Does Apple care about your technology addiction?
The company is testing new health features
Do you ever get the sneaking suspicion that you are too attached to your iPhone? You are not alone, and now Apple is trying to do something about it. At the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), the technology giant is set to roll out a new set of features that will monitor your cell phone use.
Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman announced the Apple has a "Digital Health initiative," which will have "a series of tools to help users monitor how much time they spend on their devices and inside of certain applications."
This comes at a time when other tech companies, social media platforms, and app designers are creating measures to help people understand technology addiction and time management.
Tony Fadell, an Apple executive who worked on the original iPhone, told Bloomberg, “We need to have tools and data to allow us to understand how we consume digital media,” he said. “We need to get finer-grain language and start to understand that an iPhone is just a refrigerator, it’s not the addiction.”
Regardless of possible features or apps, overcoming and understanding digital dependence is a personal decision. Will you confront your digital health head on? Or continue to bask in the blue light?
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