- Nov 10, 2017
According to a report from CNBC, Craig Federighi, Apple’s head of software, believes that Macs are too susceptible to malware because macOS allows people to download and install programs from the internet.
Federighi made the remarks during the Epic Games v. Apple trial. Epic Games is currently fighting on the basis that Apple’s rules for third-party iOS apps are unfair and wants Apple to permit the installation of apps that aren’t distributed via the App Store so they can use their own in-app payments to bypass Apple’s 30% fee.
Defending Apple's tight control over iOS in court today, the firm's chief of software Craig Federighi said that macOS with its lighter controls on app installs has an unacceptable amount of malware.