Apple CEO Says Android Has 47 Times More Malware than iOS

Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed his company’s choice to block sideloading apps on iOS, explaining that one of the reasons this is not allowed on iPhones is because of the security risks that are involved.

And to prove his point, Cook compared iOS to Android, showing just how much malware exists in Google’s mobile ecosystem versus Apple’s operating system.

Speaking at Viva Tech conference, Cook said there’s 47 times more malware on Android than on iOS, mostly because Google has decided to allow sideloading apps, therefore making it easier for malicious apps to end up running on devices out there.

Sideloading apps comes with too many risks

Instead, Cook says, directing everyone to the App Store and making sure no dangerous app makes its way to it is one efficient way to protect users.

“I would say [side-loading] would damage both privacy and security. I mean, you look at malware as an example, and Android has 47x more malware than iOS,” Cook said.

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