The company is fully justified.
In 2014, U.S. accident occurred, which killed a five year old girl. The driver for which the accident happened, was driving, talking on FaceTime on your iPhone. In 2017, the dead girl’s parents filed for Apple to court. Today, more than a year after the filing of the lawsuit Apple has been found not guilty.
The dead girl’s parents accused Apple in that part of the blame lies with the company. According to them, the iPhone has not been implemented a function that would be responsible for blocking FaceTime while driving a car.
The court considered the claim. After reviewing the case, the judge ruled that Apple is not responsible for the actions of users of their devices, in connection with which the company was declared innocent. As for the hit girl of the driver, he still has not received any punishment. The reason is that law enforcement agencies still are unable to get access to his iPhone to study. The culprit faces up to 20 years in prison.
It is noteworthy that in 2014, Apple already had a patent describing the function of blocking all the distracting notifications from your iPhone while driving. However, the function “do Not disturb the driver” appeared only in iOS 11 in 2017. Interestingly, according to statistics, after the appearance of the number of accidents in the U.S. slightly, but still decreased.