Tuesday July 05, 2016

Apple Urges Organ Donation Via New iPhone Software

Wait a minute, I thought Apple's ToS already called for end users to agree to organ donation before they could use the company's products? Ohhh, this time they want you to donate for people in need instead, I see. wink

Apple wants to encourage millions of iPhone owners to register as organ donors through a software update that will add an easy sign-up button to the health information app that comes installed on every smartphone the company makes. CEO Tim Cook says he hopes the new software will help ease a longstanding donor shortage. He told The Associated Press that the problem hit home when Apple co-founder Steve Jobs endured an "excruciating" wait for a liver transplant in 2009.