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.

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.

Stephen Rider

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3 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.

  3. Bill Hopkins says:

    I appreciate the info.

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