The recent past has witnessed Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) face much criticism in line with the addictive nature of a wide range its devices. If all moves according to plan, in the coming week the company intends to launch software which will help the various addicted persons deal with the iPhone habit.
The iPhone company has settled on Monday as the day it conducts its Worldwide Developers Conference. It will be taking place in San Jose and it intends to unveil its software strategy for the coming year as well as disclose more regarding its future hardware ambitions.
The initiative dubbed Digital Health is what the company’s engineers have been embarking on recently. It is fundamentally a set of tools that will play significant role assisting the various users monitor the amount of time that they will be spending on their devices and also inside specific applications.
The iOS 12 according to a person well conversant with the matter is the name of refreshed mobile operating system of Apple.
A former senior Apple executive who worked on the original iPhone and iPod Tony Fadell while addressing a number of journalists outlined that in order to be able to consume digital media appropriately they would be requiring the appropriate data and tools as well.
At the start of this year, Apple investors California State Teachers’ Retirement System and Jana Partners LLC directed much criticism at the addictive nature of the devices.
The Cupertino, California-based technology guru answered by outlining that it had plans underway to add stronger parental controls which it was confident would help monitor the uses of its wide range of products.
The passage of time has witnessed the escalation of concerns about smartphone addiction eventually shaking most of the large companies. However, Apple doesn’t seem so much tensed.
The company has been manufacturing its own money selling hardware and it continues hoping that the Digital Health software upgrades will most probably offer its large user base the reason to keep buying the latest devices it produces.
Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google also had its own developer conference in May. It unveiled its latest Dashboard for Android phones that made it possible for the various users to monitor the time they spent on apps and reminded them to take breaks.