Apple has made public a statement in which it states that in the future it will implement new features and improvements in parental control in iOS so that parents can exercise more effective supervision of the use that children make of the mobile phone.
The announcement comes in response to the open letter from Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers Pension Fund (CalSTRS), two of Apple’s biggest investors, which yesterday issued a petition to the Cupertino company to launch a plan of action to fight against the addiction of children to mobile phones.
In the document, the shareholders requested a greater commitment to the protection of minors before the new technologies, as well as the development of new options and parental control tools in iOS. Among them, they proposed the possibility of adjusting the configuration according to the age of the user, implementing time limits for the use of the screen or blocking the services of social networks.
As The Wall Street Journal picks up, Apple has responded to these announced requests that it plans to launch new features and improvements in parental control. “We think deeply about how our products are used and the impact they have on users and the people around them,” the company said in the statement. “We take this responsibility very seriously and are committed to meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations, especially when it comes to protecting children.”
At the moment, the Californian company has not given more details about the new features of parental control for iOS. The control filters for minors came to the iPhone and iPad in 2008. At present, parents can disable some functions and applications, such as Siri, FaceTime or access to the camera, limit purchases in iTunes by age and adjust the allowed content It remains to be seen what will be the news that will arrive soon.