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.
- Podcast: Jony Ive, Apple Watch Apps + more
- Rumors of Google Now like features in iOS 9
- Same day delivery option appears on Apple Store app
- Solving Apple Pre-Order Problems
- Ive named Chief Design Officer
- Gold plate your Apple Watch at home
- OWC announces Accelsior S PCIe mount for SSD drives
- Speed tests on MacBook Pro SSD speeds
- Apple Watch OS 1.0.1 Released
- Apple TV set reported abandoned
- MacBook Pro gains Force Touch, iMac 5K gets new pricing
- Video: How to sign/encrypt email using OS X Mail and a secure certificate authority CA
- LifeProof ships water-proof battery backup case
- Apple Watch lacks anti-theft security
- iGrill thermometer comes to the Apple Watch
- Apple Pay chipping away at Walmart backed CurrentC
- Safari on the Apple Watch
- Vulnerability found with MacKeeper
- Mac App Store sales
- Reserve Strap and the secret Apple Watch plug
- Apple Watch Review Diary: UX, odds and ends
- Apple Watch Review Diary - Battery: First Full Week
- Podcast: Thoughts on the Apple Watch
- Apple Watch Review Diary - Notifications
- Apple's supply chain and the defective taptic engine part
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