Apple Says It Already Takes Steps To Protect Kids From Becoming Addicted To Smartphones
The company's defense of its practices comes after two big investors demanded it take responsibility for the public health "crisis" they say the company helped cause.
The Wall Street Journal:
Apple Defends Its Smartphone Practices For Children After Investor Critique
Apple Inc. defended its record of providing parental controls and other protections for children who use its iPhones and other devices, after a pair of prominent investors called on the tech giant to take more steps to curb the ill effects of smartphones. In a statement late Monday, Apple said that its mobile software includes extensive parental controls governing different types of content and applications, noting that it started offering some of them as early as 2008. (Mickle, 1/8)