At Google I/O 2018, Google unveiled more details about Android P, its next major Android operating system. One of the areas that Google is focusing on is something called “digital wellness” which aims to help users spend their time on their mobile devices in a more healthy manner, basically trying to curb smartphone addiction.
We’ve also seen some signs that Instagram could be introducing something similar, along with YouTube. This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that Apple could be looking to do the same as well, at least according to a report from Bloomberg whose latest report rounds up what we might be able to expect at Apple’s WWDC 2018 which takes place later this month.
According to the report, one of the things that Apple is expected to focus on is something they’re calling Digital Health. This isn’t to be confused with health tracking or digital medical records, but it will be focused on helping users better monitor how they spend their time on their devices. This is actually not the first time we’re hearing about concerns of smartphone addiction.
Earlier this year Apple investors Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System criticized how addictive Apple’s products are. Apple responded by saying that they would be adding more robust parental controls in the future, which now we learn could possibly be revealed at WWDC 2018.