Tim Cook On Removing Pre-Installed Apps

I'm sure that most iPhone users are familiar with those annoying apps that you never use or have ever opened, however, Apple forces you to keep...
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    I'm sure that most iPhone users are familiar with those annoying apps that you never use or have ever opened, however, Apple forces you to keep them. Well, there may still be some hope, we may actually be able to remove these apps soon. According to Tim Cook, the Apple CEO, this is something that Apple has been looking into recently, but nothing has been officially confirmed.

    Most would have thought that something along these lines would have already been implemented or fixed, but, this is the first time Apple has really confronted the issue. During an interview with Buzzfeed, Cook explained that removing applications, such as the Apple Watch app for example, could cause unwanted issues with the iPhone or iPad. What kind of issues? Well, I don't know considering that the product was able to work just fine without it before. Not every app is tied to something else, so, we may be able to remove some apps before others.

    "So over time, I think with the ones that aren’t like that, we’ll figure out a way [for you to remove them]," said Cook. It’s not that we want to suck up your real estate; we’re not motivated to do that. We want you to be happy. So I recognize that some people want to do this, and it’s something we’re looking at."

    I know that this in particular has been an issue for quite sometime, and it's about time that Apple has finally begun listening to things that are being said by their fans. Although, there are still several other things Apple should be focusing on first.

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  1. lowpro
    $10 this will be a "Major feature" of the next big update (like iOS 10). Apple likes to make small news big news.
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    1. 3xTiNcT
      Most likely...
  2. Ardixar
    It's about time pre-installed apps use up alot of memory
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  3. gAm1nG FanAt1c
    I agree its about time. I like apple products.
  4. 3xTiNcT
    It't about time... Now we just have to wait awhile longer to be able too.
  5. HAXZing TERR0R
    This is totally better for me so i can see all the apps that i use normally and have those apps on a different section you know?
    1. 3xTiNcT
      Just take them all and make them into one of the little app icons that holds multiple apps. That's what I do.
  6. chuckaluck
    yes!! those apps take up to much data and space. maybe they will also get rid of that stupid U2 album
  7. Red
    The iWatch app has been removed before via Jailbreak as well as the other preinstalled apps. I don't see how this can cause issue at all. If anything it's probably a 5 min fix. Im sure users will be happy if they can at least hide the apps
  8. Skype
    Good to know