Apple installs Watch ad, or permanent icon to the iPhone in iOS update

With Apple releasing iOS 8.2, it has placed an unremovable app to the iPhone for "Apple Watch"

Published Mon, Mar 9 2015 9:57 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:09 PM CST

Apple's media event has now finished, where we were introduced to a new 12-inch MacBook Air that is thinner and faster than ever, as well as a much more detailed and price run-down of Apple's first wearable, Watch.

Apple installs Watch ad, or permanent icon to the iPhone in iOS update |

With the newly released iOS 8.2, Apple has forced an Apple Watch application to your homescreen. The app itself doesn't do anything, as Watch doesn't launch until April 24, but this isn't just a forced app. This is an advertisement, forced onto all iPhone users, for Apple's largest launch since the iPhone.

You can't delete it, you can't remote it, it's an app that will stay on your homescreen for the foreseeable future.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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