It's probably for marketing or CYA nonsense, but they failed. If they were smart they would have marketed it as "Pregnancy Mode". Enabling this mode will increase the chances of having a boy. In China I think this would be a genius marketing scheme.
At my school for my undergrad and grad programs we used a various set of IDEs and OSes. The only time we needed to be locked into a vendor for dev tools was when the class was targeted at that. A large % of the time we could use whatever worked for us.
.... selling a book! Also, I am not sure why she feels the need to say she had a phone next to her and that gave her a tilted look into data she was seeing deleted. I just saved a bunch of money by switching to Geico.