Apple should address youth phone addiction, say two large investors

Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 08/01/2018 20:08

Apple Inc shareholders Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System are urging the smartphone maker to take steps to address what they say is a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple’s iPhones, Jana partner Charles Penner said.

Jana, a leading activist shareholder, and CalSTRS, one of the nation’s largest public pension plans, delivered a letter to Apple on Saturday asking the company to consider developing software that would allow parents to limit children’s phone use, the Wall Street Journal reported earlier on Sunday.
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-apple-shareholders-children/apple-should-address-youth-phone-addiction-say-two-large-investors-idUKKBN1EW0WU

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