Top Apps & Products That Apple iOS 13 & macOS Catalina Borrowed And Made Insignificant

Colleen Novielli, of Apple's Mac Product marketing team, speaks about new Apple displays during Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose
Colleen Novielli, of Apple's Mac Product marketing team, speaks about new Apple displays during Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, U.S. June 3, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Mason Trinca)

The recently concluded WWDC 2019 introduced a new set of apps, services, and products that will, in a way make the lives of the consumers more convenient. But, many noticed that some of the products and apps launched at the WWDC seem familiar or at least they have already seen or heard about somewhere. Here is a rundown of some of the products, apps, or services that Apple borrowed from others this year.

Single Sign-On

It appears that all these years, Apple is quite obsessed with Facebook and Google especially when it comes to security. During the WWDC 2019, the Cupertino-based tech titan introduced the Sign In Apple. This new service allows users to let Apple sign them up for services and apps instead of linking through a Google or Facebook account.

The Cupertino tech giant also assures the users that it will provide lesser information than Google and Facebook would. Interestingly, Apple moves a notch higher and allows users to generate random emails that services and apps can spam without revealing to these companies your real email address. Moreover, it enables users to log in using the Face ID.

Drawing Tablets

The latest version of macOS dubbed as macOS Catalina features Sidecar. This latest feature enables users to use their iPads as a secondary screen to their MAC desktop. With the Apple Pencil compatible with iPad, having all these items allows you to draw, making Wacom-style dedicated tablet no longer necessary.

In addition, since iPad now has its own operating system, which is the iPadOS, it is now a more valuable investment for artists and designers to purchase an iPad instead of a dedicated tablet to draw. It gives them access to more relevant apps that they could use for their illustration needs.

Google Street View

The Cupertino-based tech giant is now trying to beat Google's Street View. Apple has is very own street view called Look Around and it seems that it is trying to convert users from Google Maps in the hope that the users will soon use its app thereby providing it with more data. Google Maps has become everybody's travel guide with an expansive list of businesses along with user-given reviews and photos. With this feat, it is no longer a surprise why the Cupertino tech titan would like to get a share of the pie that the search engine giant has long been enjoying.

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