Back in 2007, Apple’s new entry to the smartphone market was one of the least secure operating systems on the market. Although it had been based on their desktop/laptop operating system, they managed to lose much of their security focus. Fast forward 4 years and things are much different.
Apple’s newest iPad/iPhone Operating System (iOS 5) is now heralded as the most secure operating system on the market. Apple’s tight control over applications which can run on the device (through its App Store) provide an ability to review every bit of potentially malicious code which may run on the device. That coupled with the fact that you can’t run anything which hasn’t been Apple-Blessed (& “Apple taxed”) ensures a smooth experience for anyone choosing to use their iOS operating system.
- iOS has 10x more security holes than Android, but it’s still safer says Symantec (geek.com)
- HP: TouchPad’s WebOS Threatens Android, Apple iOS (fastcompany.com)
- iOS 5 (dkt9.wordpress.com)