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Apple is quickly ridding its OS of anything related to Google

Apple today released the latest beta for its upcoming iOS 6 mobile operating system. Although iOS 6 doesn’t make any huge leaps forward visually or productivity wise, the operating system has caught quite a bit of attention for what it lacks.
 
IOS 6 marks the first release of the operating system that doesn’t come preloaded with Google Maps. Instead, Apple kicked Google to the curb and included its own mapping service (which is actually not as functionally complete as Google Maps on many fronts).
 
Next, Apple passive aggressively removed the name “Google” from the search field in Safari, which signified that Google was powering search results (iOS also includes search options for Bing and Yahoo).
 
Now, Apple has taken the next step in ridding itself of Google’s “hooks” into iOS. In iOS 6 Beta 4, Apple has removed the YouTube app from the Springboard. The YouTube app has been featured on iOS ever since the iPhone’s introduction in 2007.
 
According to The Verge, this is what Apple has to say on the matter:
 
Our license to include the YouTube app in iOS has ended, customers can use YouTube in the Safari browser and Google is working on a new YouTube app to be on the App Store.
 
Apple says that its license has expired, but we all know that it’s secret for “We feel slighted by Google, and we hate everything they stand for.”
 
At least iOS users can rest assured that YouTube will continue to function normally through Safari. In addition, Google is working on a standalone Maps app that will be available in the App Store and should reintroduce the features that Apple stripped from its own mapping app with iOS 6.

Source: The Verge



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Just another reason to avoid Apple
By lightfoot on 8/6/2012 3:17:43 PM , Rating: 5
I always considered having Google Maps, Google Search and YouTube built into iOS a major advantage that Apple had over their competitors; taking this away is a serious issue and one that should give people pause when choosing Apple over other mobile device vendors.

I applaud Google in their ongoing support of the platform, but question Apple's insistence in removing functionality with each release of their iOS platform.




RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By corduroygt on 8/6/2012 3:37:45 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I always considered having Google Maps, Google Search and YouTube built into iOS a major advantage that Apple had over their competitors

That sentence makes zero sense since Apple's only viable competitor makes those apps and they're built-in to Android.


By elleehswon on 8/6/2012 4:05:48 PM , Rating: 2
OP was comparing the features to their 10 year old star-tac. :P


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By lightfoot on 8/6/2012 4:08:40 PM , Rating: 5
It is a HUGE advantage over Windows Mobile/Phone 7, Blackberry, Symbian, et al. Android has those apps built in of course, but Apple wants to compete with Android, not Blackberry and Windows.

If Apple iOS becomes a second tier platform, they aren't really competing.

Apple's alternatives have to be at least as good as Google's. Microsoft has shown just how difficult that can be; Bing is a very strong competitor, but even so can't really compete with Google.

There is a reason that the mobile space is effectively a two horse race, and I believe that tight Google integration is a large part of that.


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By corduroygt on 8/6/2012 4:21:28 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
It is a HUGE advantage over Windows Mobile/Phone 7, Blackberry, Symbian, et al. Android has those apps built in of course, but Apple wants to compete with Android, not Blackberry and Windows.

Rightly so, as no one cares about any of those platforms as sales figures show. It's iOS or Android.


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By lightfoot on 8/6/2012 4:34:37 PM , Rating: 2
But why don't people care about the other platforms?

Apps.

Google Maps, Google Search, GMail, and YouTube are all Killer Apps. Killer Apps sell platforms. And Apple is removing them from their platform.


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By corduroygt on 8/6/2012 4:48:40 PM , Rating: 1
Gmail and Google search are already on the App Store, and Maps/YT will be available in the App store once Apple removes them from iOS 6 as the article states.


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By Samus on 8/6/2012 5:06:56 PM , Rating: 3
You may be able to re-add some of these things, but how anti-competitive can you be when removing a competitors product that all your customers want from a shipping product?

This is just ridiculous. Next watch them remove Gmail Sync in order to get everyone on iCloud and Me.com

Apple turned from a whiny little school girl into the crazy bitch everyone has slept with at the local buffalo wild wings.


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By name99 on 8/6/2012 5:22:12 PM , Rating: 2
"how anti-competitive can you be when removing a competitors product that all your customers want from a shipping product?"

The way Amazon Fire doesn't ship the various top-tier Google apps?

Don't make this out to be some big moral drama. If you do, you're going to find it gets very very messy with Amazon, Apple and Google ALL playing the same sort of game against each other, all making choices based on a combination of
- screw the other guy over AND
- what's best for our customers


By Cheesew1z69 on 8/6/2012 6:18:12 PM , Rating: 2
Shipping and Stripping aren't the same...


By augiem on 8/6/2012 9:41:06 PM , Rating: 2
>> - screw the other guy over AND
>> - what's best for our customers

- screw the other guy over AND
- what's best for our stockholders

Fixed.


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By corduroygt on 8/6/2012 5:50:42 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
You may be able to re-add some of these things, but how anti-competitive can you be when removing a competitors product that all your customers want from a shipping product?


Like how Google wouldn't let the iOS Google Maps app to do turn-by-turn navigation while the Android version did? Apple did the only sensible thing and bought their way into their own mapping company.


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By retrospooty on 8/6/2012 6:28:36 PM , Rating: 2
It works on a jailbroken iPhone, so I suspect its not that Google didnt "let" it, but Apple wouldnt allow the access leven required.

http://www.idownloadblog.com/2011/02/10/turn-by-tu...


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By corduroygt on 8/6/2012 6:47:11 PM , Rating: 2
Your blind hate is clouding your judgement. Apple would LOVE to include it in Google Maps but their license would not let them:
http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/06/ask-ars-why-d...


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By retrospooty on 8/6/2012 9:10:21 PM , Rating: 2
said that I suspected. I stand corrected. Based on apples past behavior it was a valid assumption. and I don't hate apple, I'm glad for the inputs but I am sick and tired of hearing about the lawsuits and their petty asinine attitude about everything.


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By xti on 8/6/2012 10:52:36 PM , Rating: 4
dont get how companies actions are taken so personal by the average consumer.

emotions better spent on boobs.


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By retrospooty on 8/7/2012 11:44:03 AM , Rating: 3
Its not "personal" but I do love smartphones and I do hate the fact that Apple is trying to stifle competition with its unwarranted lawsuits and petty hypocritical allegations. It holds all smartphone users back.

If you cant see why that bothers so many people, then you are probably a hopeless Apple fanboy.


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By xti on 8/7/2012 9:57:37 PM , Rating: 2
you are taking it personal, you just said you "HATE" something they did...

again...boobs.


By retrospooty on 8/8/2012 2:09:07 PM , Rating: 2
well, I love boobs. Especially in pairs.


By Samus on 8/7/2012 2:43:18 AM , Rating: 3
corduroygt, with iOS modification, Google Maps has navigation. Apple wouldn't license the voice API to Google presumably because Apple was reserving it for use with Siri.

In reality, Apple didn't want Google to steal the "secrets" of Siri, but you'd have to ride the short bus to think Siri is even worth stealing...

It's been obvious for years that Apple doesn't want to be competitive and simply wants to strongarm the industry. They would prefer all major applications be strictly Apple applications, and the peon developers can make their pennies.


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By lightfoot on 8/6/2012 6:21:22 PM , Rating: 5
If Apple users knew how to install 3rd-party applications, they wouldn't be Apple users.

Apple's motto has always been "It Just Works." Not, "install these applications and then it'll work."


By retrospooty on 8/6/2012 6:30:19 PM , Rating: 3
"If Apple users knew how to install 3rd-party applications, they wouldn't be Apple users."

LOL... Although I am sure they can figure out how to click on the install linka nd install it from the store, using a Navigation app is far beyond most of their skill level.


By corduroygt on 8/6/2012 6:39:11 PM , Rating: 2
YouTube already works through Safari and iOS6 has its own mapping program that presumably "just works" so I don't see the issue here...


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By TakinYourPoints on 8/6/12, Rating: -1
RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By lightfoot on 8/7/2012 12:45:43 AM , Rating: 1
Apple takes 30% of every sale on the App store. They are the de-facto publisher of all the apps in the "App Store." Anything installed from the "App Store" is at best a second party application, not a true third party. To truly be third party you can not be affiliated with either the vendor nor the customer.

If you install 3rd party software on your iOS device Apple will void your warranty.


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By TakinYourPoints on 8/7/2012 5:12:27 AM , Rating: 1
The mental gymnastics some of you people go through is hilarious.

On a side note, 30% of a free app is... nothing


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By TakinYourPoints on 8/7/2012 5:13:45 AM , Rating: 1
I mean, my god, what a bunch of pedantic sperglords


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By Cheesew1z69 on 8/7/2012 8:01:11 AM , Rating: 2
Ok TONY...


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By TakinYourPoints on 8/7/2012 4:34:05 PM , Rating: 2
Tony is a brainwashed fan too. Also annoying, just the other side of the same coin as you.


By TakinYourPoints on 8/7/2012 4:36:02 PM , Rating: 2
Also, I'm much MUCH meaner than Tony >:)


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By augiem on 8/6/2012 10:13:59 PM , Rating: 2
Not necessarily. I don't care a whit about having 1 billion crapps on my phone/tablet. The things preventing me from getting a Windows phone are the sub-standard phone hardware tech, the lack of models/manufacturers to choose from, and some peeves with the UI. From a software technology standpoint, I think Microsoft has a lot more to offer in the long term than either Apple or Google.


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By gsleon3 on 8/7/2012 5:12:58 PM , Rating: 2
Sub-standard hardware? You mean like a top connection of 3G? Or 802.11n at 2.4GHz only? Or only a 5Mp camera (which they do make the most of, I'll admit), or recording limited to a best of 30fps? Or the limited codec decoding capability? iPhone was a great device, now it is the "Cool" retro device. They have failed to truly improve on the original great device in any truly meaningful way. Just look, the biggest news about iOS 6 is that it removes Google products. Apple is straddling the void like M$ did with WM6.5 & if they don't come up with something big, they will be the next RIM or WM6.x device.


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By fxnick on 8/8/2012 12:18:30 AM , Rating: 1
Retro Device? lol
Android phones remind me of my free motorola flip phone from 2004...
Not that i dont like that slow clunky interface...Shitty resolution...An "open" platform but never any updates...Buggy apps..
Droids are definitely the future...


By dark matter on 8/8/2012 11:45:05 AM , Rating: 2
iPhone 4s Resolution

960 x 640

Galaxy S3, HTC One X

1280 x 720

BOOM!!


By NellyFromMA on 8/7/2012 7:41:33 AM , Rating: 2
As the most profitable company in the world, I doubt they need to compete. Rather, they have no reason to compete at all. It's economics 101 basically.


By Cheesew1z69 on 8/6/2012 3:37:56 PM , Rating: 2
Android, of course, has those all built in. Not really an advantage.


By invidious on 8/6/2012 4:00:30 PM , Rating: 2
The neutered GMaps that Apple allows Google to feature was one of the worst limitations of the iPhone IMO. The turn by turn naviagation requires you to contantly click next as you go, talk about unsafe and inconvinient. I was an iPhone user for 4 years and I am glad to be rid of it, the Gmaps app on Android ICS is leagues ahead of IOS version.

Either way I think Apple is making a mistake pushing popular premier apps off of their device in favor of clearly inferrior alternatives. Reeks of arrogance.


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By nofear4COMment on 8/6/2012 4:27:10 PM , Rating: 1
Apple is becoming RIM #2


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By Tony Swash on 8/7/12, Rating: -1
RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By Cheesew1z69 on 8/7/2012 10:11:55 AM , Rating: 2
You surpass any Apple hater by far ....


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By Tony Swash on 8/7/2012 10:53:38 AM , Rating: 1
quote:
You surpass any Apple hater by far ....


Not a great effort on your part - you are only in Bronze medal position in the Stupidity Freestyle final. Can you recapture Gold Medal glory? The world watches with bated breath, the tension is palpable.


By Cheesew1z69 on 8/7/2012 11:05:37 AM , Rating: 2
Yet another idiotic, ignorant comment. Par for the course with you.


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By name99 on 8/6/2012 5:15:41 PM , Rating: 2
Look, I know we all want to beat up on Apple here, but how about some common sense.

(a) This isn't one-sided. Google doesn't run YouTube as a charity, it runs it to show ads. Apple is not interested in having its showcase apps show ads. When Apple say their license has run out, yes, they are saying they weren't interested in renewing it; but there's also likely an element of relief in Google that they finally can control the YouTube experience on iOS.

(b) This doesn't mean no YouTube on iOS, it doesn't even mean no YouTube app on iOS. All it means is no APPLE-PROVIDED YouTube app. Just like Apple doesn't provide a FaceBook app, or an IMDB app, or a Pandora app.

There's a kindof collective insanity that seems to grip Apple haters anytime anything changes that makes them forget all history and common-sense. Google has plenty of custom apps on iOS right now. It will add one more, and life will go on. Apple will NOT ban a YouTube app, just like they haven't banned the Google Earth app, the Google Voice app, or other Google apps.


RE: Just another reason to avoid Apple
By Tony Swash on 8/6/12, Rating: -1
By Boze on 8/6/2012 7:31:40 PM , Rating: 5
Do you hear some of the shit you shovel??

There is no competitor to YouTube.

None.

There are only "other" video hosting websites out there that people never bother going to.

What's Apple going to use? Vimeo? AppleTube? It would take months to years to get their own "Tube" service off the ground, and even then, migration would be slow as shit.

Apple has no search worth speaking of.
Apple has no mapping site / software / app worth speaking of.
Apple has no video hosting website worth speaking of.

If you make people choose between Google Maps, Google Search, and Google YouTube... they're going to choose Google over Apple.

Only idiots will stick with Apple, but I guess that's what they're counting on.


By dark matter on 8/8/2012 11:50:05 AM , Rating: 1
Tony

Shut up.


By wickyman on 8/6/2012 6:31:24 PM , Rating: 2
In the early days it made sense to have the YouTube app because very few websites had a mobile friendly interface and far fewer had mobile friendly video media. So clicking a video link and loading up the YouTube app was the best way to get content optimized for your display and connection.

But times have changed and the dedicated app is just obsolete. Continuing to ship the app is just going to eat up space that users could otherwise dedicate to more useful content. The mobile interface for the YouTube website itself as viewed through Safari on an iOS device is wonderful and very feature rich and I for one prefer being able to utilize a single app as opposed to jumping between two different apps - one for web browsing and one viewing online video.

Frankly I think this is a smart move and should have been done last year. Apple is not removing choice in my view, they are just removing outdated software.


Will Apple approve Google's apps?
By BugblatterIII on 8/6/2012 3:45:19 PM , Rating: 2
Apple doesn't allow apps that duplicate built-in functionality "in case it confuses our users".

Google maps would surely fall foul of that, and Apple can probably find excuses to keep other Google apps off the iPhone.

Apple's turning into the cantankerous old grandad of smartphones: "Get off my phone!"




RE: Will Apple approve Google's apps?
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 8/6/2012 3:48:16 PM , Rating: 2
Well, they already have a GMail and Chrome in the App Store, and Apple even put in its statement that Google will provide a YouTube app in the App Store.

So I think that that "duplicate functionality" BS died a long time ago after everyone complained.


RE: Will Apple approve Google's apps?
By kleinma on 8/6/2012 3:55:28 PM , Rating: 2
I think that is because despite most of the legal world turning a blind eye to Apple's aggressive monopolistic practices with regards to its products (the same practices MS got hammered for so hard not all that long ago) they really can only go so far before someone calls foul on it and it blows up in their faces. They are walking a very fine line, but they seem to be good at that tight rope act, for now at least.

If they COULD do it, they would ban anything from Google from ever showing up on their phone. If apple really wanted to stick it to google, they would take a few billion bucks from their money bin, poach some google engineers, and start iSearch, the Apple search engine.


RE: Will Apple approve Google's apps?
By WalksTheWalk on 8/6/2012 3:59:54 PM , Rating: 2
They could call the new search engine: iScrewGoogle


RE: Will Apple approve Google's apps?
By nofear4COMment on 8/6/2012 4:34:44 PM , Rating: 2
HaHaaaahaaa! Good one. Apple is just a paranoia freak, it started doing iSue epidemic that itself claimed to be isolation.

Later on, it is becoming RIM #2.


By retrospooty on 8/6/2012 4:39:20 PM , Rating: 2
Ypu. You've got to keep innovating. Apple lately is de-innovating by removing good stuff and replacing it with thier own lesser stuff and of couse, teh slightly talked about litigating they spend all effort on.

Apple is so busy claiming everyone copied them, that they havent seemed to notice that todays latest Android is far better than IOS and todays android phones are far better than the iPhone. "they copied me" no sir, I believe they surpassed you and now they are about to lap you. You better start paying attention.


By BugblatterIII on 8/6/2012 5:55:50 PM , Rating: 2
Chrome on iOS is just a skin on top of the hobbled built-in functionality Apple lets them use. Same with every 3rd-party browser except Opera which does the rendering on its own servers.

Safari, on the other hand, gets full access to everything and consequently runs faster.

Apple has not allowed other browsers onto iOS; don't kid yourself.

Google may only be permitted to skin the built-in mapping functionality, or there are any number of other ways in which Apple could screw-over its customers and Google.


Apple
By valkator on 8/6/2012 3:31:24 PM , Rating: 5
Apple fanboy: "Oh apple, thank you for making my phone even more restricted. If you say we don't need a youtube app, then I will stop watching you tube because you know what is right for me. I don't have that kind of brain capacity to make that decision. Besides, youtube is fading out anyways". /denial

:)




RE: Apple
By retrospooty on 8/6/2012 4:13:40 PM , Rating: 5
"Apple fanboy: "Oh apple, thank you for making my phone even more restricted"

Oh, come on now, lets be fair, and realistic. That isnt what Apple preaches to its fanboys. The actual comments will be more like "Oh thank you Apple for removing Google Maps nad You Tube and replacing them with your own superior offering". They will then believe that offering to be superior becasue Apple told them it is, even though clearly its lesser.

THAT is how Apple and its fanboys operate.

On a related note... How freegin immature is Apple? Other companies dont do this. In modern business sometimes your competition is your ally and sometimes your ally is your competition. For Example, MS makes MS office for the Mac. Companies make tons of parts for each other that may compete with thier own business. For example Samsung made most of the LCD's for teh iPhones over the years.

ONLY Apple actually takes step to move away from Googles apps and Samsungs Lcd's because of competition. It's actually funny to watch. It's like that kid down the street when you were 5 years old. "Fine, then I'm not your freind anymore"

LOL@Apple just LOL.


RE: Apple
By valkator on 8/6/2012 4:19:20 PM , Rating: 2
I suppose you do paint a nice picture.


hmmm...
By MasterBlaster7 on 8/6/2012 3:44:20 PM , Rating: 2
Apple is, and always will be, a cult.

I love their innovation, and spirit, but I havent bought an apple product since the Apple IIc.

In the late 80s and 90s it was Mac v. PC...I always went PC because it was simply more versatile with 3rd party vendor options.

The same is happening again. I will buy the products that Apple inspires in the competition. Dont get me wrong. I still think it is great what apple brings to the table. But when the rubber hits the road...I usually go with what Apple inspires.




RE: hmmm...
By kleinma on 8/6/2012 4:04:16 PM , Rating: 5
Problem is cults tend to die off when their leader does. It has been a year, and despite strong sales, Apple is increasingly being looked at in a negative light, and under more fine of a microscope. Competition is gaining ground and moving faster that Apple can. Without Jobs and his OCD control over all aspects of the products, there will be more and more poor decisions made as the executive ranks scramble to try to do "what Steve would do", and to fulfill his legacy. Problem is, there is no next Steve Jobs. Not for Apple. The next Steve Jobs will be with some other company, maybe not even in the tech field.


RE: hmmm...
By Targon on 8/6/2012 6:19:24 PM , Rating: 4
Has Apple really been innovative since the original iPhone and the iMac? Better screen quality isn't innovation, that is simple evolution, in the way that a 1.2GHz processor is a natural evolution from a 1.1GHz processor. Sure, Apple WAS innovative when they first came out with their product lines, but then has sat back and just implemented features that others have already offered. Oh, and Siri...can't forget the feature that SHOULD work on older devices, but can't due to Apple wanting to push their latest generation iPhone.

What really NEW feature has Apple put out that others did not have in some way, shape, or form? A nice physical design that has not changed much in five years still shows that innovation at Apple is a rare thing.


Cult of apple's becoming a joke
By freelndre on 8/6/2012 4:15:40 PM , Rating: 1
I've owned iPhones since they came out but recently switched to Android and I'm amazed how quick Apple users are to justify ANYTHING apple does.

Applauding LESS functionality makes no sense. This automatic praise is turning Apple users into a joke.




By valkator on 8/6/2012 4:21:04 PM , Rating: 3
I applaud their more limited functionality. It makes it that much easier to ignore the apple phones in the store.


By retrospooty on 8/6/2012 4:28:16 PM , Rating: 4
"Applauding LESS functionality makes no sense. This automatic praise is turning Apple users into a joke."

They have been doing that for a long time and hhave always been the same old Joke. Remember when Power PC CPU were so far superior to Intel ? Apple would release benchmarks using crippled compilers for the Intel side and claim PPC was faster. Until of course Intel got so much faster it could no longer be denied, then Apple changed to the Intel architecture and somehow gets off scott free with lying.


By tayb on 8/6/2012 8:05:29 PM , Rating: 4
The iPhone 4S was extremely underwhelming. iOS 5 was extremely underwhelming. The iPad 3 had a nice screen but otherwise it is almost the exact same machine as the iPad 2.

News indicates that the iPhone 4SS or iPhone 5 will look just like the iPhone 4 (and 4S)... just slightly longer. And iOS 6 still does not look feature equivalent with Android 4.1 or WP8.

They are in a class of their own with iCloud and the App Store is still superior in numbers and quality to Google Play but Google is getting better at cloud syncing and the Play Store is starting to get more and more simultaneous releases.

I owned an iPhone 3G back when it first came out. At the time I thought it was the best phone available. I thought the same thing about the iPhone 4 (hardware isn't the only thing, Android fanboys) but I was so put off with AT&T that I refused to upgrade and ended up switching to Verizon and getting a Droid. I think my Droid sucks but I've seen Android 4.1 and it at least seems to have addressed a lot of the problems I had. Why should I go back to Apple when they seem to keep releasing the same crap over and over again?

I think the iPhone is going to start fading faster than it already is. Sure, sales numbers are up, but more important than sales numbers is market share and they are falling there.




By Reclaimer77 on 8/6/2012 8:21:39 PM , Rating: 2
Apple's entire philosophy doesn't lend itself well to competing in a free and fluid market. If you think about it, the areas in which they excelled are ones in which there was little competition.

While Apple might appear to be some unstoppable Juggernaut today, and the fanbois love quoting profits and stock prices in some cathartic orgasm of personal affirmation, in the consumer product space these things can change relatively overnight.

Google/Samsung and Microsoft are going to keep pressuring Apple to come out with one "next big thing" after another, and frankly without Jobs, I don't see that happening.


By gsleon3 on 8/7/2012 5:28:27 PM , Rating: 2
Brilliant observation.... Just like Reagan, MS & Google are going to force apple out by making them over-spend to keep up in a classic case of "keeping up with the Jone's".


Why not anti-trust
By omgwtf8888 on 8/6/2012 4:43:11 PM , Rating: 3
I remember when Microsoft only supplied internet explorer with windows they were slammed as being a monopoly that exerted their position to restrain competition. Isn't Apple essentially doing the same thing? Microsoft should take a similar approach and say that we no longer want to allow the Itunes store to run on our windows platform. As the majority of Ipod/Ipad/Iphone users rely on the itunes store on their PC it would kill Apple. I am really starting to hate apple, I even bought my wife a kindle fire just so she would scrap her ipad!




RE: Why not anti-trust
By BZDTemp on 8/6/2012 6:14:40 PM , Rating: 2
Except Apple does not have market control like Microsoft has with their OS thus other rules apply. For a while it was looking like the iTunes thing dominating so much that what Apple does there can get them into trouble but I think that has faded.


RE: Why not anti-trust
By xti on 8/6/2012 10:54:23 PM , Rating: 2
sounds like you dont like your wife.

hookers man. hookers.


Very POOR Choice of Image for this story...
By Cannyone on 8/6/2012 9:28:55 PM , Rating: 2
The "Summers EVE douche" emblem for this story is really in bad taste. Seriously! It doesn't constitute wit to set up associative images with a story like this. Instead you show lack of intelligence and integrity.

Or are you trying extra hard to be trolls? Cause I can't tell.




By retrospooty on 8/6/2012 9:35:39 PM , Rating: 2
If it acts like a douche, walks like a douche and talks like a douche, then it's perfectly normal to call it a douche, and Apple these days is a giant douchebag cubed


By lightfoot on 8/7/2012 11:55:27 AM , Rating: 2
That's hilarious - thanks for pointing it out.

But don't blame me; I voted for Turd Sandwich in the last election.


Thank you Apple
By The Raven on 8/6/12, Rating: 0
RE: Thank you Apple
By The Raven on 8/7/2012 12:36:14 PM , Rating: 1
Not sure why I got rated down. If someone knows how to help me cope I would appreciate it.

Maybe I got rated down for not using strong enough language. I shoud've gone with "dick wad"


RE: Thank you Apple
By Cheesew1z69 on 8/7/2012 1:10:13 PM , Rating: 2
It's because you said you hate the iphone...


Sounds too good to be true?
By Cannyone on 8/6/2012 9:10:20 PM , Rating: 3
Sounds good to me! YouTube could use a few less people posting stupid comments.




Go Samsung
By wannabemedontu on 8/6/2012 3:22:33 PM , Rating: 2
All the more reason to by anything but Apple




Jumping in headfirst
By AssSpelunker on 8/6/2012 4:51:35 PM , Rating: 2
I've never owned an Iphone before, but I fully intended on buying the 5 solely because I'm bored with Android and want to see what all the fuss is about.

I am the .001% of the Iphone community.




Logo
By Carney on 8/6/2012 5:25:09 PM , Rating: 2
I always thought it was interesting that from the very beginning Apple refused to let Google use the YouTube logo as the icon for the YouTube app, insisting instead on an antique televsion as the image. Android, of course, uses the much more recognizable YouTube logo.




Re-headlined this story
By ThreatcoreNews on 8/6/2012 5:29:56 PM , Rating: 2
I am linking to this report (love the Summers Eve image) and re-headlined it as: APPLE starts acting like a spoiled little brat... http://www.threatcore.com

...and this is further proof of CNET's Brian Cooley's statement how Apple users are treated like they're going to a DayCare: http://cnettv.cnet.com/reasons-android-better-than...




Smh...
By 229mike on 8/6/2012 9:16:56 PM , Rating: 2
What is wrong with you idiots?

Fact: Apple's not removing any functionality to its platform by just simply having the user navigate to its app store to download the content. And doing this may actually benefit the user on Apple's platform by forcing Google to actually make attractive and necessary updates to both the YouTube and google Maps as since they look exactly the same since they first debuted in 2007 on the iPhone today. Plus HTML5 is basically an app but on the browser instead--not quite as good as apps but not that bad in my honest estimation either way you choose...




Need a dedicated Youtube app
By zlandar on 8/7/2012 8:30:59 AM , Rating: 2
My kids actually use their iTouch/iPad mostly for Youtube.

There better be a dedicated app available before they nix the old app.




Apple users aren't dumb...
By gsleon3 on 8/7/2012 5:25:29 PM , Rating: 2
CUPERTINO, CA—As part of an effort to boost smartphone sales following lower-than-expected third-quarter earnings, Apple announced today a new national advertising campaign urging users to buy a second iPhone for their other hand. "Imagine having Safari, FaceTime, and Siri in both of your hands at the same time," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a press release for the new campaign...

http://www.theonion.com/articles/new-apple-campaig...

Heck, use whatever makes you happy. But both sides obviously have idiots users that are unable to have an intelligent & respectfully unbiased conversation. In my humble opinion, the word "douche" has no business in a technology news comment. At least not until it connects via USB.




iDontCare (C) Tony Swash
By Pirks on 8/6/2012 3:31:29 PM , Rating: 1
By corduroygt on 8/6/2012 3:32:59 PM , Rating: 1
It was garbage and already inferior to using Youtube in the browser, you can't properly search etc. That app was an archaic POS and just like you can download Gmail, Google Voice, etc, you'll be able to download the new app from the App store.




Quite Simply
By vcolon on 8/7/2012 1:55:42 AM , Rating: 1
Apple Sux...now lock this thread. Enough babbling. Have you seen the leaked photos of the next Iphone? People, wake up.




Really?
By msheredy on 8/6/12, Rating: -1
RE: Really?
By retrospooty on 8/6/2012 4:18:45 PM , Rating: 2
"you're really going there? Comparing a brand new map app that HASN'T BEEN RELEASED YET to one that's been there since the beginning? Fucking joke this blog has become."

Are you aware of some feature that is being added to Apple's NAV system that wasnt present on the public IOS beta? Becasue what was there isnt as functional.

Please fill us in on the details.


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