Apple had good intentions. It kept everything close to the vest,
with a closed off development community and rigorous control over
applications. Apple has been brilliant at maintaining the purity
of the brand and until relatively recently, that has been enough
to provide additional protections against malicious attacks. But
the genie is out of the iBottle.
Google, on the other hand, does allow this level of collaboration.
With Android, security professionals can conduct analysis where it
matters — with operating system-level interrogation and anomaly
detection. With the Apple iOS, you can’t do that. You’re blocked
off. What is then forced is an approach that requires only looking
at the app with the AppWrapper. There is no way to develop a
guardian for the operating system, so you will never be protected.
It’s not Apple who is in trouble because iOS doesn’t allow third-party anti-virus/security software to run at the operating system level. It’s the purveyors of anti-virus/security software who are in trouble.