Possible New Feature of iOS 10.0

Posted by Kirhat | Thursday, April 14, 2016 | | 0 comments »

iOS 10.0 Feature
It's still too early to tell, but a future version of iOS might finally grant loyal iPhone users a wish that they've had for years: The ability to hide the default Apple apps that end up in a forsaken folder on one of the phone’s screens.

There is already a solid evidence that Apple might let users hide apps in the future, including Tips and Stocks, and whatever other default iOS apps they have replaced with better alternatives.

Looking at iTunes metadata, AppAdvice discovered two new keys labeled isFirstParty and isFirstPartyHideableApp that started showing up in the App Store two weeks ago (see the following image). These keys seem to indicate that users will be able to hide certain apps. The keys apparently feature a Boolean value (true/false), which suggests that only certain apps might be hideable.

iOS Configuration
Apple CEO Tim Cook did address this particular matter back in September, acknowledging that some apps can’t be removed from the iPhone, while others might be removable.

This would be a highly popular feature, of course, given how many people search for ways to delete or hide preinstalled apps. It's disappointing that Apple is focusing on hiding rather than deleting its own apps, however - the (admittedly small amount of) storage space will still be wasted - but it would be a good start.

AppAdvice says that Apple's Configurator 2.2 released earlier this year also has the ability to remove native apps on business and education devices.

It's believed that iOS 10.0 will be unprecedentedly difficult to jailbreak thanks to a new security system that Apple is working on called 'Rootless'.

The big question on everybody's lips is "when will iOS 10.0 be released?" and while nobody can give you an exact date, they can look at past events and estimate its arrival.

Typically, Apple announces its new iteration of iOS every June at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event in the US, with an Autumn release date. This three/four-month gap between the announcement and its release gives developers a chance to squash any bugs and add any new features to their third-party iOS apps, in time for general release.


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