Going back decades now, every major Apple OS update usually contains some features, let say inspired, by third party developers. A bullet on a feature list can spell doom for someone's pride and joy, but typically they live on, at least until their install base dwindles down.
The phenomenon has been dub'd Sherlocked, a reference to when Apple introduced a searching feature in OS X called Sherlock. It basically duplicated a third party utility from Karelia Software called Watson. Apple basically even copied the name.
For iOS there have been ample inspiration from the jailbreak community, which is much lower profile than OS X, but also app developers.
Macworld has a list of nine such new features out of this week's WWDC. Check it out, although it's an annoying slide show.
- New Steve Jobs book announced
- Apple promotes iPhone 6 photo gallery
- Tim Cook talks up customer privacy
- iPhone design and battery life
- Apple event scheduled for March 9th
- Pebble announces follow-up Time watch
- Report: Apple retooling in-store genius bar appointments
- YouTube launches family-friendly app for kids
- Apple announces two new data centers in Europe
- New Apple ad features Martin Scorsese and iPads
- Podcast: Apple Car and iPhone 6 to 6+ upgrade?
- Office Suite for iOS adds iCloud storage
- Modern Family episode shot on iPhones, iPads, MacBook
- Dropbox adds new iOS 8 extension
- New Yorker profile highlights Ive's leadership
- Apple Car rumor hits the right checkboxes
- Two-factor verification now active on iMessage and FaceTime
- Gassée on Apple redefining what's possible
- Apple looks to power California footprint with 25-year solar deal
- Apple uses store shelves to control iPhone designs leaks
- Podcast: Super Bowl, Apple Photos, New Verizon Rates, Plane Crash App
- New Photos app available in pre-release of OS X 10.10.3
- Report: Apple pitching new plan to TV industry
- Latest Verizon promo trims pricing on some plans
- Report: Jobs bio movie expected October 9th
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