Apple rolled out the seventh, and doubtless ultimate, iOS 16 developer beta on Tuesday. Whereas there weren’t any notable characteristic additions, the beta’s code advised that the corporate would possibly help you uninstall the Apple Pockets app in a future replace.
The code noticed by 9to5Mac and Macrumors advised that Apple will make the Pockets app deletable in iOS 16.1. At present, customers can conceal the app from the house display screen however can’t take away it from their iPhones utterly. Whereas the app shops tickets and orders, additionally it is chargeable for storing your credit score and debit playing cards that work with Apple Pay. So if customers take away the app, Apple Pay gained’t work.
Apple is going through antitrust prices after an investigation by the European Fee alleging that the corporate is obstructing iPhone’s NFC stack so rivals can’t develop pockets and fee merchandise rivaling Apple Pay.
In February, the corporate unveiled “Faucet to Pay” to let third-party apps use iPhone as a fee terminal. Final month, the agency began testing Apple Pay assist for third-party browsers, together with Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge with iOS 16 betas. Nevertheless, there isn’t a indication of Apple letting fee apps use the iPhone’s NFC stack immediately.
Apple additionally launched iPadOS 16.1 beta on Tuesday and famous that it’ll skip the autumn replace of iPadOS 16.0 and can right away ship a 16.1 replace to all customers.