Tim Cook: android users; who to sideload
Tim Cook: android users; who to sideload: Apple CEO Tim Cook insulted particular consumers by name yesterday. Many people have been talking about the iPhone and the App Store lately. As a bonus, the company’s CEO thinks about people who want to sideload apps onto their iPhones.
Despite Cook’s defense of the “security and privacy” afforded by iPhones, he suggested that iPhone owners who want to sideload software look into switching to Android. At the New York Times “DealBook” gathering, Cook made some contentious remarks.
Furthermore, he emphasized that “people have that choice today” regarding sideloading. You can sideload on an Android phone, and he recommended getting one if the feature was essential to you. Side-loading apps are something that Tim Cook would like to see people not do on iPhones.
“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.“
A “threat analysis” on sideloading was issued by Apple last month, reinforcing the company’s position. Apple does not want iPhone users to sideload software, and this analysis proves it. An iPhone’s privacy and security settings would be jeopardized if users were able to sideload software.
However, a “secure” iPhone appears to be Apple’s only goal. Sideloading third-party applications are possible on several OSes, including macOS. When considered in a broader context, some saw Tim Cook’s statement about sideloading as paradoxical.
Apple’s director of software, Craig Federighi, made the remark “sideloading is a criminal’s best friend” at a recent online summit. Similarly, he fought hard against European legislation that, if passed, would have allowed iPhone users to sideload programs. The technological giant is getting ready for battle.