by Brent Dirks
January 21, 2014
Apple’s own Phil Schiller has once again taken to Twitter to criticize Android. Earlier today, the senior vice president of worldwide marketing linked to a report from Cisco.
Cisco 2014 Security Report http://t.co/rd6M6yUXnU — Philip Schiller (@pschiller) January 21, 2014The report claims that in 2013, a whopping 99 percent of all mobile malware targeted Android devices. That leaves Apple’s iOS mostly in the clear because of its “walled garden” approach. Last year, Android users also encountered 71 percent of all forms of Web-delivered malware. That’s compared to a 14 percent rate for iPhone users. While Schiller originally used his personal Twitter account to send out mundane messages, he has spent the past year stepping up attacks on Apple rivals. Almost a year ago, he linked to a similar report that stated 79 percent of mobile malware in 2012 was on Android. In October, Schiller shared an interesting report that showed how Samsung artificially inflated the benchmarks scores of its Galaxy Note 3 phablet by up to 20 percent. Schiller also made news last week when he unfollowed Nest CEO Tony Fadell after Google purchased the company for $3.2 billion in cash. Fadell was a former Apple VP and known as the “father” of the iPod. For other news today, see: Incipio’s Cashwrap Case Brings NFC Technology To The iPhone, The Best Apple 'iWatch' Concept Released To Date?, and Nintendo Doesn't Plan On Bringing Mario To Smartphones, After All.