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decx
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reply to darcilicious

Re: Google Maps coming back to iOS?

However, given that a potential Google Maps app would be replicating Apple Map's function, Apple might no allow it onto the App Store.


Hall
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said by decx:

However, given that a potential Google Maps app would be replicating Apple Map's function, Apple might no allow it onto the App Store.

Haha ! You don't think that it was Apple who went back to Google and asked/begged for this ? Why would Google invest development efforts if they weren't assured it would be a go ?


HiVolt
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reply to decx
said by decx:

However, given that a potential Google Maps app would be replicating Apple Map's function, Apple might no allow it onto the App Store.

That shit should be challenged in court... Just because Apple has a built in function, that it can't be made better by another company...

And clearly the Apple Maps are inferior...
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Hall
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Challenged in court ? Apple can pick and choose what apps they will allow in their store with no legal repercussions.

NefCanuck

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Mississauga, ON
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reply to HiVolt
said by HiVolt:

said by decx:

However, given that a potential Google Maps app would be replicating Apple Map's function, Apple might no allow it onto the App Store.

That shit should be challenged in court... Just because Apple has a built in function, that it can't be made better by another company...

And clearly the Apple Maps are inferior...

Thing is if Apple tried that they'd be blown out of the water so quickly, not even an iYacht could save them.

To wit:

Apple provides a weather app on the iPhone but allows several other (and far better) weather apps on the phone as well (I've never used the Apple weather app)

If they were to suddenly turn around and block Google maps claiming that it brought them harm while continuing to offer competing apps for other Apple provided apps?

Cue the Apple sauce

NefCanuck

Kearnstd
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reply to decx
said by decx:

However, given that a potential Google Maps app would be replicating Apple Map's function, Apple might no allow it onto the App Store.

the internet firestorm would be so strong Apple would have no choice but to allow Google Maps. The bad PR from blog posts and other media would not be something Apple could stop because its impossible to stop bad PR with your legal department.
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