Apple released a new study called "Building a Trusted Ecosystem for Millions of Apps" claimed that the tech giant firm's App Store can protect users from malicious apps and software better than Android.
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Apple Inc.'s iPhone 11, iPhone11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max smartphones are displayed in the Apple Marunouchi store on September 20, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. Apple launched the latest iPhone 11 models featuring a dual-camera system today.
Aside from this, the new research also explained how sideloading and third-party app stores could lead to massive smartphone breaches.
"Today, our phones are not just phones; they store some of our most sensitive information about our personal and professional lives," said Apple via its official user guide manual.
"We keep them with us wherever we go, and we use them to call and text with loved ones, take and store photos of our children, give us directions when we're lost, count our steps, and send money to friends," added the company.
On the other hand, Apple also claimed that its iPhone users rarely encounter malware and other phone viruses right now.
Apple's iPhone More Secure Than Android?
Apple's study claimed that iOS and more secure than Android since its competitor is 15 times likely to get infected by malicious software.
The company said that the reason behind this is that Various third-party providers currently offer android apps. This means that you can literally get these applications from anywhere, as reported by 9To5Mac.
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The new iPhone 5S with fingerprint technology is displayed during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California. The company launched the new iPhone 5C model that will run iOS 7 is made from hard-coated polycarbonate and comes in various colors and the iPhone 5S that features fingerprint recognition security.
This is reasonable since third-party app providers usually offer software that contains malicious files. Aside from this, the tech giant manufacturer also explained that its App Store also prevents unauthorized purchases from children and protects your sensitive photos, videos, and other files.
Since some experts claimed that Face ID, Touch ID, and other protections are not enough to protect your iPhone, the iOS developer is still working on new security features that could further ensure the safety of your beloved handset.
App Store Protects Your Even More
The Next Web reported that Apple App Store's automated scanning and review processes can further prevent malicious apps from breaching your handset.
On the other hand, Erik Neuenschwander, Apple's head of user privacy, said App Store's protection on people's iPhones is more important than it seems.
He explained that since the smartphone is the most used device in the market, it is important to make sure that its microphone, camera, and other parts can track you without access to your sensitive information.
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Written by: Griffin Davis