Munster: 2% of Google's profits come from the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad
Even though Google Maps won't be the mapping application for iOS out of the box, Google said at a press briefing on Wdnesday that it will still offer an iOS version of Google Maps as an app. Those used to it will still be able to download it from the Apps Store. Apple users are pretty much creatures of habit, so you can probably expect many of them to opt for the Google Maps app. Munster expects such an app from Google to overtake its other free iOS apps like Search, Gmail, Google+ and Translate.
1. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
20 bucks Apple won't approve the app.
2. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
Dear Google, do not support iOS devices.....without Google iOS devices are almost nothing and Google will survive without them ... their very narrow portfolio (just iPhone + iPad) is very risky and can end in a few years....it can be just temporary fashion....iOS is copy of Android and therefore iOS will never be a technological leader:
so why to buy iOS device in a few years? For me, why to buy iOS now?
3. robocopvn (Posts: 155; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)
I like Apple simple and pretty design, but I never love their software and eco system :D. Especially I hate how they act in the business. I will never forget when Mr Jobs claim that Iphone 4 is bug-free with their antene, and this is because of the user holding Iphone4 in the wrong way.
4. Slammer (Posts: 817; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
2% is not a huge profit margin. It's basically supplemental. I have always contended that if Apple wants to remain proprietary to their ecosystem, Google should cease offering their services through Apple. Google would stand to make better profits off those that switch over to them for their full services.