A father whose son was killed by a driver texting on his iPhone blamed Apple for its failure to implement a lockout system, but a judge wasn’t convinced the company was a factor in the incident. The case was partly dismissed based on another, similar lawsuit arguing Apple was responsible for distracted driving accidents, which was deemed unreasonable. Apple has the ability to outfit its iPhones with a lock-out device that would disable the smartphone while being used by motorists. In fact, it has had this technology since 2008, and was granted a patent on it by the US Patent and Trademark Office in 2014. Yet, fearful that such a device would cause it to lose valuable market share, Apple refuses to employ the technology, choosing instead to allow the massive carnage to occur.