You can remove the Watch app.
Thank god for this, my phone can finally stop serving as ad space for the Apple Watch.
Apparently, apps you delete are just hidden by the system, and still present on your phone (but user datas are deleted).
It's nice, but over the years I've just stuck all the unused ones in a folder. When/if I need them they are there but most of the time the folder goes untouched.
I do this too, but occasionally an app will spit out a red bubble or a notification for no reason.
Nothing makes your smartphone feel dumb like getting a Tips notification on how to use the double-tap home button Reachability feature, when you've been using it almost daily for months prior...
they want to keep that 65+ demographic in mind ;)
Same, I don't get why so many people think this is important.
I get it, the apps take up storage space on the device. But I've never had the issue of running out of space on my iPhone or even my iPad.
150mb for all of the apps combined is a negligible amount of space. That's like 1-2 albums worth of music, so I don't really get it.
You can get all these removed apps for free on your iOS device using Tutuapp iOS which offers all latest paid apps and games for free. You can also download latest emulators on this app store.
To be honest, I didn't know the Stocks app still existed.
This would have probably received a standing ovation if they said it as WWDC.
An embarrassing standing ovation to receive, I'd imagine. Probably something they'd want to do silently.
Yeah. Well Phil/Craig elaborated later and said that it doesn't actually delete the apps; just hides the icon and when you "download" from the app store, it just unhides the icon.
I see nothing about uninstalling iOS. ;)
No specific info on removing FaceTime, hopefully removing it doesn't prevent you using the FaceTime features inside the Phone app
Considering removing these other apps also removes their related functionality, I would guess that removing the FaceTime would remove its related functionality.
"If you remove Contacts, you won’t lose your contact information. You can still find all of that information in the Phone app."