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How long will iOS users suffer with Apple Maps before Google arrives?

0. phoneArena 20 Sep 2012, 17:47 posted on

If you follow any other tech news sources, you may have noticed that for some reason, there is a question going around of "Will Google release a Maps app for iOS?", which is a silly question. The question shouldn't be "will", but "when will...

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posted on 20 Sep 2012, 17:51 44

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


I feel google shouldnt provide ANY service to ios!...........i gotta speak plainly about it apple wants to be so "Separate" and the golden boy of the mobile world so badly then let them survive with their own apps, devices, services, etc.... google shouldnt deal with ios at all!

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:01 22

6. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1033; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I mostly agree. If Google releases an app for iOS, it'll most likely be free. Or... they could wait for Apple to give up(not likely) and license it for a load of dough. The alternative is Apple remains stubborn and people end up using GPS systems again.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:23 12

12. RicoNZ (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Aug 2012)


Yep have to agree. Apple seem pretty happy to protect their IP and sue anyone that even remotely comes up with anything that looks similar, why even consider making an iOS app.

If I was Google I would completely thumb my nose to Apple and iOS. I can seem them doing it because it only helps the growth of Android and the Google IP. Maps on my SGS3 is brilliant, navigation, street view, got it all.

Karma's a bitch ain't it Apple?

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:28 3

15. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Why would Google want to release their app now on a competing product? i'm sure that they will eventually, but i think even if they had the app ready now they would just hold off to let the knife twist for a bit. After few months Apple will probably have a riot on there hands if they don't either fix their app, or let Google's mapping app on their phone.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:30 2

17. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Check comment #14 for the answer to that.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:37 4

19. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Micheal H, you'r articles are alway's nice to read! Keep it up.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:40 3

20. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 493; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


You're missing the point. Services are a two-way street. We (users) get the email, navigation, social apps, cloud storage, etc. The provider gets information they can mine for data to monetize - in Google's case, to sell more effective ads. If behooves them to make their services to everyone they can, even iOS customers.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 19:33 2

29. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Thanks!

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 20:02

30. darkkjedii (Posts: 23458; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Money

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 20:04 1

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 23458; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


We r consumers. Google, and apple make money from each other. I'm sure u understand it, it's called big business. It doesn't matter what u or I think when billions r at stake.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 20:05

32. darkkjedii (Posts: 23458; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well said bro

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 01:27

46. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


and iOS users are not 'few', they might just be giving biggest business to Google... considering number of folks using Safari!

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 07:48

50. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


best article i read in past few weeks. awesome read and reveals the truth about the disaster apple is unlike Ray S who is almost always biased.
now i personally dont want google to offer anything to apple/ios niether free nor for money. but google is unlike any other company in the world. they really follow ''DONT BE EVIL". gotta love google for being fair.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 17:56 7

3. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Apple is a good "Recipe" company. Best at lifting/copying/stealing and then branding as their own iNNOVATION and when faced with criticism they start suing to divert attention from cor issue. Now Copying "maps" :)

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 20:06 1

33. darkkjedii (Posts: 23458; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


If apple copied google maps then google copied Nokia ovi maps

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 20:27

36. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


Google maps were out before.
Ps, darkjedi, I know you love apple, but just admit they messed up.
Ps, waiting in line yet?

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 20:36 3

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 23458; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


nokias actullay came out first. Yes I love apple and also android and I'm heading up to AT&T at 9pm
If u follow my posts then u know I'm not a basher, I'm a defender of ios, and android. Can't wait for my ip5 and can't wait for jelly bean on my one x. I like how most android users r blasting apple maps like it won't get better c'mon bro u know it will. Apple and google r the big kids on campus and their products show it. Do u agree?

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 00:21

44. erico (Posts: 4; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


google maps debuted in 2005, nokia's ovi maps in 2001! So that's why it has the best mapping solution in the industry

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:01 7

5. biglou508 (Posts: 11; Member since: 17 May 2012)


if i was google i wouldnt make no apps for ios screw them i would keep everything for android. why make a app for them and a youtube app for them when then clearly are kicking you to the curb. whouldnt you want them to have no youtube and no good maps that whould drive people to android whouldnt it ?

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 20:33

37. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Android doesn't make Google any money. Ads do.

Google doesn't care if the ads are served to iOS or Android. As long as the ads are Google's, it's money in their pockets.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:10 1

9. hotdoggnboi (Posts: 10; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


how long???? AN ETERNITY! muhahahahaha

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:11 3

10. imkyle (Posts: 1079; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


As long as they feel they need too. They started this crap with banning the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:44 3

22. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


i wish all over the world the carriers start to boycot Apple.....

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 20:07

34. darkkjedii (Posts: 23458; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Keep wishing consumer. Carriers r in business to make money. Nuff said.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 21:08

39. viper1983 (Posts: 36; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


What a way to waste a wish. Get a life.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:16 8

11. bkb01 (Posts: 43; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)


how come this sounds like its googles fault? isnt it apples choice to remove google maps from ios and use their own maps instead?

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:26 2

13. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Good point. I've edited the title to fix that.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:27 5

14. MattAdorno (Posts: 19; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


Google's not ever going to snub Apple. Google wants as many people on the web as possible to look at its ads. They don't care how they get on, because virtually anywhere some does get on its going to make them money.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:29 3

16. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I couldn't have said it better myself! (granted, I have said exactly that before...)

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:32 2

18. RicoNZ (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Aug 2012)


Except Maps as an IP doesn't have ads.

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