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Apps away for Apple iPhones

Joanna Tatum
September 16, 2015

Apple may let you remove those useless iPhone apps.

In an interview with BuzzFeed, Apple CEO Tim Cook has suggested that Apple might be working on a way to let you remove the more pointless apps that Apple insists you have.

The Junk Drawer

Whenever you buy an Apple phone, it comes pre-loaded with a full screen of apps – including ones that many people never use, like the Stocks app. People have taken to piling unnecessary apps into a folder where they can be ignored, colloquially called the ‘junk drawer’. In the future, however, you may be simply able to delete them.

According to Tim Cook, “some apps that are linked to something else on the iPhone,” which may cause problems if removed, but others don’t have that issue. Understandably, they wouldn’t want anyone to remove the Contacts or Photo functions, but why would 95% of users ever need Stocks?

The CEO gave no timeline, but given that it’s an irritation for so many iPhone users, there’s always the hope that they might just keep their promise.

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