buy an Android phone. That choice exists when you go into the carrier shop. If that is important to you, then you should buy an Android phone. From our point of view, it would be like if I were an automobile manufacturer telling [a customer] not to put airbags and seat belts in the car. He would never think about doing this in today’s time. It’s just too risky to do that. And so it would not be an iPhone if it didn’t maximize security and privacy.”
How secure are Sideloading applications?
Malware attacks are more common on android devices, statistics say that Android smartphones have been attacked by mobile malware between 15 and 47 times more than malware targeting the iPhone. Tim Cook also states that people now do most of their work on their phones, Crypto, Banking, Personal info everything is saved in their device and hackers can easily steal the data through sideloading applications.
It should be clear to all of us, as when Apple added the “Allow Apps to track activity feature” companies like Facebook lost millions of dollars. He was also questioned about that to which he answered;
“Privacy is a basic human right. And the people that ought to be deciding whether to data share is the person themselves. And so what we have been all about is putting the power with the user. We are not making the decision, we are just simply prompting them to be asked if they want to be tracked across apps or not”.
I think both sides are right, if I buy a $1000+ iPhone I should at least have the choice to sideload apps. The company shouldn’t encourage it but should allow the users if they really want to. Just add something like doing that will void the warranty or something. So, what do you guys think about Sideloading Apps? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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