Apple Killed These Apps With iOS 8


Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) unveiled the much-awaited iOS 8 on June 2 at WWDC. The new operating system for iPhone and iPad brought a host of new features and services. Some of these features were “borrowed” from and others were “inspired” by other software programs or apps. The new iOS is going to, or at least will try to, kill these apps:

WhatsApp and SnapChat

The improved iMessage in the iOS 8 allows users to send multimedia messages, share attachments and the option to show their location. These features have already been present in messaging services like SnapChat and WhatsApp.

Google Drive and Dropbox

The iOS 8 introduces iCloud Drive to challenge Dropbox and Google Drive. All your work will be stored in the cloud and will be instantly updated to all your Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) devices. It doesn’t require any app. The iCloud Drive users, like Dropbox, can see which photos or documents are being synced. Apple’s iCloud suite also allows them to edit documents and images online. Most importantly, it’s free for up to 5GB of storage. Addition storage is offered beginning with 20GB for $0.99 per month.

iOS 8 eliminates the need of Skitch

If you don’t know Skitch is a popular app used to highlight a specific detail on a document or photo with the help of a circle or arrow. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) brings the same feature to its Mail app with the iOS 8. Now you won’t have to switch between your email inbox and an editing app. For those who are incapable of making a perfect circle or arrow, the feature has the capability to recognize the basic shape you attempted and replace it with a more correct version. That’s good enough for users to say goodbye to Skitch.


Skype is the most popular tool to make phone calls over WiFi, but it requires you to pay. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) said at WWDC that the iOS 8 will let users make phone calls to any device over WiFi.

LastPass and 1Password

Now that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has opened its TouchID fingerprint sensor for third-party apps, LastPass and 1Password are at the risk of losing millions of users. TouchID acts as a secure and unique way to access your iPhone. Until now, users who wanted to manage all their passwords relied on LastPass or 1Password. Now users won’t even have to remember their passwords, fingerprint is enough.

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