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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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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.

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