Apple Parental Controls: When it comes to patents in the world of technology, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is definitely one of the top dogs. It was only a few days ago that we brought you this news: Apple Inc. Wins Glass Trackpad Patent. Now, the company is at it once again.
This time around, the company has an idea for an “E-Wallet” application that offers the ability to create subsidiary accounts for others, such as children.
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Those who are interested in reading the patent in its entirety can visit this page. Although the patent is entitled “Parental Controls” it goes well beyond that.
Here is a brief rundown from AppleInsider, explaining the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) app in greater detail:
“The proposed invention shows a hypothetical application on the iPhone home screen named “E-Wallet.” The software allows users to have a primary account tied to a credit card, allowing transactions to be conducted with an iPhone.”
“The key feature of the filing are the E-Wallet subsidiary accounts. By creating one, the user can allow new users, such as children, to have access to the E-Wallet app with controlled spending limits.”
“The customizable rules would allow a parent to set, for example, a weekly or monthly allowance for their children. The application would also enable parents to decline transactions if they are over a certain amount of money.”
Talk about taking technology to the next level. Do you remember the days when your parents would hand you a couple dollars as your allowance? Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is looking for a way to change this forever.
Here is the official abstract from the patent page, giving a better idea of the overall functionality of the proposed app: