Re: Heavy on doom and sensation, light on detail
Oh give over. I've been listening to people like you making dire warnings about Apple "becoming" a target for many years now. You know what? Apple has always been a target. Certainly since the first iPhone launched, they've had a significant user base which is extremely attractive to the malware vendors. The question is not whether they are being targeted but how many of these attacks are actually effective or on target, and the truth you need to accept is precious few.
Like it or not, this "attack" is just another case of Apple's defences working perfectly, for the vast majority of users. As soon as you read between the shouty headlines and smug panic mongering, the truth of the matter is quite apparent - unless you deliberately and knowingly chose to install software from outside the App Store, your phone is perfectly safe. Nothing has been bypassed here, there is no exploit, no weakness in iOS, the only problem is users being tricked into doing something stupid. The only possible "fix" for that, making it harder for them to do that stupid thing, has already been enacted in iOS 9 - an update which, in stark contrast to other mobile platforms, has already been pushed directly to those same users.
But it's ok, you keep on bleating about every tabloid headline you read, ignore the crucial facts in these stories, and then call the other guys sheep...