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Apple may allow you to delete pre-loaded iOS apps in the future

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 16 Sep 2015 10:53 User comments (2)

Apple may allow you to delete pre-loaded iOS apps in the future During a recent interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook was asked whether consumers would ever be able to delete pre-loaded apps from their iOS devices, like 'Podcasts' or 'Stocks.'
Cook surprisingly said the company is working on it, but that it is actually pretty complex. "There are some apps that are linked to something else on the iPhone," Cook said. "If they were to be removed they might cause issues elsewhere on the phone. There are other apps that aren't like that. So over time, I think with the ones that aren't like that, we'll figure out a way," he concluded.

The CEO was not able to give a timeline, but it was nice to see that they are working on it.

While many people use pre-loaded apps like Maps and Weather, there are plenty of people who have never looked at the Stocks apps, or don't have an Apple Watch (for example) and would prefer the homescreen space instead.


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2 user comments

119.9.2015 20:40

What's wrong with making a folder called "trash apps" and dragging all of the preloaded garbage in it and sticking it 3 or 4 pages away from the wanted apps? That is what I have done and it works great. I mostly even forget about the folder once I have placed it.

221.9.2015 10:47

I don't think it's the point of screen space, it's more a point of taking up storage space that could be used for something else.

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