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Apple CEO Tim Cook Reveals Users Will Soon Be Able To Delete Pre-Installed Apps

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Since Apple's iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus do not come in 32 GB models, iOS users will need every megabyte they can get if they opt for the 16 GB instead of 64 GB or 128 GB options. What is the point of getting your hands on that new rose gold smartphone if you dont have enough storage for the apps you really use?

Luckily, getting rid of pre-installed apps might just be a possibility in the near future.

Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed in an interview with Buzzfeed that the company was looking into ways that would allow iOS users to remove pre-installed apps that they don't use.

Of course this is easier said than done.

"This is a more complex issue than it first appears," Cook said. "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]."

Since some apps are tied to others, such as Siri for example, it might be more complicated to get rid of apps like Stocks and Tips than users may have realized. Still, at least Cook acknowledged that some users simply just don't use every app that comes on their iPhones, and it's good news to hear that Apple is looking to find a way to accommodate these customers.

"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," he said. "So I recognize that some people want to do this, and it's something we're looking at."

Cook did not reveal any concrete plans or expected date when this feature would become available.

Other topics Cook touched on with Buzzfeed while on his way to an appearance at the Apple flagship store on Fifth Avenue included Apple's new iPhone Upgrade Program, Live Photos and 3D Touch features and privacy concerns regarding Siri.

"Hopefully people will look at our stance on privacy in general and know that we're not trying to operate outside of a fairly distinct line that we're drawing," Cook said. "I hope that people trust us to do the right thing there."

Via: BuzzFeed

Photo: Mike Deerkoski | Flickr

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