Good news for iOS users. Apple has started working on the ways in which the company can allow users to delete unwanted pre-installed apps.
Smartphones most of the times come pre-installed with apps which no one generally uses, but still these apps cannot be deleted. Same is the case with iPhones and iPads. Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, said that the company is looking for ways in which iPhone and iPad users can get rid of such unwanted apps, also known as ‘Bloatware’.
Why are users not allowed to delete bloatware now
Speaking about the company’s decision to come up with a solution for unwanted pre-installed apps, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook said,
“This is a more complex issue than it first appears. 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.”
There are two groups of pre-installed apps on iOS devices. Mail, Safari, Camera and the App Store belong to the first group. These are the most important ones while Compass, Stocks and Tips belong to the second and not-so-important group. When Apple says you will be able to delete unwanted apps, the company is referring to the second group.
If iOS Mail app is also something you are not a big fan of, then the news is that this ‘bloatware’ is not going anywhere, anytime soon. When will this new change be introduced? No one knows yet, but Apple has finally started considering this issue, and this in itself is a great news.