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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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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.

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