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Why did Apple pull Google Maps with a year still left on the contract?

0. phoneArena 25 Sep 2012, 21:50 posted on

The thought was that Apple had replaced Google Maps with its own application because the contract between Apple and Google had expired and because Apple wanted Google off iOS; it turns out Apple still had a year left before the contract expired...

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posted on 25 Sep 2012, 21:56 29

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Burger king here I Come!!! :D

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:22 37

25. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Not if you can't find it.
On second thought, iPhone users don't need turn-by-turn; they just follow each other until they get where they are going.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 23:37 4

30. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


benny hill music starts to play

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK6TXMsvgQg

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 23:52

31. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


:-D :-D
thats right
goo.gl/d6Avm

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 00:32

35. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


yeah, but who is leading the one in front? And where are they going?

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 03:05 3

42. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


Tim Cook, and they are going to Burger King..

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 21:59 1

2. triPleD (Posts: 13; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


im the first commenter

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:00 24

5. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


sorry dude, wendygarett will always be there when it comes to apple news! :D

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:17 5

22. LionStone (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


HaHa, she beat him by a mile! :-)

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 02:42 1

41. lyndon420 (Posts: 4564; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Yeah...by 3 seconds.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:02 3

7. VJo003 (Posts: 359; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


Looser
LOL

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:12 12

14. remtothemax (Posts: 260; Member since: 02 May 2012)


...you mean loser?

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:15 1

18. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


haha!! good one!

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:16 1

20. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

talk about self infliction :)))))

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:42 2

27. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


haha epic fail..

or should I say: EPIC FALE

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 00:05 2

33. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Looser than what?

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 00:10

34. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Don't ask a high school student that question lol.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 03:07 1

43. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


if you want to extend that "O" sound, put more than two O's..
otherwise the meaning won't be so tight..

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 11:24

51. MAS10X (Posts: 38; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)


Woah ho ho... I saw what you did there, +1

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 21:59 1

3. triPleD (Posts: 13; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


darn!

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 23:58 1

32. wendygarett (unregistered)


Here's a cookie :)

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 21:59 3

4. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


They did notice those things but they can't do anything to fix it on time. They should have let the contract expire before releasing a maps app that's fully functional and well built. What they did was like an "Elop's thing" where they dump a good product before having a nicely built one.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 23:10 3

29. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


And, based on other articles that have 'leaked', it doesn't look like Google is going to be releasing a Google Maps app for iOS any time soon. Apple may have drunk too much of its Kool-Aid this time around....

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:02 2

6. Aeires (unregistered)


Apple has an adapter for the Lightning connector that has a built in GPS chip and remote control capability. When you purchase it, it syncs with the satellites and uses voice commands from Siri to take control of your car to get you to your destination. They don't need Google, they've got it all covered.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:06

8. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Covered as in the whole world covered with not uniform maps? Maps with grayscale images. Maps that's inaccurate. Maps that will get you lost instead of guiding you?

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:08 4

11. Aeires (unregistered)


Siri knows all, resistance is futile.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:14 1

16. SugarShockFrantic (Posts: 73; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


thats just a creepy thing to say

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:35

26. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Your avatar's a creepy thing to look at.
LOL YO!!!!!!

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:14 5

17. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


try asking where you leave your keys.

"Siri, where did I leave my keys?"

tongtong..

"Do you want me to search the web for that?"

NICE!

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:44 5

28. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


hmmm I guess the new Siri update says:

"not sure, but wherever you find them, thats where they are."

:/

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