Conan O’Brien enjoys poking fun at Apple, and the new iOS 12 features designed to tackle iPhone addiction were his latest target …


Apple announced three new measures designed to help limit the amount of time we spend using our phones:

  • Screen Time, to measure phone usage time, and optionally allow user- or parent-set limits
  • Do Not Disturb at Bedtime, which winds down notifications at night
  • Grouped notifications, a much-requested feature to keep notifications under control

The Conan video imagines Apple’s efforts being based on hardware rather than software, offering an iPhone Basic model with no screen.

The late-night talk show host has previously satirized Siri (more than once), Bendgate, AirPods and Samsung’s copying of Apple products – along with Face ID, though that one was making fun of stupid questions about the feature.

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