Speaking at The New York Times ‘DealBook’ summit, the Apple CEO suggested that those who wish to sideload apps should buy Android devices. “I think people have a choice today. Buy an android phone if you want to sideload”.
Many users have criticised Apple for not allowing third-party app sideloading on the iPhone. When it comes to downloading these apps, Android devices, on the other hand, do not have that restriction. You can download an external app on Android, but not on the iPhone.
Cook also stated that allowing app sideloading would be equal to car manufacturers selling vehicles without seatbelts or airbags. The company has always been opposed to sideloading and, in fact, published a white paper in October explaining the potentially dangerous consequences of sideloading apps for users. If iOS users are given the ability to sideload other apps, as Android users do, the security and privacy of iOS may be jeopardised, Tim Cook had said earlier. He added that if Apple was forced to allow it, it might not be in the best interests of the user.