All of those annoying apps you never use are finally going to be removable in Apple's iOS 10 for iPhone. Though it wasn't mentioned in Apple's unveiling of iOS 10 at the WWDC on Monday, they have begun to roll out the feature to developers who have been given a beta version of the new operating system. Now the only reason to have the Stocks app on your phone is to lie about "basically being a daytrader" on a first date.
After the presentation Monday the apps that come native to every iPhone — such as Podcasts, Tips, and Voice Memos — began appearing in the App Store. That's because they'll now be available for download after you've removed that useless Weather app, then decided to re-download it while you're waiting for the bus in the rain with no umbrella.
Monday evening, developers with the beta version began posting screenshots of the iOS 10 beta to a collective whoop around the world as people began moving their Compass app into a folder marked "soon to be deleted."
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Unfortunately, for the average user, iOS 10 isn't yet available. It slated to do a public beta in July and then be released some time in the fall, with a host of promising features and then some less necessary features, like making emojis three times larger.
There are a lot of questions to sort still, like what will happen if you click an email address but have deleted the Mail app? Can it default to Gmail? Or you can make Google Maps your default map application? Right now, it's not doing that. But that doesn't mean that will necessarily be the case on the public release in the fall.
Some of the stock apps are here to stay, like the App Store, Safari, and Game Center. But here is the full list, according to Verge, of apps that will become removeable with the release of iOS 10.
- Find My Friends
- iCloud Drive
- iTunes Store
- Voice Memos
- Watch app