Apple’s Crippling Restrictions on Software Installation ➝

Apple, in a statement to The Wall Street Journal:

Governments and international agencies world-wide have explicitly advised against sideloading requirements, which would cripple the privacy and security protections that users have come to expect.

I’m not buying it. On my Mac, I have the ability to install whatever I want from wherever I want and I never feel that my privacy and security are at any meaningfully greater risk than when I install apps on my iPhone. It’s the same amount of concern for me on both platforms.

The only thing crippling iOS is Apple’s restrictions on software installation.

(Via MacRumors.)

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