Free Software Foundation Gives New iPhones The Bargepole Treatment

Dave Neal | The Inquirer | September 12, 2013

THE UNCOMPROMISING Free Software Foundation (FSF) looks unlikely to adopt the latest Apple iPhones and roll them out across its organisation.

Apple launched the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S this week. Whatever they promise users has not impressed the FSF, which said that it wanted nothing to do with the walled-garden handsets.

FSF executive director John Sullivan said that the hardware, which includes a fingerprint scanner called Touch ID, is coming out at a time when people are particularly concerned about privacy. He suggested that these two things do not match up together well.