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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: 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.


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