Even Apple's Tim Cook thinks he spends too much time on his iPhone
"My simple rule is if I'm looking at the device more than I'm looking into someone's eyes, I'm doing the wrong thing," Apple's CEO says in an interview with CBS News.
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"One, I was spending more time than I thought," he said. "And even more the case, I was getting more notifications and picking up my phone more than I should."
As a result, the man responsible for the iPhone (in its latest few iterations at least) has started to use his iPhone less. "I've dialed back a whole bunch of notifications and stopped myself from being too antsy about picking up the phone," he said.
When O'Donell challenged him on this, asking if he was telling people not to use their phones as much, Cook responded by saying that iPhones were not designed to be looked at all the time. "We made the phone to make your life better," he said. "And everybody has to decide for his or herself what that means."
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Cook's developed his own code for phone use. "For me, my simple rule is if I'm looking at the device more than I'm looking into someone's eyes, I'm doing the wrong thing," he said.