Photoshop: What's the difference (for a desktop) between "2019" and "2020"?

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When used on a desktop, the newest version of "Photoshop" (the mobile-inspired/focused app), seems identical to "Photoshop CC." Previously, the UI were very different, but now they appear identical and share all the same features.

If they are now the same on desktop, why are there still two different apps? If not, what is the difference?

These questions are specifically addressing the desktop experience. I do not use Photoshop on anything else.

Thank you for your time!
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Pattie-F, Official Rep

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Here is a list of what's new: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/whats-new.html
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chris smith

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Thank you for your perspective. I get it. However, failing to answer the questions asked can hardly be considered smart. From a user perspective, however, what's more frustrating than being advanced via a link only to find the link no longer works? What happens when Adobe stops supporting a particular version and a link provided years earlier no longer works? I may still need the information, whether Adobe wants to support it or not. 

Let's get back to the beginning of the post; ie, the questions that were asked and still aren't answered. Review the nature of the question. Answers that should have been provided would have no need to be updated. Pretty static information, frankly. These are the differences and these are the reasons for including both versions. That's all that was necessary.

Such information doesn't change. And if necessity calls me in 5 years to research this, it's likely the linked page will have been moved and yet I can't find such simple answers. Yes, links are good on occasion and in certain contexts. For this one, however, we'll just have to agree to disagree, though still questions remain unanswered. Not sure I know of many contexts in which professors give credit for unanswered questions. Maybe a better approach is providing a brief answer and also including a link to drill down, if necessary.
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chris smith

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I missed your last paragraph prior to responding. I apologize for that. You answered the question and I appreciate it. I probably should remove my prior post but I'll leave it for the sake of the argument. I'm sorry for overlooking your answer. Thank you for including it.
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the questions that were asked and still aren't answered
But what is the question exactly? 
The OP chose not to give the actual full names or better yet version numbers so I for one am not quite sure what they meant. 

If they were referring to Photoshop CC 2019 (20.0.x) as compared to Photoshop 2020 (21.x.x) their statements would seem slightly peculiar to me as it seems there were notable changes. 
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chris smith

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Primarily, I was interested in finding why there are still two versions I'm prompted to update since it's been some time since 2020 was released. Just didn't know why both remain but #JeffreyTranberry explained. I'm CC and failed to consider those unable to upgrade; appreciate Jeffrey for pointing it out.
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Thanks. We try our best. I know we're not perfect - and I'm guilty of missing some portions of questions or posts in my haste to hit as many threads as possible to help customers. I appreciate your comments and suggestions.