Even if you don’t use an Apple device of some variety, you certainly have heard of the technology giant. Apple’s domineering presence in the industry speaks volumes about the quality of their products, and their popularly must be indicative of something.
This leads people to question the safety of Apple devices, and with the prevalence of identity theft and cybercrime, this is a necessary line of questioning. Can you trust your Apple devices? Are they safe for anyone to use? What makes them inherently safe? You can rest assured, however, that anyone using an Apple product is safe with even the least bit of experience. This experience is acquired with just a bit of use, and someone getting their first smartphone or computer will be able to figure out the right settings and features with little effort.
Here are four reasons why Apple products are among the safest technology you can use.
1. Plenty of Security Applications
Apple products have plenty of security applications and tools available to them so that the rare virus (most criminals like to go after Windows users) doesn’t get through. These security applications will do things such as scan your device for any problems and remove threats already on it. Others will hide your identity so that people can’t track you online and allow you to use dangerous public networks without any difficulty. The basic system in any Apple product will have safeguards in it as well.
The official App Store used by Apple is also closely monitored so that you can customize your device safely. There is an approval process so that dangerous programs aren’t downloaded by accident. Problematic applications on the market are removed as soon as a consensus is reached. Try to think of it like the FDA approving new drugs coming onto the market and regulating ones that are discovered to be dangerous.
2. Updates and Patches
Apple products don’t have perfect security, but no company’s products do. What should be noted here is the ability for Apple to correct its mistakes. Regular patches and updates are made available and (usually) downloaded automatically by your product. In short, this means that your device will get regular checkups and inoculation against the recent threats that pop up online. Apple does this quickly, and their technicians are usually great in getting your device what you need before you are vulnerable for too long.
Each generation of Apple Products usually only have a few variations. The number of computer models available for Windows systems is overwhelming, and thus designers have to consider all possible options when creating programs. This inevitably leads to flaws and vulnerabilities when it comes to device security. With the vast array of products and applications out there, a hole is going to be found eventually. Cybercriminals will use that to try to attack you.
Designers don’t really have to worry about such problems with Apple, as the hardware is mostly uniform for each type of product. A sixth generation iPhone is just that, and designers know exactly what they are working with. The device’s software is also designed with a singular purpose, and programmers can keep a close watch and put a good polish on it. This means fewer vulnerabilities and a quicker response time when there is an issue. This additionally dissuades hackers from trying to get in. Think about it, would a thief prefer to steal from a guarded castle rather than a normal house given the same rewards?
4. Ease of Use
There isn’t much to think about when using Apple products, as the controls or buttons are rather straightforward. Usually all it takes is a couple of taps or clicks and you get what you need started or done. Those who prefer other systems say they don’t understand, but that will be because they were raised on that another system and have grown accustomed to it. This ease of use translates to fewer mistakes made by the user, and human error is by far the main cause of online security breaches. Good habits are for the most part built into the system.
Even if you are confused, there are plenty of tutorials available online to help you. Help menus are your friend, and every consideration has been made for new users. If you have a question, it can be guaranteed that some variation of it has been asked before.
Apple products have been designed for easy use by anyone, and they are a great choice for anyone who isn’t too familiar with technology. If you know that they are safe, then you can be more confident in both your learning and your enjoyment. Thank you for reading, and may this information serve you well.
About the Author: Caroline Black is an internet security specialist working on behalf of Secure Thoughts, a website specializing in internet security for everyone. She has a great interest in Apple products and the new technology that the company puts out every year.