It is one of the most common complaints about iOS, the ability to hide or hide Apple native applications on the iPhone and iPad. In November 2015, we received the news that could hide apps in iOS 9.3 through Apple Configurator 2.2. But it is a software specially designed for businesses.
However, the rest of us have to settle very devious methods used to hide the apps on iOS.
Fortunately, a data source from the App Store called JSON suggests that Apple is adding functionality to hide native apps very soon, probably with the launch of iOS 10.
New entries in the internal API data include key for ‘ isFirstParty ‘ and ‘ isFirstPartyHideableApp ‘ . The guys at 9to5Mac have been able to corroborate the data through a search with false values and believe that with 10 coming iOS chance to hide apps.
In the future launch of iOS 10, at least certain apps may be concealed in some other way. Perhaps other applications such as telephone messages or remain unmovable, but the Calculator, Wallet, Bag Watch or applications may hide or even eliminate.
Another of the reasons why we believe that will be held this function is because Tim Cook dropped a hint about it in an interview with Buzzfeed in September.
Unfortunately, iTunes metadata does not reveal any information about Apple’s plans for these keys. Speculating, it could mean that Apple native applications could begin to be included in the App Store for later download in the iPhone and iPad. If this were true, any user could remove apps at any time and if you ever need to download them later.
It could also mean that native apps would become much less dependent on the OS, allowing Apple to add updates from the App Store instead of adding new products every X months through a software update iPhone mobile operating system and iPad. It makes sense, right? And you? Where do you keep the native Apple apps? Would you like to hide or delete? Do you think Apple will incorporate the iOS App Store in 10? We hope your opinion in the comments section and on social networks.