iPhone rhymes with security and privacy, so those in favor of sideloading should choose Android.

After Craig FederighiTim Cook has his say on the practice of application sideloading. The Apple CEO has very clear ideas on the subject: those in favor can buy an Android smartphone since the one offered by iPhones is an experience that has the safety and privacy of users as a priority.

Speaking at the DealBook summit of The New York Times, Tim Cook stated that for users today there is already a choice: you can opt for a safe and protected platform or for an ecosystem that allows sideloading, but opening the door to malware (in particular on those devices used by people who are not particularly experienced).

I think people already have that choice today, Andrew. If you want to sideload, if that’s important to you, you can buy an Android smartphone. From our point of view, it would be as if I, if I were an automobile manufacturer, were telling a client of mine not to install airbags and seat belts in the car. He would never agree to do it, because it is too risky. An iPhone wouldn’t be an iPhone if it didn’t maximize security and privacy.

Sideloading, in short, allows the download and installation of applications from third-party stores . This is very common on Android. On the iPhone, on the other hand, all apps must go through the App Store, and this guarantees the security that Tim Cook talks about.

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