Tim Cook talks iPad's future, removing pre-installed apps in new interview

In a new interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook spent some time talking about Apple's latest announcements, including the place of the iPad Pro, privacy concerns over the "Hey Siri" feature in the latest iPhones, and even addressing annoyances of built-in iOS apps. On privacy concerns with Siri voice activation on the iPhone 6s, Cook notes that the feature can be turned off, and says that all of the information stays on your device, never heading to iCloud.

Cook also talked about the iPad Pro, and in particular, its role in the future of traditional computers and tablets. Cook sees a future for both Macs and iPads in the long term. From _Buzzfeed:__

"Because I think now we're at the point where the iPad does what some people want to do with their PCs." Cook is quick to point out, however, that this doesn't foreshadow the end of the Mac. "I think there are other people — like myself — that will continue to buy a Mac and that it will continue to be a part of the digital solution for us," he adds. "I see the Mac being a key part of Apple for the long term and I see growth in the Mac for the long term."

Cook also says that the company is looking at allowing users to remove some of Apple's pre-installed apps on the iPhone and iPad.

"This is a more complex issue than it first appears," he says. "There are some apps that are linked to something else on the iPhone. If they were to be removed they might cause 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."

You can read the whole interview with Cook at the link below.

Source: Buzzfeed