Apple is Trying to Do What Google Photos Already Does

By Alissa Walker on at

Hmmm, a photo tool that uses face recognition, can be easily searched, and plots all your geotagged photos onto maps? Where have I heard all this before?

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At today’s WWDC 2016, Apple announced a few Photos features that gave us a serious case of deja vu. That’s because Google Photos already does pretty much the exact same stuff, and with Google’s brain baked-in, it will be very hard for Apple to top it.

Apple Is Trying to Do What Google Photos Already Does

Here’s the part Apple proposed today that might be a bit more interesting. Using face recognition, Photos can determine that you’ve been documenting a particular event with particular group of people, and it will then organise them together into “Memories.”

Apple Is Trying to Do What Google Photos Already Does

Then, Photos will make you a slideshow of that Memory, using all photos and videos from a particular time, and you can even add generic music that’s categorised “uplifting” or “epic.” Not saying that anyone is gonna use this, but it’s there.