Parents of teens can block Apple products from accessing their children’s social media accounts, according to an ESPN story published Sunday.
The story says that parents can block the devices for up to 30 days from the teens accounts and for up, and a year from their kids accounts.
The restrictions are not permanent, but they do not appear to be enforceable, according a source familiar with the situation.
The source told ESPN the restrictions could not be enforced on devices manufactured in China, but could not comment on specific models.
Apple is the largest supplier of iPhones in the world, and the company has been at the forefront of the fight against hacking.
A source familiar to the situation told ESPN that parents would have to first sign a form before they could block devices on their kids social media pages.
This source also said that parents could block their kids from accessing certain Apple services, including iMessage, FaceTime and Instagram.
As of Monday morning, more than 3 million iPhone devices had been blocked from accessing the apps, according the ESPN report.
An Apple spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The source familiar the situation said the restrictions do not apply to iPhones that are being used by teens.
The source said the iPhone restrictions have been in place since at least November, but that they had not been enforced.
Apple has been among the companies leading the fight in the United States against hackers who target its products, with the company’s products including iPhone, iPad, Mac, and iPod all being targeted by hackers in the past.
Apple said in a statement to the ESPN story that it is committed to fighting this threat, and that the company would continue to cooperate with law enforcement agencies in their investigations.
The move is another sign that Apple is becoming more involved in the fight.
In January, the company announced that it had begun blocking certain Apple devices from accessing apps in China after it learned that Chinese hackers were using its products to launch ransomware attacks.
Apple’s push into China has been a priority for the company in the years ahead.
Last year, Apple began selling an iPhone 6 and an iPad Pro in China and China, respectively, in a move that has also raised questions about the company using Chinese government-issued licenses to manufacture its products.
Apple also began selling a range of new iPhones in China in January, including the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6s Plus.
In February, Apple announced plans to expand its cooperation with the People’s Republic of China, with a new partnership with the government that will enable the company to sell iPhones in more countries around the world.