AppAdvice has recently run through the meta data on iTunes, and Apple has finally set themselves up to deliver one of the most requested things by users: to hide Apps that already come on iPhone
This mean’s iPad/iPhone user will finally be able to hide the 32 apps that come pre-installed on devices. Yes! You can finally get rid of Tips, GameCenter, Stocks or any other app that you hate having to hide in that “Extra” categories folder.
So here is AppAdvice’s metadata evidence. Where it say’s “FirstPartyHideableApp” meaning the function is present in iOS, but since it says “false” it is currently turned off but it has the ability to be “enabled.”
But why just the ability to hide the apps? Why not delete them? Tim Cook actually addressed this issue when he was speaking to Buzzfeed, “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.”
We are most likely looking at iOS 10, but it is definitely something to look forward to! I honestly can’t wait for this feature to be presented and released, it will just give me more control over personalization.
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