Be forewarned, this will contain harsh cold unsugarcoated statements and sarcasm. Stop here if you cannot handle it.
I want to get this out there, “NOT” an Apple fan!
Notice in the sentence above, “not” is in uppercase, bolded, underlined, italics and quotes. I described it in case that formatting is stripped.
I don’t like the Mac OS X nor do I like iOS. Yes I have had them, used them, and discarded them. Give me a Windows PC (even the Windows Phone 10 was good, no apps is what killed it) or a Droid any day. Some days on the phone side I miss my Blackberry and the BES server for keeping corporate contacts. Nothing was better nor has anything come close including O365.
Apple is way-overrated, way, when given credit for innovation. Just ask Qualcomm, Saehan Information Systems or Xerox. Isn’t the Mac OS based on Linux?
On the phone side, the iPhone X and iPhone 8 just recently announced. Let me welcome iPhone users to 2015 …finally.
Also with the iPhone X being released, why would you buy an iPhone 8?
The latest and greatest from Apple which sounds like an S6 from 2015 to me, but hey Apple is doing its usual job of selling older technology as the greatest innovation in the world. And people, some people, about 13% of smartphone users have an iPhone, is buying it. To many it is a status symbol. I personally find the phones pre-schoolish or is playschool more like it?
Apple's new iPhone 8 and iPhone X support fast-charging, oh that's right the iPad had that already. But wait, there is more, now you get Qi standard support for wireless charging, something even the latest Windows’ phones had.
But compared to the iPhone 7, the new phones are thinner, faster and have a better screen. That’s how these things go right, they get better as time goes on when technology is concerned.
Normally. Apple did remove the headphone jack, for our own good we are told.
Hey did your wireless Apple earbuds finally come in that you ordered so long ago?
Then there is the brand new firmware / software iOS 11.
“iOS 11 will break your old apps and maybe even your iPhone, but that’s a good thing”
No new firmware update means any security holes are not fixed, which means hackers can get into those devices.
Also if you think you will just stay on 10.3 for a long time, well just wait until you want to do a restore in the future, sorry not going to work, not the latest iOS.
What this article means is in translation –
Planned obsolescence. You people are cheap and cling to old devices, time to move on and pay the $1000 for a new device and as Tim Cook says the $1000, sorry the $999 is a value price.
"It’s a value price, actually, for the technology you’re getting,” Cook said.
I know I am getting off my topic of “Why Apple’s iOS Is Scary Not In A Good Way!”, but I just need to set the table that Apple’s latest and greatest is old tech. It adds to the topic and gives people the pause “hmm” moment.
I don’t think Microsoft or Google are the greatest gift to mankind either. With Microsoft at least they do admit that if they cannot buy the company or product, they emulate it and normally make it better. Except when Microsoft tries to be Apple like Office 2013 or 2016, Windows 8 Metro is also because of trying to woo the Apple users.
I don’t suffer from European envy, Chicago envy or envy of any sorts.
I had a trainset growing up, so I don’t think trolleys or trains are the answers.
Now that I aired that, let me just talk about Apple iOS and the arrogance of Apple and its leaders.
They claim the iOS doesn’t get viruses or malware due to its restrictive and security design.
They pulled all of the AV products out there in the store they claim because it is spelled right out in the developer guidelines: “Apps that read or write data outside its designated container area will be rejected”.
That translates to:
The antivirus/antimalware apps in the Apple Apps Store didn’t work because of Apples rules.
They couldn’t protect as long as they followed the rules because the apps cannot scan other apps or files rendering them useless by design. Then because of Apple’s rules for app developers, the so-called “good guys” were and are powerless.
Not even the trusted good guys like Symantec, McAfee, Sophos Trend, Malwarebytes, this list goes on and on of reputable “Good Guys” cannot make a product to detect let alone protect the iOS.
Hmm…I sure hope Apple told the bad guys that, because bad guys “ALWAYS” follow the rules and play fair. This is an equivalent to stripping guns from law-abiding citizens and letting the bad guys, criminals, buy the guns on the black market or the street.
I’m not talking about the run-of-the-mill script kiddies, I’m talking hackers.
Hackers are the bad guys leaving viruses and malware behind like roach eggs exploding and exploiting “unknown” security holes.
Less secure because we cannot check it or them. Don’t worry it is best to be and stay in the dark, that way you don’t see the bad things, they are not there. Wish them away.
So just think about this since mobile users trust the official app stores like Apples’ Store how did those products that didn’t work get in the Apps Store if Apple checks?
Does that mean either Apple isn’t checking as well as they said they were or is it possible things without their knowledge slip in?
Another “hmm” moment!
How about going to an infected website or getting something in email? Download any attachments lately? All kinds of fertile ground for hackers or those who want to infect someone’s phone.
Ok folks, show's over, nothing to see here! Move along!
Former American President Ronald Reagan said it best, ‘Trust but verify” just not with Apple. Just trust them, they have it all under control.
No Apple doesn’t have antivirus/antimalware detection/protection in it, it doesn’t need it according to them, it is imperious because Apple has setup rules you see. No they don’t have a program running on the iOS checking for rule breakers, no need. Just trust them, trust Apple. The iOS cannot be hacked or exploited right?
Don’t be a worrywart!!!
They say 85% of what we worry about never happens, right? So why worry here about that 15%?
Look at it this way – The “Bad Guy” hackers don’t and will NOT follow the rules and if you cannot check for them and shed light on them, the cockroaches will just stay hidden in the dark. They are still there, but hey, don’t worry you cannot see them and if you cannot see them by Apple’s standards they are not there. So put your head in the sand like an ostrich (yes I know ostriches really don’t bury their heads in the sand) and just click your heels together and repeat 3 times, “There’s no need to worry about viruses, malware, or hackers I have an Apple”!
The other false sense is everyone does the firmware iOS updates. I know plenty of people that just don’t do them. That tantamount to the “vaccine deniers” who believe they are protected because you and your family get the vaccine so they don’t have to and risk any of the possible bad things they feel vaccines bring or do.
Doesn’t this all sound familiar like dejavu?
Remember when Apple said the same thing about the Mac OS? No need for AV!
It is Apple’s arrogance that is getting in the way, but for me that is par-for-the-course whenever Apple is concerned. Tell me they are not the snooty, snotty, chip-on-their-shoulder we are better than X (fill in the X with whomever) company.
Oh don’t worry, Apple knows what they are doing, nothing to see here, move along, move along. Nope they are not working with the NSA don’t worry about your security or privacy, just leave it up to them. Don’t look behind the curtain, wait you cannot look, the rules say so. Just move along nothing to see or worry about. Move along!
Well I don’t and I don’t think you should either. Just the way I see it.
Or am I wrong?