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.
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.