The iOS will gain new features soon to allow parents to control better the use of the smartphone for their children. Apple has confirmed the information to Bloomberg on Tuesday (9), in response to a public letter sent by two groups of investors.
On Saturday (6), the groups Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System published a letter asking that Apple develop new ways to restrict access to the smartphone for kids. The investors, which together holds approximately US$ 2 billion in company stock, also demanded that Apple would study the effects of the intense use of mobile phones for mental health.
In response, Apple states that “always looked to the children, and we work hard to create powerful products that inspire, entertain and educate the children, including helping parents to protect them on the internet”.
Without revealing details, the company says: “We have new features and improvements planned for the future, to add features and make these tools even more robust”.
The iOS already has the basic features of parental control, such as blocking of applications, music, books, and videos with adult content. In addition, there is a feature that prevents the purchase of content in the App Store for a child, except if authorized by a responsible person.