Apple didn’t get any Valentine’s Cards as a kid, so they take it out on us!

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Since Apple didn’t have a fun childhood (or iPhones), they have to take the fun out of ours! If it isn’t one thing it is another with this company. Now, I am a huge Apple fanboy — have been since my Dad’s Apple deuce years and years ago, 20+ years in the making to be the stuck up snob I am today…But this is just getting ridiculous. Yes, their app rejection has become a little less fascist if you will, but it seems they do more and more to stop us from living our lives the way we want to.

The latest smack to our faces is that Apple was awarded a Patent today for filtering sext messages. Yes, you heard that right! Apple can now control the text messages we send back and forth. This is just basically uber parental controls for your kids’ iSlutPhones. But really…Why not have our parents educate our children from being slutbags and teach them respect for others and not to be complete arseholes. I see 8 year old children walking around telling me to “get the F*** out of my way” whenever I set foot into a Wal-Mart. Yes, that is because I am in a Wal-Mart, but still! This kind of censorship should start with the parents, not with Apple allowing them to slack off at teaching their kids things and giving them a lazy way out.

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Anyways, I digress… Yes, Apple now has patent to keep our youth from sending certain words or groups of these words. From what I have read, the system can also be set up to check spelling, grammar and punctuation, which I guess is a great way to make sure you kid doesn’t sound like a moron to his/her friends. The system can also check for foreign language words, so it won’t allow them to send a message unless it has a certain number of words in that language.

Wow, Apple is doing whatever it can to run our lives. Their phones, computers and mp3 players are already controlling our lives. Now they are just trying to figure out new ways to plant themselves as the focal point in every day life - Good for them, haha!

So what do you think about this? Is this something you’ll implement into the phones your kids use? Or will you take responsibility for the way your child acts instead of giving Apple that control? Either way, this amazes me. This can be a good way to get your children to not use certain words on their phone. Don’t get me wrong, I think as parents we have the right to keep our kids from doing whatever they want. But Apple trying to get a patent for it? Wouldn’t some simple parental controls be enough?

Don’t get my rant as just a bash on protecting our children from seeing crap littered text on their phone, it isn’t that. I am all for morals and what not. I just think this is a cop out and an easy way for parents to ‘parent’ our children.

Source: Cult of Mac

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