Try to remember, have you ever seen a manufacturer recommend buying a competitor’s product? Perhaps not. This contradicts not only the laws of the market, but also common sense. Therefore, only a madman can offer this. But Tim Cook is no fool. Far from being a fool. Otherwise, he would not have brought Apple to a capitalization of $ 2.5 trillion, making it the most valuable corporation in the world. Despite this, he allowed himself to do what, in general, no one had done before him. He recommended iPhone owners to switch to Android… True, it was said in such a way that it is unlikely that at least one sane person would follow such advice.
According to Tim Cook, iOS key advantage over all other platforms that exist on the market today, it is not even convenience, intuitiveness and simplicity of the interface, but security. Apple has designed its operating system from the beginning to ensure the safety of the people who use it. One of the tools that made it possible to achieve this was the ban on downloading software from outside the App Store… There is no such limitation on Android, so those who are interested in downloading applications from anywhere can safely switch to the Google mobile OS.
Why Android is better than iPhone
Obviously, the Apple CEO is by no means anxious to iPhone users switched to Android… On the contrary, it presents the advantages of Google’s mobile OS as a disadvantage. Because the lack of control over the quality and safety of the software that users download really puts people in danger. Therefore, drawing, perhaps, somewhat strained analogies, Cook is simply trying to make it so that it was not only unfashionable to want to download software on the side, but even ashamed.
It would seem, what difference does it make to Apple, where do people come from? download applications on smartphones? In the end, adequate users will remain in the App Store, and two cripples, for whom the conditional freedom of choice is important, could be allowed sideloading. The company’s revenues will certainly not be affected by this. But, firstly, these are just double standards, and, secondly, to allow even those who want to put themselves at risk is not a very noble business. After all, all passengers traveling in a car are required to wear a seat belt, and for refusal to comply with this rule, a fine is imposed.
Downloading applications to iPhone
But what kind of danger are we talking about? In fact, Cook is not talking about malicious applications and viruses… It would be too vulgar, especially since iOS is protected very well indeed. Cook speaks of the impossibility of ensuring uniformity of development rules for those applications that are hosted in the App Store and beyond. Design, functionality, security mechanisms – all of this must comply with Apple’s requirements, because they – requirements – were not invented for nothing. And even unauthorized collection of user data is already a serious violation.
By and large, Cook is right. True, the analogy with seat belts, in my opinion, is a little under-tightened. After all, many neglect this need to buckle up and resent being fined for it. Much more logical in this sense is the analogy with the quality of products. After all, when you buy meat in a store, you can be sure that it has passed all the necessary checks. Yes, this adds a few percent to the cost of the product. But you know you won’t be poisoned by it. Now imagine that you will be served meat and warned that it has not passed any checks and, possibly, is contaminated with something. It is dangerous to eat it, even for free. It’s the same with apps.
Source: AppleInsider.ru — крупнейший сайт о iPhone, iPad, Mac в России by appleinsider.ru.
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