It's not often that Apple does this, but it happened on Monday

It's not often that Apple does this, but it happened on Monday

It's not often that Apple releases a new app built into its operating systems.

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Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has the scoop ahead of next Monday, the big day of WWDC: The company will introduce its own password manager. It's rare for Apple to release new apps – the last time was Journal, a diary app.

But having a password manager is much more important in an operating system's toolbelt, and probably won't please all those selling such software — especially a function that makes it possible to import their password databases from programs like 1Password and LastPass. From the beginning, Apple's operating system has built-in password storage, and many browsers have the same, but with this software, Apple will offer more functionality.

The app will run on Vision Pro and Windows, and will act as an authentication app like “Google Authenticator” and will divide the stored information into categories like accounts, WiFi networks, and passkeys.

Launching for iPhone, iPad and Mac

The app will use “iCloud Keychain” to sync usernames and passwords between devices. “This ability was previously hidden within the company's Settings app or presented when a user logs into a website,” Gorman explains.

The password program, which we don't know the name of yet but can generate random passwords, will be released for iOS 18, iPadOS 18 and macOS 15, which will be released as beta 1 on Monday evening, Norwegian time.

This revelation comes at the same time that Proton this week launched the Proton Pass program for macOS and Linux.

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