If you have an Android phone, you’ve seen all the access apps want to our phones from control of our hardware to access to our contact list. It begins to wonder how much information about you and your phone is sitting on a server somewhere.
SecureState told me iPhone apps don’t ask for the permissions because iPhone allows limited access to system areas and doesn’t allow reading or writing to other applications. The default permissions are pre-defined so you are not prompted.
If you don’t like all the access the app wants, you can’t download it. It’s all or nothing, so what’s the risk and what do these permissions really mean?