Many Preinstalled iOS Apps Such as 'Stocks' Now Deletable in iOS 10

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    During today's keynote, Apple released several new apps into the App Store under their developer account. The apps are all stock iOS apps that presently come pre-installed under iOS 9.

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    The list includes:

    - Weather
    - Stocks
    - Mail
    - Maps
    - Notes
    - Voice Memos
    - Watch
    - Music
    - FaceTime
    - iTunes Store
    - Calendar
    - Contacts
    - Videos
    - Calculator
    - Compass
    - Tips

    If you try to download an existing iOS app, the "Get" button is greyed out, indicating you already have the app. Several readers have confirmed that you can now delete these apps in iOS 10, and later redownload them from the App Store. Apple could also choose to upgrade the apps from the App Store rather than waiting for iOS updates.

    Article Link: Many Preinstalled iOS Apps Such as 'Stocks' Now Deletable in iOS 10
     
  2. RoboCop001 macrumors 65816

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    Looks like another step towards eventually allowing default third party apps. That would've been a big announcement today, though. Maybe iOS 11. But maybe they saved this announcement for the fall release, just incase it wasn't ready.

    This could just be an easier way to update the built-in apps without having to update the entire iOS.
     
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    Good because I can care less if stocked dropped to negative number indicating they owe me money for wasting my time.
     
  4. Tmelon macrumors 6502a

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    Finally they can update stock apps specifically without releasing a whole new iOS version.
     
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    Soooo if you uninstall let's say the mail app, will iOS ask you what to complete the action with? Since alot of Apple apps reley on the standard installed apps, what happens when one or several are gone?
     
  6. Kobbr macrumors regular

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    I think this may be a feature in 10.2/10.2

    If you don't have that app installed it will ask you to install something like that app
     
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    This is sweet. Now I won't have that stupid folder on my second home screen!
     
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    I wonder if that means we'll be able to set default apps. Otherwise, what happens when you click on an email address, date or address once you deleted Maps, Calendar and Mail?

    They may just disable automatic linking of those when you don't have the corresponding app though. It may take another year before that new "Intents" system goes beyond Siri only.

    Also, sucks that some of those apps are still not available for iPad, and sucks that Apple disabled App Store reviews for them.
     
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    Why didn't Apple talk about this? Why did they spend so much time on useless emoji?
     
  13. astroturfme, Jun 13, 2016
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    This will also allow apple to independently update core features - such as mail - without having to do a full OS release.
     
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    Maybe this will give the needed boost to improve the apple maps now if they see the deletion rate of their own native app .]
     
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    I have the developer beta installed and I can delete many of the stock apps.

    After playing with it some more, the apps appear to be deleted as in order to use them it makes you download them from the App Store, not re-enable them or whatever. Also, other general points, some of the new iMessage features will fail to send, like the drawings and some Emoji features. The transitions are all new and pretty cool, but appear to be a tad bit slower, obviously that should change as the beta grows.

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    These apps can be deleted:
    • Calendar
    • Weather
    • Maps
    • Notes
    • Reminders
    • Stocks
    • Videos
    • iBooks
    • iTunes Store
    • Home
    • FaceTime
    • Calculator
    • Podcasts
    • Watch
    • Compass
    • Tips
    • Voice Memos
    • Contacts
    • Find my Friends
    • Find my iPhone

    Edit - Apple's stock apps are in the App Store as well. Oddly enough you can't review them. Perhaps because its a Beta build, but interesting nonetheless.
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    The release notes semi-confirm it, with a note that you won't be able to reinstall the FaceTime app after deleting it [Edit: On iPad/iPod].
     
  18. btbam91 macrumors regular

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    I am deleting every single app on that list except for Contacts. This is great news!
     
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    Really? That's awesome if true. My first thought when I saw the Home App was "great, another useless App to put in my garbage folder".
     
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    9to5mac has an article where they have found multiple Apple apps on the AppStore. This confirms their suspicions that is was for the ability to delete apps. Cool
     
  21. shenfrey, Jun 13, 2016
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    But how do you reinstall them, and how does this work with Siri. Does this mean we can now change default apps, and when we say to Siri "send email..", does it use a third party app? What about for viewing photos via Siri? This raises many questions o_O
     
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    They're in the app store.
     
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    Not that I have found yet
     
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    Download from the AppStore... they're there now...
     

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