The conflict between Android and iOS is never going to end. Fanboys of each operating system take digs at each other time and again. Google and Apple too also take a potshot at each other once a while.
One such incident came to light when during a virtual interview at the VivaTech conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook talked about multiple things including privacy, company values, regulation and more.
During this chat, Cook mentioned that Android has 47 times more malware than iOS. Explaining the cause behind that he said, “Because we’ve designed iOS in such a way that there’s one App Store and all of the apps are reviewed prior to going on the store. That keeps a lot of this malware stuff out of our ecosystem. Customers have told us very continuously how much they value that.”
He also briefly spoke about the importance of privacy to the company and said, “We’ve been focused on privacy for over a decade. We see it as a basic human right. A fundamental human right. And we’ve been focused on privacy for decades. Steve used to say privacy was stating in plain language what people are signing up for and getting their permission. And that permission should be asked repeatedly. We’ve always tried to live up to that.”
On the future products from Apple, Cook did indirectly confirm that we may see the company offering something AR-based and AI-based .
“I get excited about AR because I see it as technology that can enhance life in a broad way. We’ve been working on AR first with our iPhones and iPads, and later we’ll see where that goes in terms of our products. The key thing is that it can enrich people’s lives.”
“I get excited about AI and the ability to remove some of the things that keep people down and do work and free up leisure time for people,” Cook added.