There are some apps that come with the OS on a Mac and which I've never used even once in years. Apps like "Grapher" or "Stocks".
Now my disk is almost full and I'm trying to remove these unused apps to free up a bit of space, but no matter what I try I am unable to uninstall them. When I drag the Stocks app to the trash, for example, the operation is refused and I get a message saying
“Stocks.app” can’t be modified or deleted because it’s required by macOS.
The same is true for Grapher.app, Books.app and others.
Now why would a stock app be required be the OS? That doesn't really make sense to me.
So is it possible to get rid of these apps that I never use?
I've been reading about the System Integrity Protection stuff, but I don't understand why removing an app I never use is a danger to my system integrity…
Would my system still work if I managed to uninstall Stocks.app?