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Apple may allow users to remove pre-installed apps

Emma Clark

Published 16/09/2015 | 11:02


There are some unnecessary pre-installed apps on iOS devices. Apple CEO Tim Cook says that users may be able to delete certain pre-installed apps in future.

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For some iPhone users, apps like Stocks and Tips are unnecessary. But they’re here to stay until Apple lets users delete them. Thankfully, that seems to be something that Apple knows fans want to be able to do.

Tim Cook acknowledged that users want to have more control over pre-installed apps in an interview with Buzzfeed. But he explained that it may be more complicated than it seems.

“There are some apps that are linked to something else on the iPhone,” he revealed. “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 [for you to remove them].”

Cook added that Apple knows that some users want to be able to get rid of some pre-installed apps, and he said that the company is looking at this issue.

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