The public opinion in the United States has been very concerned about the problem of cell phone addiction recently. Even Apple is under pressure to commit to adding new parental control features in iOS 12 to prevent the addiction of young cell phones. But the population is obviously not satisfied, and last week Stanford University students organized a protest rally calling for Apple to be responsible for cell phone addiction among adolescents and adults.
Stanford University as the world's top 5 elite, the voice of the students is obviously very important, we see what they say. At a protest at the Apple Store door, they said there was nothing Apple could do to prevent users from picking up their phones time after time and checking back and forth across applications. According to Common Sense Media survey data, 69% of adults check cell phones unconsciously every hour, and 50% of adolescents admit to becoming addicted to cell phones.
The student body said that although the application of the phone is the main reason everyone is addicted to the iPhone itself is not, but if Apple really for the user to consider, it should provide anti-addiction settings from the hardware and system level, they believe that Apple has Adequate ability to accomplish this function. For example, the establishment of "anti-God mode" so that the iPhone can only use the basic functions of the call for a period of time, or third-party applications to start the time limit.
At the same time, students also believe that the business model of mobile phone manufacturers should not rely on the "addictiveness" of mobile phones. And Apple's developers of new features will not be disappointing, such as face recognition, although other vendors are doing, but only Apple launched Face ID before setting a benchmark. If Apple first came out to provide quality anti-addictive mode, then other manufacturers will follow up.
In fact, Apple also attaches great importance to this issue, in addition to the "parental control" feature we now have, Apple is also looking for ways to reduce user time. Jony Ive, Apple's chief designer, also believes that if a technology is being used by users and can not be put down, it is an abuse. Apple introduced Apple Watch in fact to reduce the frequency of using the iPhone because it can replace the first message Phone, time and other functions.
However, in the future, Apple still needs to find a balance in all product and user life. When we are surrounded by various devices, tools and interactive operations, all modern technology products are struggling. For example, TVs and computers exist Addiction problems, not to mention iPhone.