The good news for parents who got a bit concerned after reading that letter is that Apple has since responded. In a statement published by The Wall Street Journal (via 9to5Mac), it seems that Apple is looking into the matter. “We think deeply about how our products are used and the impact they have on users and the people around them.”
“We take this responsibility very seriously and we are committed to meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations, especially when it comes to protecting kids.” The company also pointed out how pretty much everything on iOS can be blocked by parents already, and how they’ve started to implement parental controls as early as 2008.
Such controls include disabling features like Siri or FaceTime, or preventing their kids from making in-app purchases (which was a huge problem when parents received massive credit card bills). It is unclear as to what Apple could do in the future to improve on it, so we guess we’ll have to wait and see.