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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: 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


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