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THE KILL LIST: Apple Just Declared War On These 15 Products And Apps

Kevin Smith (courtesy BusinessInsider)

Apple announced a ton of new features and services at its huge developers conference yesterday.The biggest news was the introduction of iOS 7, the new operating system for iPhones and iPads. Along with a new design, there are a bunch of other changes in iOS 7.

But some of those new features are already available as third-party apps, meaning there will be little incentive for people to download them since they’re already included with the iPhone.

Here’s a look at some of the apps Apple just killed with iOS 7.

If you have a compatible vehicle, iOS in the Car makes it easier to drive and use your phone safely. Driving assistant apps are now a thing of the past.

If you have a compatible vehicle, iOS in the Car makes it easier to drive and use your phone safely. Driving assistant apps are now a thing of the past.

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AirDrop lets you share files wirelessly with other iPhones and iPads. You won’t need an app like Bump to swap files now.

AirDrop lets you share files wirelessly with other iPhones and iPads. You won't need an app like Bump to swap files now.

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The new Messages app is so beautiful you might finally get rid of WhatsApp.

The new Messages app is so beautiful you might finally get rid of WhatsApp.

Apple

FaceTime Audio completely destroys apps like Skype and Viber. Now you can make calls over Wi-Fi directly from your built-in Phone app.

FaceTime Audio completely destroys apps like Skype and Viber. Now you can make calls over Wi-Fi directly from your built-in Phone app.

Viber

Apple’s revamped weather app offers a lot more information now. It looks a lot like the excellent weather app from Yahoo, and even uses the same data.

Apple's revamped weather app offers a lot more information now. It looks a lot like the excellent weather app from Yahoo, and even uses the same data.

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Mac OS X now has a built-in password manger app that also works with your iOS devices. Apps like 1Password and LastPass should be worried.

Mac OS X now has a built-in password manger app that also works with your iOS devices. Apps like 1Password and LastPass should be worried.

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The new iTunes Radio service encourages you to ditch Pandora. Although we still prefer Spotify.

The new iTunes Radio service encourages you to ditch Pandora. Although we still prefer Spotify.

Apple

The new Safari web browser’s 3D tabs looks great. It’s faster than Google’s Chrome browser too.

The new Safari web browser's 3D tabs looks great. It's faster than Google's Chrome browser too.

Apple/Business Insider

The new camera app has built-in photo filters, which might make you rethink opening Instagram. Now the camera app gets out of your way when you want to take a photo or video.

The new camera app has built-in photo filters, which might make you rethink opening Instagram. Now the camera app gets out of your way when you want to take a photo or video.

RealMac

Apple’s new Calendar app integrates Facebook and Maps. It gives our current favorite Fantastical a run for its money.

Apple's new Calendar app integrates Facebook and Maps. It gives our current favorite Fantastical a run for its money.

Kevin Smith/Business Insider

iBooks on the desktop challenges Amazon’s Kindle Desktop Reader.

iBooks on the desktop challenges Amazon's Kindle Desktop Reader.

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There’s no need to use a third-party lost iPhone finder. If you lose your phone, Apple will let you deactivate it remotely. The phone can’t be reactivated again unless the thief has your Apple ID and password.

There's no need to use a third-party lost iPhone finder. If you lose your phone, Apple will let you deactivate it remotely. The phone can't be reactivated again unless the thief has your Apple ID and password.

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iWork in the Cloud is challenging Google Docs in the online productivity space.

iWork in the Cloud is challenging Google Docs in the online productivity space.

Apple

Apple’s new Control Center has a shortcut for a flashlight. That eliminates the need to download a flashlight app ever again.

Apple's new Control Center has a shortcut for a flashlight. That eliminates the need to download a flashlight app ever again.

Apple

The new photos app can automatically build photo albums for you. These smart albums connect photos based on location and time. The new photos app challenges our favorites, Flayvr and Wide Angle.

The new photos app can automatically build photo albums for you. These smart albums connect photos based on location and time. The new photos app challenges our favorites, Flayvr and Wide Angle.

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Now check out photos of all the changes coming to your iPhone…

Now check out photos of all the changes coming to your iPhone...

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