It's the most annoying thing about owning an iPhone: There are a bunch of apps taking up space that you never use and you can't delete. But Apple's CEO Tim Cook says he knows how bothersome it is and that it could change.
From the pesky Newsstand app to the rarely-opened Stocks and every little annoying app in between, there are times iPhone users wish they could free up the space to make room for apps they actually want to use.
But it's not that easy, according to the CEO. “This is a more complex issue than it first appears,” Cook explained to Buzzfeed.
The biggest issue comes when the apps are developed in a way where they rely on each other to carry out specific tasks. Just like the Phone app uses Contacts to pull up and dial the right person. Certain apps are just integrated together and that can cause some trouble when trying to purge the unnecessary ones.
“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]. … 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,” Cook continued.
Even though Apple's main man didn't have a specific plan in place to get rid of the apps just yet, he did say the issue is "something we’re looking at."
We think it would be great to have the option to get rid of Apple's junk apps we never open, let alone use. But what about you?
Do you think it's worth the time and development to have the ability to delete these apps in the future or do the extra apps not really bug you? Tell me what you think by leaving a note in the comments section below.