Apple Says Only the iPad Is Malware-Free

Other platforms pose “availability issues, developer frustration, and security risks”

Apple’s new effort to reignite interest in its tablet computers, “Why You’ll Love iPad,” comes with a few interesting bullet points. One of those is security, and Apple says only the iPad is malware-free at the moment.

The reason is, of course, the iTunes App Store. Curated by Apple’s own reviewers, the venue is home to over 300,000 applications, all specifically tailored for iPads, both big and small.

According to the Cupertino-based technology giant, all apps are “reviewed by Apple to guard against malware,” which means that not a single title in the App Store is able to carry a virus or a trojan onto your iDevice.

“Other mobile platforms have a myriad of fragmented store options, resulting in availability issues, developer frustration, and security risks,” Apple adds.

Those “other” platforms are mainly Android-powered devices. Because the hardware and the software comes together from numerous different parties, Android-powered tablets and the smartphones are not as airtight as Apple’s iOS devices.

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