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Apple Will Soon Let You Remove Preinstalled Apps, says Tim Cook

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Apple Will Soon Let You Remove Preinstalled Apps, says Tim Cook

The lack of expandable storage is one of the major disadvantages of any iOS device and so is the problem of default apps taking up majority chunk of the memory. Pre-installed apps or stock apps sometimes become annoying freebies you get when you buy new smart phone. The problem is that these apps take up the space even if you don’t want them, you can’t  remove them to save some phone memory.

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This issue is not uncommon in Android smartphones. But if you are an iOS user, you are in luck. Apple will soon let you delete some of the default apps that comes with your iPhone or iPad. In his interview to Buzzfeed, Apple CEO answered a question that we all wanted to ask.

“This is a more complex issue than it first appears,” he says. “There are some apps that are linked to something else on the iPhone. 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]. … 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.”

Android already had an option to disable unwanted apps so they don’t use up the memory and resources or show in the apps drawer, but apple users were in no luck so far. Hopefully things will soon change.

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Image source: Buzzfeed

Tim Cook and Eddy Cue made a surprise visit to the flagship Apple Cube store in NYC. In the interview Cook talks about various other topics, like Siri privacy concerns, 3D Touch, and iPhone upgrade cycle and iPad Pro after the age of Macs.

Here’s the link to the interview: 20 Minutes With Tim Cook [BuzzFeed]

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