From day one of iOS, users have looked for different ways to hide or get rid of the default Apple apps they will never use. Jailbreak users have been able to accomplish this task through tweaks for years, but users who don't jailbreak have been left with a lone folder tucked away somewhere full of apps that'll never be touched.
Update, 7:50 p.m. PT: Well, that didn't take long. The app has been pulled from the App Store.
Once the app is installed you can disable iAds, or hide stock apps on your iOS device. Either option will go through a process of trying to download and install an app that ultimately will fail. Once you delete the failed app, iAds will be disabled, or the app you chose to hide will no longer be visible on your device.
You'll be able to hide the icon for any stock Apple app on your iOS device, including Newsstand, Passbook, Stocks, Weather, Game Center, and Compass.
As expected, the change isn't permanent, with a restart of your device reinstating the app icon or iAds functionality.
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