Missing the Point of Deleting Default Apps

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by stulaw11, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. stulaw11 Suspended

    Jan 25, 2012
    I think people are missing the big point about deleting/being apble to update the default apps in the App Store.

    I have HUGE doubts Apple is going to let you set default apps.

    I rather believe this is purely so that they can update the default apps like any other app independent of an OS update, or do bug fixes without waiting for an OS update.

    I dont think this has anything to do with Apple planning to let people use a different email app etc.
  2. ajiuo macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2011
    Nope... While you use the App Store to reenable the apps they don't actually re download from the App Store... They are always on your phone... When you reinstall a default app it's instant... No download.
  3. Black Magic macrumors 68000

    Black Magic

    Sep 30, 2012
    Well I don't think it is that easy. Some of the features in the OS are dependent on those apps. I imagine this is just the first step towards setting our own default apps.
  4. ajiuo macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2011
    The contacts app should just be removed period... It's redundant... All of its functions are in the phone app...
  5. stulaw11 thread starter Suspended

    Jan 25, 2012
    Again its Beta 1, doen't mean that's the final operation of it all.

    It may not be removing the app in Beta 1 but that may be the intention in the long run to be able to update the default app through the App Store.

    Obviously in the past default apps could not be updated other than a full OS update
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    And now you can remove it if you don't want it.
  7. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    Helps reduce some EU issues i'd imagine alongside other uses
  8. stulaw11 thread starter Suspended

    Jan 25, 2012
    That too.

    Im sorry but anyone thinking Apple is going to let you swap default apps is living in lala land. The stock apps are hooked too deeply into the OS to swap out- Siri, suggestions in email/calendar, safari, etc.

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