Want apps outside the App Store? Drag to Android, says Apple

  • Apple offers only one official way to install applications – the App Store
  • However, users have few app stores and want to be able to download from anywhere
  • Apple strongly opposes this, saying it would endanger security and privacy

Don’t expect us to download apps unofficially, Apple tells users

Apple released today 16-page document, in which it describes the effort to maintain the iOS system (and other platforms in the ecosystem – editor’s note) maximum safe. As part of this, it has also long rejected requests from users to make it possible to install applications from a source other than the official App Store.

Do you want to install? Go to Android!

In an interview for the Fast Company server, Erik Neuenschwander, one of the security chiefs at the Fast Company, talked about the possibility of installing applications from sources other than the App Store. Apple, and he certainly didn’t take napkins.

He clearly denied that Apple would ever introduce the ability to install applications from third-party unofficial sources. “Users who want to access applications without any form of authentication have this option on other platforms [Android]. Users on iOS, on the other hand, understand that it is in our interest to protect them from fraud and the annoying implications that pre-installed applications from third-party sources can cause without the user even knowing. “ said Neuenschwander.

He explicitly referred users who want to install applications from unverified sources to another platform, ergo Android. Of course, it enables this function and you can download a .apk file from the browser, which you can only install on your smartphone using the pre-installed tool.


Also read: Fraudulent apps in the App Store have pulled more than a billion from users’ pockets


Android vs. iOS

Android vs. iOS, illustration | photo: T. Richter, Mobilizujeme.cz

Apple tries, but he also has a “past”

The American company Apple has been resisting this for a long time and repeats that the application must go through a control process in the App Store before it will be possible for the user to install it. It contributes to the security of the entire system and also allows you to firmly protect the personal data of users in the Apple ecosystem. As one of Apple’s older advertising slogans sounds: What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone.

However, there are affairs in the apple world, the biggest of which will probably be iCloud-gate. Thousands of nude photos of famous celebrities have fallen into fraudsters due to data leaks from cloud storage. Since then, however, Apple has been working on its security, and this can also be seen in the App Store, where there are significantly fewer fraudulent or malware applications, than in competing Google Play.


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