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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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RE: Will Apple approve Google's apps?
By Brandon Hill 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.

"There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance." -- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

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