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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 26 Sep 2012, 06:30

46. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


No....Siri will just ask to show you a picture of a unicorn.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 21:33

52. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Ahh...I meant to say pic of a stallion. Thats why I couldnt find the phrase when I Googled it...lol.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 01:10 1

36. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


WEll if u buy apple you just have to buy more and more adapters and gadgets for it to work....ha ha makes me laugh XD ....thats how apple makes its empire and stealing money form ppl .....this is just too hilarious , all ur life you just have to buy and buy .....

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 09:43

50. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Apples new slogan...."There's an adapter for that".... Nice.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 06:10

44. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I take it some missed the sarcasm....lol

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 08:59 1

49. Aeires (unregistered)


Seriously, I thought it was obvious. lol

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:07 8

9. JcHnd (Posts: 103; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


So now I can go to the church while I eat my whopper? cool!

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:07 2

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


the amazing apple maps! just wow! :P

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:21 4

24. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


apple doesn't want to be sued by google for having a burgerking building where the burgerking location is(as in google maps)

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:08 1

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


just wait iPhone users...

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:09 2

13. vivek_ananda (Posts: 25; Member since: 20 Jan 2012)


apple is blinded by its arrogance and ego. If they don't realise it soon, they are gonna end up like blackberry

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:13 2

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


well... they are fruits! they have their own world!

but thats the very reason why apple make its own maps.. and want to hire google engineer! they want to be a one comepany!

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:15 4

19. vddeguzman (Posts: 41; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


It was just an arrogant move for Apple. Also, as if they made their own maps only this year. They've been working on it for 3 years, so using Apple maps in iOS is not because Google maps in Android have turn-by-turn navigation while iOS doesn't. This is just a lame excuse for Apple to make Google look bad.

From what I understand from this article, Apple puts the blame on Google for not offering the same features of Google Maps in iOS. If iOS have turn-by-turn navigation then Apple wouldn't have used their own maps.

Apple is really good in fooling their users to blame Google rather than them. If Apple owners believe this crap, then indeed these guys are stupid and deserve to suffer faulty unreliable maps by their beloved Apple.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:16 3

21. ogtomasx (Posts: 47; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Goooo Ahead beg for GOOGLE MAPS...LOL i hope google charge at least 9.99 in the apple store that would be super funny....

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 22:20

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


so basically only android and google use google maps now.. while nokia maps will be avaialable to kindle fire, windows phone and nokia asha and as a website for all platform!

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 02:18

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


Google Maps is available in a website version. Try maps.google.com

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 01:13 1

37. xtremesv (Posts: 298; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Apple is hiring former Google Maps employees? Will Apple develop a Google Maps copycat? Naaahhhh, they're so creative, they don't steal ideas.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 06:13 1

45. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Notice how you dont see too many comments about this from Pro Apple folks.

Maybe they are starting to see the hypocrisy of Apple?

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 01:43

38. sabretigger (Posts: 54; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


I think Apple must of found vulnerabilities in Google's patents for their maps, hence Apple has rushed their patented map service and may be planning to sue..

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 02:15

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


More like Apple did not want to continue feeding ad revenues and search info to Google. There were also qualitative differences between Maps for iOS and Navigation for Android (for example, no integration with contacts, where you can open a contact record and have Navigation give you turn-by-turn directions to that address). Apple thought their home-grown mapping solution was further along than it really was. This is an example of the difference between Steve and Timmy - Steve personally uses the stuff he is trying to sell. Timmy delegates. Guess who knows sooner that something is not ready for prime time?

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 06:40

47. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


why did apple do what they did?
Cause they are proud arrogant schmucks who think out of their rear ends!
Really in the end its a loss for the sheep...not that I feel sorry for them :)

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 08:03

48. loki1618 (Posts: 22; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)


I agree with apple. If you selling me something you have to sell it to me with everything that it comes with, don't leave one of its best feature out and use it for yourself and then give me the left over. I don't want it. so good going apple creating your own stuff and now that you have identify its flaws you can fix them with the next update which i hope will be by the end of november.

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