An open letter to Apple about iOS and hardware access

On my computer I use an app called f.lux that alters the shading of my screen depending on the time of day. I can’t exaggerate how important this app has become for me — it seems so minor but it’s changed my life. I literally sleep better because I’m not seeing the harsh blue glare in the evening. http://justgetflux.com/

PLEASE allow developers to have this kind of control over the screen on iOS devices. I’m seriously considering jailbreaking my devices just for this one app — and if you knew me you’d understand that I REALLY hate the idea of jailbreaking. I would love to see it in the App Store, and they say they’d love to make it — but Apple doesn’t allow it.

Sincerely, 
Stephen Rider

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2 Responses to An open letter to Apple about iOS and hardware access

  1. Stephen R says:

    Interesting. iOS 9.3 came out, and has a new similar feature called “Night Shift”. Not as flexible as f.lux, but a good solid step in the right direction.

    Works well on my iPad Mini. Sadly it doesn’t work on my iPhone 5.

  2. Varun says:

    Hi Stephen,
    Thanks for the information.

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