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Apple CEO compares Phones That Allow App Sideloading to Cars Without Airbags or Seatbelts. Apple does not allow seatbeltting or seatbag securing, compared to cars with other Car owners' devices with no seat or screen

Apple CEO compares Phones That Allow App Sideloading to Cars Without Airbags or Seatbelts. Apple does not allow seatbeltting or seatbag securing, compared to cars with other Car owners' devices with no seat or screen

To Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive officer, letting iPhone users sideload apps essentially, install them from sources outside the tech giants App Store would be a tantamount to making easy car that didnt have airbags or seatbelts.

Apple says that it's too risky to do that, Cook said about the possibility of allowing apps sideloading on iPhones, speaking in a prerecorded interview streames Tuesday at the New York Times DealBook Online Summit. It wouldn't be an iPhone if it didn'ten maximize security and privacy.

Cook asserted that people have the right to sideload the apps: If you want to share the app, you can buy an Android phone. If thats important to you, then you should buy a Android smartphone.

Apple claimed a whitepaper released last month on sideloading, Supporting it through direct downloads and third-party app stores would undermine the privacy and security protections that have made iPhone so secure, and expose users to serious security risks.

In spite of Apples anti-sideloading rhetoric, critics said that other operating systems including Android and macOS - allow users to download and install apps from third-party sources. Instead, Apple's refusal to allow iOS users for use that aren't distributed by the App Store is designed to strengthen its virtual monopoly in the ecosystem.

The ruling was reached in September of the judicial proceeding against Apple. The court was unable to say that Apple's App Store monopoly is a king of sex and law.

Epic was triggered in large part by App Store's standard 30% fee for in-app payments, and Apple'' reliance on in the app payment system exclusively for iOS.

Cook claimed that for 85% of the apps in the App Store, the company doesn't collect commission fees at all for the vast majority of developers who pay commissions, that cut is 15% (under Apples small developer program) for those who whose annual app revenue is $1 million or less -, and that Apple collects 15% of subscription revenue from apps starting in second year.

Cook said that the commissions in App Store have only fallen. They only go down.

Apple introduced iOS 14.5 to allow users to opt-in to ads.

Cook, who has been CEO of Apple since the death of Steve Jobs for 10 years, said that Apple isn't making the decision about turning off ads, it's simply giving users the choice.

Privacy is a basic human right, Cook commented. What we've been about was putting the power with the user... I'm getting resuscitation from users about having the choice.

Cook asked about his thoughts on cryptocurrency while he was in conversation about the situation. He said that Apple has no plans at the moment to accept cryptocurrencies for payments and that if a company doesnt invest cash in crypto, obama said, that his own personal cryptocurrency is reasonable to own, as part of diversified portfolio.