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Google (GOOG) is working on an iOS Maps app for the App Store, sources tell the NYT, but doesn't...

Google (GOOG) is working on an iOS Maps app for the App Store, sources tell the NYT, but doesn't expect to have it ready before year's end. The Verge reports something similar. Apple's (AAPL) June decision to replace Google Maps in iOS 6 is said to have taken Google by surprise - the WSJ reported at the time that renewal talks broke down over disagreements related to a host of issues, such as branding, turn-by-turn navigation details, and Google's wish to include additional features such as Latitude. (Eric Schmidt)
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  • jerrycalpha
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    Apple has shot itself in the foot trying to screw over GOOG this time. This isn't like Siri which also wasn't ready for prime time, but it was more of a toy than a necessity for most. GOOG could whip out an app in a hurry if it wanted, but why not just hand Apple another shovel and let it keep digging?
    26 Sep 2012, 09:47 AM Reply Like
  • hmendell
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    Why can't Apple just restore the original app as an alternative, while the new google map app is readied?
    28 Sep 2012, 09:32 AM Reply Like
  • jeffcoe
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    probably due to the different size (screen form factor) of the new phone
    28 Sep 2012, 12:22 PM Reply Like
  • MarcoPruneri
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    I own a samsung galaxy s3 and an apple new iPad.
    I feel, using both every day, that there are pros and cons in the firmware of both products, but...
    Beside the fact, clear to every one that use both, that the samsung-android voice assistant is by far better (much faster, better match, allow to dictate longer on emails and text) than this new version of siri.
    Beside the fact that also the google maps are by far better than ios 6 maps, and that I sincerely hope that apple can catch up the gap.
    I feel that the apple approach vis-à-vis their customer is pretty high and mighty.
    I really do not like a company that erase from my device my personal choice of application, that don not leave me the freedom to choose, once I have bought their device, and that do this only for money.
    It' says a lot about the character of the people how drive apple!!!
    28 Sep 2012, 12:23 PM Reply Like
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