Ap­ple, kids, and iphone ad­dic­tion: Parental con­trols in IOS are long over­due

The promised “new fea­tures and en­hance­ments” might be too lit­tle, too late.

Macworld (USA) - - Ioscentral - BY MICHAEL SI­MON

If there’s any­one who loves our iphones more than we do, it’s our kids. Whether it’s an ipod touch, ipad mini, or a hand-me-down iphone 5s, a whole gen­er­a­tion of chil­dren are grow­ing up with Ap­ple’s mo­bile de­vices, giv­ing them a whole new set of risks and dan­gers to nav­i­gate.

But while Ap­ple has done an ad­mirable job keep­ing the App Store safe and apps en­gag­ing for kids, it hasn’t done much to pro­tect them from the ef­fects of the de­vice it­self. Last week, an in­flu­en­tial group of Ap­ple in­vestors pub­lished an open let­ter ( go.mac­world.com/opnl) to Ap­ple ti­tled, “Think Dif­fer­ently About Kids”

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