— Adrian (@adrian_haus) December 11, 2015
Apple has gotten in trouble a couple times for pushing unwanted content to people’s iDevices, and usually I’ve forgiven them[^1]. Other companies do this more regularly, and we have stopped really complaining about it on those devices because people get used to it.
But part of the appeal of Apple products is that you don’t get anything undesired on the device. There’s no carrier apps and utilities that take up precious storage space and can’t be turned off or uninstalled. There are no third party apps that are really just advertisements for their paid services that help subsidize the price of the phone. You just get Apple’s stuff and that’s it. It’s what’s always separated Apple’s products as far back as the 1990s when PCs came with trials for Norton, Office and a whole slew of garbage apps that were just there and would nag you all the time to UPGRADE.