“ANDROID CAN KISS MY ASS”, Tim said.
Just kidding. That’s not what he said.
Tim Cook sat down for a SUPER AWKWARD interview during the Viva Tech Conference in Europe, and answered all sorts of questions. But one of those questions happened to trigger Tim Cook’s answer to the typical, cliché “iPhone vs Android” question.
Normally, any answer to this sort of inquiry would be dumb, but an answer from Tim Cook himself? YUP. Yes, sir. That has me interested.
So why does Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, believe iPhones are superior to Android devices?
His answer? Apple’s control on apps.
Yep! Even while they’re in the middle of a big anti-trust trial, Tim Cook based his answer on the fact that the quality of the content and apps are controlled by Apple. They pick who gets in, and they pick who gets kicked out. Hello, walled-garden.
“At Apple, we always focus on the user and their best interest,” said Timmy.
Referring to Europe’s Digital Markets Act, which effectively would force Apple to allow users to side-load apps on iOS and become a lot more like Android, Cook said it would “destroy the security of the iPhone and a lot of the privacy initiatives that we’ve built into the App Store.”
In comparison to Android, a salty Tim Cook said, “I mean, you look at malware as an example, and Android has 47x more malware than iOS. Why is that? Well, it’s 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, and so that keeps a lot of this malware stuff out of our ecosystem. Customers have told us very continuously how much they value that, and so we’re going to be standing up for the user in the discussions, and we’ll see where it goes. I’m optimistic.”
So there you go! Out of all the reasons Tim Cook could have chosen for why HE believes iOS is superior to Android, it actually boiled down to something very simple for him:
Apple creates a superior device and a superior experience because of the control and limitations people have always criticized them over. Keeping that control a central point of iOS helps Apple curate the experience for users such that it gives them 1.) better quality apps and content, and 2.) better security and privacy throughout the OS.
You can watch the full 30-minute interview here ????