What you need to know
- Craig Federighi sat down with Fast Company to talk about privacy after his WWDC keynote.
- The executive talked about Apple's vision for privacy going forward.
- He also touched on some of the new features in iOS 14.
Craig Federighi talked a lot about new privacy features across all of Apple's software updates this year. To bring some context to what he and Apple are thinking about when they build these features, the executive sat down (virtually) with Fast Company to talk about what was just announced.
Federighi started off by saying that one of Apple's greatest contributions to humanity will be their ability to show that great user experiences don't have to come at the cost of privacy.
One of the new privacy features in iOS notifies users if an app is accessing the camera or the microphone. Federighi says that he has received many emails from customers worried that an app was watching or hearing them, and while that is not the case, he says that the feature exists to provide extra assurance of that fact.
Federighi says that Apple, as a company, strives to obtain as little information about their customers as possible. Without the data existing in the first place, Federighi says, the data can't be compromised.
You can read the full interview at Fast Company.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.