According to IndiaTimes, Apple CEO, Tim Cook, recently spoke in a virtual interview at the VivaTech conference. According to him, the number of malware on Android is about 47 times that of iOS. Cook said, “For decades, we have been focusing on protecting the privacy of Apple users.” Cook then added: “Steve once said that privacy is to explain to users that they are signing documents in plain language content and get the user’s permission. This permission should be asked repeatedly, and we have been working hard to achieve this”.
In addition, Cook also said that Apple iOS has only one “App Store”. Furthermore, all applications must undergo strict scrutiny by Apple before entering the store. However, he states that Android can have multiple application stores. In this virtual interview, Cook also talked about his interest in artificial intelligence and augmented reality, implying that Apple may plan to launch its AR device within a year or two.
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Tim Cook: EU’s new regulations will cause more iPhone apps to choose side loading
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday aimed at the European Union’s attempt to limit the power of US technology giants. According to Cook, these regulations may give the iPhone security and privacy risks.
Cook made the first public comment on the “Digital Market Act” (DMA) proposed by Margrethe Vestager, the head of EU antitrust, saying that some parts of the bill are good, but others partly not. Cook fears that the new regulations (proposal) will lead to more applications are not installed via Apple’s App Store. This is what we popularly call “side-loading”
Speaking remotely at VivaTech, France’s largest technology conference, he said: “I’ll give an example that I don’t think is in the best interests of (users): The wording of the ‘Digital Market Act’ currently under discussion will force the iPhone to sideload“.
“So this will be an extreme way to install apps on the iPhone,” Cook said. He added: “This will undermine the security of the iPhone, as well as the many privacy features or privacy intrusion tags and app tracking transparency we have built in the App Store”.
Earlier this month, European Union Member, Andreas Schwab, who is responsible for reviewing the new regulations claims that his job is to strengthen the legislation. Furthermore, the EU hopes to narrow it down to only Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and other large companies. Cook said that Apple will participate in related debates and try to find a way forward.