In the U.S., Apple is still the leading hardware and software supplier and the sixth largest software company worldwide by revenue. Apple also happens to be the number one consumer electronics brand, according to Brand Finance. Apple already has over 2,000 hospitals and medical centers listed as test sites, and the number of healthcare facilities has been growing by more than half year-over-year for four consecutive years.” The Verge Apple Maps will replace search in Apple’s iOS 6 app this autumn, an update that will reportedly remove Google Maps integration entirely.” “With the introduction of iOS 6 for iPhones and iPads, Apple Maps will replace search in the App Store app store, a big move that will make the app a lot less of an integrated part of iPhone users’ mobile environment, meaning that Apple may be more inclined to focus on what it calls ‘iOS experiences.’ While a little bit of the mapping may be retained, Maps users will have less data to sift through, and will get less information from the app than they would get from Google Search or Microsoft Bing,” notes the Verge . “Apple is offering a new “Help Center” to help users stay safe and with their doctors,” says The Wall Street Journal, explaining why the new iOS maps apps are not yet showing up in iPhone users’ iTunes libraries. “If you go to the Apple menu, tap on ‘Help,’ and then ‘Apps, then Find & Try,’ you’ll be able to load the app and see a few things from the apps, like how the app has been used at the local Apple Store,” says ABC News . “Apple is the number one consumer electronics brand, according to Brand Finance.” More: Apple is still the leading hardware and software supplier and the sixth largest software company worldwide by revenue. Apple also happens to be the number one consumer electronics brand, according to Brand Finance.
And so the inevitable is happening: Apple is going to give us a whole lot of cool Google Maps goodies on our iPhone! The reason why I don’t think they should release them on the web at this point is twofold: first, it gives the impression that they have a better implementation than Google, and secondly (and the point of this rant) that they only made that sort of move in that one app. This point is hard to substantiate, or at least I never did (until now), but it’s on record as being the case.
As to what this means for us who don’t care enough to read about iPhone-related news, I’ll be the first to offer my opinion on if they truly think that’s so. Either way, I thought I’d share my thoughts with you all now.