What you need to know
- Craig Federighi took the stand in the Epic v. Apple trial today.
- The executive threw Mac security under the bus to argue why the iPhone was locked down.
Craig Federighi kind of just threw the Mac under the bus.
As reported by Protocol, Craig Federighi, Apple's Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, took the stand today to testify in the Epic v. Apple trial. During his testimony, Federighi argued that the lack of security on the Mac was proof that Apple's locked-down approach to the iPhone and iPad was warranted.
It's kind of insane to know that Apple's strategy to protect the App Store on the iPhone requires it to throw the Mac under the bus. Federighi's reasoning is that the iPhone, being that it contains more private information and is carried around with you, requires a higher bar of security.
Phil Schiller also recently took the stand and defended the current rules of the App Store which don't allow game streaming services like Microsoft's xCloud.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.