He specifies that he continued « to talk with people », but the same is not true for many users « who spend their time in front of their screen, while we were talking to them! ». In one very mediately correct speech, he wants theiPhone be well used. « It destroys families or all of society. People have to take back control. We must fight together to fight the beast ».
For those who follow Apple news, these words are hardly new since the engineer has been most critical in recent years on the time spent on the screen and parental control (see in particular here). Already in 2018, the former SVP of the iPod Division called on Cupertino to find a way to fight against addiction toiPhone. He was asking tech companies (Apple in particular) to find ways to make it happen.