Originally published: March 5, 2013
Last updated: March 5, 2013 - 8:30pm
[Commentary] Apple really doesn't when it comes to its devices. Unlike its tablet competitors such as Kindle Fire, the iPad/iPhone doesn't offer a "kid mode."
Sure, the iDevices have the ability to turn on restrictions. Although the devices themselves are so intuitive that a child only a few months old can navigate them, these restrictions were clearly created by very bright folks who have little or no exposure to small children. Inexplicably, you have to reset the restrictions every time you click enable. In other words, if you want to turn them off for your own use, you've got to go step by step through each option all over again before passing the device back to an eager (and impatient) child.