Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Apr 2016 22:13 UTC

Apple has added two new keys labeled "isFirstParty" and "isFirstPartyHideableApp" in iTunes metadata. These two new values started showing up a few weeks ago on every app in the App Store. The iTunes metadata is where all the information about an app is stored. It shows things like the date it was released, the App Store category it's in, its size, etc. The new keys suggest the ability to remove apps such as Stocks, Compass, and Voice Messages is coming very soon.

Hiding is not removing, but at least this will solve part of the fast-growing unremovable crapware problem on iOS.

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RE: It's about damn time
by krreagan on Thu 7th Apr 2016 13:45 UTC in reply to "It's about damn time"
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Most people have folders for apps they don't use... So what? get over it!

You guys really need to lighten up... You bitch about the most trivial shit!

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