Speaking about Apple’s upcoming deprecation of iOS’ UDID (the mechanism by which applications can identify
devices (I was wrong about that) uniquely), John Gruber has this to say:
My guess: Apple is doing this so they can further promote iOS as a secure and privacy-protecting platform.
Translation: All the versions of iOS released up until today are not secure and don’t protect privacy.
Gruber then can’t help some drive-by bashing:
What are the odds that Google would ever block Android developers from accessing unique device IDs?
100%, since Android has never allowed such unique user identification. Since version 1.0.