As expected, Apple's (AAPL +0.5%) iOS 6 will have built-in Facebook (FB +2.1%) integration....

As expected, Apple's (AAPL +0.5%) iOS 6 will have built-in Facebook (FB +2.1%) integration. Features include the ability to "Like" iTunes content, post status updates from the notification menu, and directly share content from apps. Also announced (live blog) is Apple's new mapping solution (no more Google Maps), which features 3D models of cities and turn-by-turn navigation - the latter is leading to further weakness (previous) in Garmin (GRMN -7.6%).

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  • Herr Hansa
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    I wonder if AAPL will actually block the ability to install GOOG Maps on iPhone and iPad after iOS 6 launches.
    11 Jun 2012, 03:01 PM Reply Like
  • Applocrat
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    I doubt it, that would alienate customers who prefer google maps, and leave Apple open to legal action. I imagine they will simply let the product speak for itself.
    11 Jun 2012, 03:14 PM Reply Like
  • dieuwer
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    The built-in feature will surely be blocked by European courts if no opt-out is provided. It's called "illegal bundling".


    See Microsoft vs. EU:
    12 Jun 2012, 12:54 PM Reply Like
  • mogando
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    didn't Apple already block 3rd party iOS apps that duplicate built-in functionality ?


    i guess it's legal because unlike MSFT, Apple doesn't charge anything for iOS (the fact that iPhones command less than 30% of global smartphone share also helps the argument that AAPL is not abusing monopoly, unlike MSFT/IE)
    17 Sep 2012, 10:12 AM Reply Like
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