The Updates tab works exactly as expected—an app is updated, and you can download it directly to your phone. Great. However, many of the updates that come through are for apps that I haven’t used in a while and would love just to delete them. I wish there were a button right there, along with Update, that allowed me to remove the app.
Interesting concept and something that is surprisingly missing. The problem here is perhaps Apple could be accused of prompting users to remove apps from their phone?
Apple have already made it easier for users to mute notifications, decreasing chance of engagement. This is absolutely the right move to make, but adding in a delete button may seem a little too aggressive. Nothing to stop you exiting the App Store and hitting the jiggling cross though.