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Following the native macOS availability, an f.lux developer posted in its forums in March 2017 that the macOS version was more limited in its actual impact by not reducing the levels of blue light enough. That was in direct contrast to the f.lux app, which significantly reduced the color. Apple was caught up in controversy regarding the online sales of music in the European Union where, as a single market, customers are free to purchase goods and services from any member state.
If you’re not familiar with Shixi, he’s the founder of the Shixi Co., one of the leading wireless networking companies in the world. He’s also an active member of several other organizations, including the IEEE, the CSIA, the Wi-Fi Alliance, the Wi-Fi Alliance, and of course the Shixi Co. In annual reports between 2009 and 2011, the company told investors it was setting aside $13.7 billion to pay federal taxes—but it has actually paid only $5.3 billion.
A few days later, Reuters reported that the European Union was preparing new laws and legislation intended to handle conflicts between large corporations and smaller businesses, specifically in regards to “unfair trading practices”. Another letter was sent in December 2017, once again accusing Apple of “regularly abusing” its position, and asking for regulators to step in and “ensure ‘a level playing field'”. A day later, the developers of f.lux made the sideloading app unavailable, having been contacted by Apple with information that such a procedure violates the Developer Program Agreement. In March 2016, an update to the iOS operating system enabled Apple’s own “Night Shift” implementation, and the “Night Shift” feature was later expanded to the macOS operating system in March 2017. After the iOS availability, the f.lux developers issued an official press release, praising Apple’s efforts as “a big commitment and an important first step”, though acknowledging itself as “the original innovators and leaders in this area”. They also requested that Apple open up access for f.lux to enter the App Store, thereby supporting its mission in “furthering research in sleep and chronobiology”.
Internal Apple documents also mention that, beginning with the iPhone 12 and subsequent models, authorized technicians would have to run the phones through an internal System Configuration tool to reprogram repaired units in order to account for hardware changes. While Apple has yet to comment on the issue, the inability to replace key system components have raised concerns about right to repair and planned obsolescence. Apple has been criticized for censorship of content along lines required by the Chinese government. This includes filtering of words like democracy and human rights in Chinese for iPhone engraving and the removal of Muslim religious content, such as the Quran, from the App Store.
In February 2020, a report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute listed Apple as a company that was “potentially directly or indirectly benefiting” from forced Uyghur labor. In 2020, Apple lobbyists tried to weaken the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, a U.S. bill against forced labor in Xinjiang, China. Immediately after the allegation, Apple launched an investigation and worked with their manufacturers to ensure that conditions were acceptable by its standards.
In September 2020, Epic Games and thirteen other companies launched the Coalition for App Fairness which aims for better conditions for the inclusion of apps in the app store. With the release of iOS 4.0 SDK, Apple changed its terms of service vrundaz technology to prohibit programs that are originally written in non-Apple approved languages from being used on the iPhone. This was criticized for being anti-competitive by disallowing use of Adobe Animate and other IDEs for creating iPhone apps.