1. KY_Tom's Avatar
    I'm on the list, got a tracking number & am waiting to play. After having been with VZW since they started & having a variety of phones, I have come to expect that VZW will load our new phones up with various pay-for-use bloatware - or worse, disable certain hardware features.

    Does anyone have any insight into this? On the iPhone, can your remove unwanted/unused vendor supplied apps without being jailbroke? If you do remove unused apps, does this 'break' OTA upgrades?

    TIA - Tom
    02-04-2011 07:33 PM
  2. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    Apple SPECIFICALLY prohibited VZW from putting any crap on it.
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    02-04-2011 07:34 PM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    Does anyone have any insight into this? On the iPhone, can your remove unwanted/unused vendor supplied apps without being jailbroke? If you do remove unused apps, does this 'break' OTA upgrades?

    TIA - Tom
    The only software that comes on an iPhone is from Apple. There is no Verizon pre-installed software of any kind.
    02-04-2011 07:35 PM
  4. iSRS's Avatar
    But don't feel left out! You'll be able to get their media app and vz navigator in the app store!!!!

    Yippee!!!!

    </sarcasm>
    02-04-2011 07:36 PM
  5. stockandroidguy's Avatar
    This is one of the biggest reasons why i chose this phone over any android phone. No VZW bloatware at all on the phone. If you like certain apps from verizon you can download them from itunes
    02-04-2011 07:38 PM
  6. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    You can download verizon apps like VZNav, myverizon and vcast but these things will not be placed on the phone where you can't remove them. This is Apple here.
    02-04-2011 07:57 PM
  7. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    this is a huge reason i went with the iphone i hated having to root to get rid of the bloatware
    02-04-2011 08:25 PM
  8. jaycee2007's Avatar
    The only software that comes on an iPhone is from Apple. There is no Verizon pre-installed software of any kind.
    Thank God!!!!!
    02-04-2011 08:52 PM
  9. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    The only VZW bloatware on the iPhone will be the bloatware you install your self.
    02-04-2011 09:54 PM
  10. jeff1974w's Avatar
    Thank god no vzw bloatware!
    One of my reasons for ditching the droid X
    02-04-2011 09:59 PM
  11. ChrisGonzales90's Avatar
    Jobs will go all mental if he found out his precous iPhone had Vcast installed

    though he goes mental when the kids at Gizmodo steal his prototypes and when people jailbreak. Hell, we caused his heath problems

    though there are apps on the iPhone (mail, stocks, weather etc) that are there if you like them or not. No way to remove them
    02-04-2011 10:36 PM
  12. Entertainment72's Avatar
    Apple SPECIFICALLY prohibited VZW from putting any crap on it.
    !!! +a million!
    02-04-2011 10:38 PM
  13. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    !!! +a million!
    Totally. Why do companies INSIST on putting crap on their products that no one likes simply to say that you did it?

    When I buy Hard Drives (external) I format them right off the bat because usually them have some sort of "SmartWare" junk on there. Nobody wants that and Apple understands that.
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    02-04-2011 10:42 PM
  14. S.meezy#CB's Avatar
    Totally. Why do companies INSIST on putting crap on their products that no one likes simply to say that you did it?

    When I buy Hard Drives (external) I format them right off the bat because usually them have some sort of "SmartWare" junk on there. Nobody wants that and Apple understands that.
    stocks :-\
    02-05-2011 02:11 AM
  15. j7469's Avatar
    this is a huge reason i went with the iphone i hated having to root to get rid of the bloatware
    That and now my phone doesn't look like a giant billboard for Google, Verizon, Motorola, the US post office (oh that's not on there yet)
    02-05-2011 01:53 PM
  16. Fausty82's Avatar
    I'm on the list, got a tracking number & am waiting to play. After having been with VZW since they started & having a variety of phones, I have come to expect that VZW will load our new phones up with various pay-for-use bloatware - or worse, disable certain hardware features.

    Does anyone have any insight into this? On the iPhone, can your remove unwanted/unused vendor supplied apps without being jailbroke? If you do remove unused apps, does this 'break' OTA upgrades?

    TIA - Tom
    Asked and answered ad nauseum... Apple doesn't allow it... AT&T iPhones are clear of all bloatware, VZW will be, too
    02-05-2011 07:34 PM
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