Apple's Cook: We're 'looking at' letting iPhone users delete default apps

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) CEO Tim Cook said that the company may eventually let iPhone customers delete applications Apple places on the phones by default, like Compass, Stocks, Podcasts and Tips. That could prove to be a benefit to customers who fear running out of storage space on their iPhones, especially the 16 GB model. In an interview with Buzzfeed, Cook said that the issue is more complex than it first appears because some apps are linked to others on the iPhone and if they were to be removed it could cause software 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. So I recognize that some people want to do this, and it's something we're looking at." Article