Apple’s Phil Schiller on Android: ‘Be safe out there’

Apple’s Phil Schiller on Android: ‘Be safe out there’It’ll come as no surprise to learn that there’s yet another report warning of the many dangers of the Android playground. At this stage, it’s barely worth mentioning. Malware, dodgy apps… Whatever.

What is slightly interesting, however, is the reaction of Apple’s Phil Schiller (SVP of worldwide marketing) to the report. He responded with a decidedly cheeky tweet.

Accompanying a link to the lengthy report (check out the PDF here, if you’re interested), Phil (not exactly a regular tweeter) warns: “Be safe out there”.

The problem is, see, Google doesn’t have an approval process for apps, and resultantly you frequently see all kinds of dodgy ship on Google Play, which – in the worst case – can sneakily steal personal info and run up bills with hidden processes. The moral of the story: stay away from dodgy ship.

Meanwhile, Apple is all snug and safe with its walled approach, whereby approval is required for any apps looking to appear on the App Store.

Amusingly, just a few months ago, a whole bunch of fake Apple apps appeared on Google Play, including Garage Band (with a space), iPhoto and iMovie.

I know what you’re thinking: ‘You’d have to be pretty thick to install any of them.’ Yes. Yes you would.

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Pondlife  Mar. 8, 2013 at 16:11

You'd think they'd have patched their os first...

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 8, 2013 at 16:20

Hahahaha
'nuff said.

mightyforest  Mar. 8, 2013 at 19:10

android as a phone for businesses are a million years away,

socialjeebus  Mar. 9, 2013 at 08:48

android as a phone for businesses are a million years away,

As are Apple, strangely enough many business do use Android and relatively trouble-free (my company uses Android as do most businesses here in Korea).

mightyforest  Mar. 9, 2013 at 09:17

probably as they're cheap?, our company moved from blackberry to wp last year

socialjeebus  Mar. 9, 2013 at 09:32

probably as they're cheap?, our company moved from blackberry to wp last year

Not sure a Note 2 can be classed as cheap nor a Galaxy Tab which are standard issue at my office.

Just a hell of a lot more convenient as 99.99% employees already know how to use the devices. Blackberry is pretty much non-existent here (as is WP) whereas Android and iOS are ubiquitous.

As for the security issue, well ultimately the device is only as secure as the user wants it to be.

As for Blackberry being suitable for business, I'm sure a lot of businesses still have the BBM outage very much in mind as.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 9, 2013 at 09:46

As for the security issue, well ultimately the device is only as secure as the user wants it to be. True.

Pondlife  Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:22

probably as they're cheap?, our company moved from blackberry to wp last year

Let me rearrange that for you.

"our company moved from blackberry to wp last year, probably as they're cheap"

mightyforest  Mar. 9, 2013 at 22:46

we moved as we moved from lotus notes to outlook, company wanted the integration of outlook,excel,lync etc on the phone network

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