Originally Posted by JoeD
How would an AV app running on iOS have helped though? There's no way for virus scanners to detect custom written exploits, the best they can do is update their scan strings and heuristics when an exploit is finally discovered. In principle, by the time they've updated their AV app, Apple would already know about and have pulled the offending app.
I totally agree, on iOS you are at the mercy of apple. I was just refuting the claim that the appstore, being curated, was safe.