THE VERGE - June 6 - A subtle change to system settings in Apple's upcoming iOS 11 release could become much more annoying to log into third-party apps using a social media account. Social accounts have been removed from Settings iOS 11. Third-party apps no longer have access to those signed-in accounts. There is the possibility Apple could replace its system-level social account feature with what some sort of password autofill feature. It is not clear why Apple is doing this. The company has often touted its commitment to privacy as a paramount focus, one that differentiates Apple from the other big players in tech. But in this instance, it's not clear what users are gaining, while it's quite obvious that a distinct element of modern convenience is being lost.