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.
- Report: The how, the where, and the when for the Apple Watch ordering
- Apple retail tracking site ifoapplestore calls it quits
- Session with Becoming Steve Jobs authors available on iTunes
- MacBook's USB-C Connector, Meerkat, Super Troopers, + More
- TED comes to Apple TV
- Agile Bits on passwords and security theater
- Fitbit to add multiple tracker support
- Report: Major Apple TV update, app store expected
- ABC News gets tour of Apple health and fitness lab
- Haptic touchpad on new MacBook Pro
- Tim Cook on internal collaboration and the customer experience
- Report: Apple TV subscription service expected this fall
- Want to live above an Apple Store?
- New movie: Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine
- Confusion over the MacBook's USB-C port
- Podcast: The Apple Watch
- Griffen WatchStand announced for Apple Watch
- Waterfield Designs Time Travel case for the Apple Watch
- The Apple Watch
- New MacBook comes in smaller, lighter than MacBook Air
- HBO Now official announced for Apple devices
- Reserve Strap battery backup for Apple Watch
- Podcast: Switching to iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch Role Playing, Over-Under + More
- New Steve Jobs book announced
- Apple promotes iPhone 6 photo gallery
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