Comment: Apple’s rant against app sideloading on iOS contradicts itself thanks to macOS

By Filipe Espósito

November 4, 2021

Apple has been facing a huge battle with developers recently, as the company is accused of forcing strict rules on the App Store — the only way to deliver apps to iPhone and iPad users.

While the company argues that app sideloading is a bad thing because it helps cybercriminals, macOS has always been based on having third-party apps installed from anywhere. So what is the problem?

Unsurprisingly, he compared the iPhone and iOS ecosystem with Android as a way of saying that Apple’s devices are more secure and less vulnerable.

Of course, the whole idea of Federighi’s speech argues in favor of the App Store guidelines, which have been widely criticized by multiple developers and companies.