Apple ID website is soon getting an update that will allow users to download all their data stored by the company, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Apple’s change comes in lieu with compliance to European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation, and is expected to be in effect in Europe from May this year, and later in other countries as well.
This latest move by Apple will not stop at the ability to download your personal data, though. According to Apple’s plans, you can also correct your personal information, disable Apple ID and even permanently delete an Apple ID. All off this is a manifestation of the philosophy Steve Jobs’ endorsed.
It’s been argued that the privacy concerns Apple stood for departed with Steve Jobs’ death, but Apple’s showdown with FBI in 2016 over the San Bernardino case proved otherwise. Recently when Tim Cook was asked at an MSNBC interview about what he would do if he were in Mark Zuckerberg’s shoes, his reply was as simple and clear as Apple’s products, ”I wouldn’t be in this situation.”
If simplicity and ease of use were not good enough reason already to switch to the Apple ecosystem, maybe transparency and privacy will change your mind.