Tim Cook is not a fan of side-loading apps on the iPhone.
Apple CEO Guillaume Lacroix, CEO of Brut., Sat down for an interview during the European Viva Technology start-up event. The interview was extensive and focused on security, privacy, workplace culture and future products.
Part of the discussion referred to the Digital Markets in Europe Act, which proposed legislation that could force Apple to allow side-loading apps on the iPhone. Cook backed down against legislation and the side charge in general, saying it would cause significant damage to both privacy and security.
“I mean, look at malware as an example and Android has 47 times more malware than iOS. Why is that? It’s because we’ve designed iOS in such a way that there’s an App Store and all apps are reviewed before you go in the store. This keeps a lot of these malicious things out of our ecosystem. Customers have continually told us how much they value this. So we will defend the user in discussions and see where they are going. “
When asked about possible future products, Cook was, of course, very reserved and did not reveal anything in detail: Apple is known for its secrecy around unreleased products. However, the CEO made a reference to a potential RA product outside of the iPhone and iPad.
“We’ve been working with RA first with our phones and iPads and later we’ll see where this goes in terms of products … I’m excited about RA because I see it as a technology that can improve lives.” .
A big rumor is that Apple is working on both augmented reality and virtual reality headphones. Apple’s AR headphones could launch as early as the second quarter of 2022, according to supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Below you can see the full interview between Cook and Lacroix: