iPhone users rejoice as Apple announces default apps will be deletable
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Among Apple’s announcements to come out of the company’s most recent developer conference, few have caused as much internet-based exuberance as the coming ability for iPhone users to delete the default apps that come installed on the device.
Since the iPhone debuted in 2007, large numbers of users have complained about the fact that a number of apps that come preinstalled on the phone cannot be removed by the user. However, in Apple’s announcement of their upcoming operating system, iOS 10, this will be a thing of the past.
Stocks apps including Calculator, Calendar, iCloud Drive, News, Stocks and others can now be given the ax.
Apple explains in support documents that deleting some apps may come with unique consequences though. For example, users that choose to delete the default Contacts app will find that they now must use the Phone app for all contact-based actions.
Of course, users will be able to re-download any of the default apps they decide to delete should they want to reverse the change.
Users who opt into the iOS 10 public beta can gain early access to the latest edition of the iPhone software, but the rest of users will be forced to wait until this fall when iOS 10 is deploying to iPhones around the world.