1. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Tim Cook Talks iPhone Security, His Favorite New Features, and Deleting Stock iOS Apps - Mac Rumors

    Saw this and thought it was quite interesting.

    Of course, it's only a rumour at the moment but if Apple do allow folks to remove some pre-installed apps, I would be very happy.

    There are a few apps I don't think have opened for years and years. The last time I opened the Stocks app was probably just after I got my first iPhone back in 2007. I honestly haven't opened it, except by accident, since then. Being able to remove it would be useful.

    For those that say "just put them in a folder and forget about them", yes, I currently have a folder with all the apps I will never use in and whilst they are out of sight and therefore out of mind, I would prefer them to just not be there at all. I know a lot of others echo this sentiment too.

    iOS 9 brings in a few more pre-installed apps like Find Friends, which I don't give a tinker's cuss about, nor Game Centre or the Tips app. Being able to remove them would be a useful feature.

    My Samsung Note 3 had 32 apps I couldn't remove, including a number of apps that completely duplicated other pre-installed and irremovable apps. One of the many reasons why I left Android.
    09-15-2015 02:13 PM
  2. Septembersrain's Avatar
    Saw this earlier on Engadget. This would be a great move forward in giving users more control over their storage space limitations.


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    09-15-2015 02:46 PM
  3. Septembersrain's Avatar

    My Samsung Note 3 had 32 apps I couldn't remove, including a number of apps that completely duplicated other pre-installed and irremovable apps. One of the many reasons why I left Android.
    This is why my Androids are always rooted and ROM'd. I can't complain, customizing a device like that is actually incredibly fun for me!

    As Android seems to be moving more into a sandbox, Apple is moving out of it. Getting weirder by the day.



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    09-15-2015 02:49 PM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I'm surprised this hasn't already been implemented...I never use that stock app (and I have Apple stock, go figure), the native weather app never gets touched, Tips...they'd all be gone. This seems more like a common sense thing than what seems like a "gift" to the consumer.
    Highrisedrifter and mumfoau like this.
    09-15-2015 03:03 PM

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