Apple's iOS 15 To Have Enhanced Privacy: Tim Cook

Apple's iOS 15 To Have Enhanced Privacy: Tim Cook

Apple stated on Monday that it is increasing privacy and expanding features in new iPhone operating software expected to be released this year.

The Silicon Valley technology giant started its annual developers' conference by adding improvements to its features including security, privacy, and interoperability of its devices, even the company is on the hit list for its tight control of its App Store.

"This amazing software will be available to all of our users this year fall season," stated Apple CEO Tim Cook during the Worldwide Developers Conference opening presentation.

"I am really excited for these new releases our products will be even more powerful and more capable by this."

iOS 15, the next version of iPhone operating software, will have improved privacy features such as overviews of how apps access location, smartphone, contacts cameras, or microphones.

"We don´t think you should make a deal between great features and privacy," stated Craig Federighi, Apple senior vice president of software engineering.

In the current version of its mobile operating system, Apple added warnings on "tracking", to the displeasure of app-makers like Facebook that claimed it would weaken the targeting of ads that support free online content.

The update comes as Apple is being challenged on several fronts in its app’s control of its ecosystem.

‘Epic Games’ the Fortnite maker has blamed Apple in a lawsuit for having control power with its App Store that works as the only gateway onto iPhones or iPads.

Apple started up Fortnite from its App Store last when Epic lost agreed-upon revenue sharing with the iPhone maker.

On Monday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who considered Apple as a rival, released that creators will keep on paying nothing to host paid or subscription events at the leading social network till 2023.

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"And when a revenue share will be introduced by us, it will be less than the 30 percent that Apple and others take," stated Zuckerberg in a post on his Facebook page.