The new Guided Access feature limits an iOS device to one app by disabling the Home button, and restricting touch input to select areas of the screen. It's designed for teachers and parents to help students with certain disabilities, such as autism, to stay focused.
Some industry watchers, however, believe the app-lockdown capability may gain popularity in other markets as well. Gartner and IDC analysts, for instance, believe the feature has potential in the healthcare, retail, restaurant, and security industries as a way to restrict users to specific tasks.
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