It is believed that old fruit fans should know Tony Fadellman, who was a senior vice president of Apple's iPod division from 2006 to 2008 and led the R & D design of iPod, so he was called the "father of iPod".Of course, he was also involved in the development of iPhone.Recently, he thought Apple should solve the problem of smartphone addiction.
Tony Fadell, the father of the iPod, reportedly wrote an editorial in the UK magazine Wired UK about Apple's next step that Apple should address users' addiction to smartphones.He said Apple could open up some of its software privileges to users and solve the problem by "giving users a more detailed idea of how they are using the device."
Fader said: "In order to achieve (solve addiction) this point, Apple should allow users to track their digital activities in detail on all devices." He added, "As a user, you should be able to know exactly what you used to spend. What time does. And if the user wants, then they will be able to adjust their behavior accordingly."
Fader said that this solution is essentially like a "digital ruler" for monitoring the time spent on applications, web browsing and other tasks. Because digital life also requires a "ruler", all digital data should be able to record historical activities like a calendar, and be instantiated like credit card bills, so that users can easily see themselves browsing articles, Check the time spent on the email.
He concludes, “This program is actually a bit like a health app that can track user’s steps, heart rate, and sleep quality.”
In addition, Fadel hopes that Apple can allow users to set their devices to "listen-only" or "read-only" mode, which is different from Apple's existing DND mode, because this mode can make the iPhone locked, and then Unlocked to enable. He believes that Apple is "especially good at solving this problem" and that it is not difficult to implement these functions.
To be honest, Apple seems to have begun to work hard to solve the "addictive" problem, because Apple is developing "parental control" features similar to Fadl. Earlier news from Bloomberg said that iOS 12 will "provide parents with some new features to better monitor the length of time children use the application and the total time they have to open the screen."
Not only that, in January this year, Apple confirmed that due to pressure from investors, the company is developing “more powerful” parental control functions because investors are asking for more measures to control smart phones, such as restricting the use of mobile phones and improving monitoring. Capabilities and other features, and these new control features may also be extended to the Mac and other devices.
Apple said in a statement, "We have conducted in-depth thinking on the use of products and their impact on users and people around them. We value this responsibility very much, and we are committed to meeting and exceeding consumer expectations, especially in terms of protection. In terms of children, the company is constantly looking for ways to upgrade its equipment and plans to introduce new features to make our tools for parents more powerful."
It is unclear what specific features Apple plans to introduce to strengthen parental control, but what it does seems to be consistent with Fadl’s point of view.