Is mood tracking feature in Apple iOS 17 a privacy concern

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Apple Inc’s released products are known for their progressive innovation, and the best example to prove it is the invention of a glass-driven touch screen that was first introduced to the world via the first iPhone in-series and is now a part of every electronic appliance in today’s world.

As expected, the next version of iOS 17, which might be unveiled in about a couple of months or so, is also expected to have mind-blowing features, and leaks suggest that it will include a feature that can detect the mood of the user through their texting and determine if the user is feeling down.

Other rumors include quality improvements in the software, a software feature that will be compatible with Apple’s new virtual reality headset, a journaling app, lock screen customization, and Siri changes.

Privacy analysts suggest that more technological innovations can do more harm than good as it depends on the mind that is using it. For instance, if the phone device can detect the mood of the user, it can be easily hacked, and the user’s mind can easily be manipulated.

Meaning, these are just anticipations that can go rogue if the mind of the hacker goes the other way round and starts planning nasty things for the user/victim.

The other rumor that is being discussed on Reddit and other platforms is Apple’s decision to allow sideloading on its upcoming phone models. Sideloading is nothing but allowing users to load apps from other sources, other than its sole App Store.

Currently, these are just speculations, but the truth will soon be out after June 7th at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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