Apple says that they are releasing their new feature and software update iOS parental controls in the pipeline to help parents control their children’s use of iPhone devices. This was in response to a pair of Apple shareholders who wrote an open letter last week that iPhone needs to take charge as a growing public health crisis, as young people being addicted to their smartphone.
Apple released a statement said, “We have new features and enhancements planned for the future, to add functionality and make those tools even more robust.” They also stressed that they take the issue more seriously.
“We think deeply about how our products are used and the impact they have on users and the people around them. We take this responsibility very seriously and we are committed to meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations, especially when it comes to protecting kids.”
They also pointed that there were existing parental controls that are built-in into iOS that can help parents moderate their children’s app, websites, movies, songs and books. The said tool can also be used to restrict cellular data, password settings and other features.
Apple notes that children who can download or have access online can be blocked or restricted using the parental controls, there has been implemented way back in 2008.
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