there needs to be an other option, or let us pick multiple options. 2 are very i portent to me: openness, and ease of access. but off its more open, jail breaking is easier, therefore easier access is there. easier
The default apps are getting murdered in the app store through neglect, and largely by non-Apple, cross platform (or easily portable) alternatives.
Once that happens, Apple have a platform that looks quite like Android but slightly worse as the sandboxing stops those apps behaving correctly.
So they either need to make the native apps better in a way that I do not think they are set up (or want) to actually do, and try to be all things to all people in a fragmenting marketplace, or they need to make third party apps better on iOS by defaulting and letting them have more background access and talk to each other.
At least be able to hide most of the stock apps. I'm not sure deleting them is the right way to go, because then they would need a way to restore them. And of course the Settings ap should not be able to be hidden of course. And there are probably a few others that should not be able to be hidden.
Oh and Newstand should be able to be disabled as a restriction.