Tony Fadell, who was instrumental to the creation of the iPod, believes Apple should tackle the issue of smartphone addiction.
Tony Fadell, second from the left, alongside Steve Jobs and other Apple executives following the original iPhone announcement in 2007 In an editorial with Wired UK, the former Senior Vice President of the iPod division said Apple can solve the problem at the software level by „empowering users to understand more about how they use their devices.“
„To do this, it should let people track their digital activity in detail and across all devices,“ said Fadell. „You should be able to see exactly how you spend your [...]
A little over one week after Apple investors urged the company to do more to protect children from smartphone addiction, a new column by The New York Times writer Farhad Manjoo has looked into potential ideas that Apple could implement in a future iOS update to curb addiction for all users, including kids.
Manjoo spoke with Tristan Harris, former design ethicist for Google and owner of Time Well Spent — an organization that works to improve technology’s impact on society — and Harris offered a few suggestions for ways Apple could help combat smartphone addiction. While Harris’s ideas are not confirmations for features coming to iOS in 2018 and [...]