The Wall Street Journal chronicles Apple’s souring relationship with Google and how Apple plans to oust Google Maps from the iPhone.
Apple has been hatching the plan to evict Google Maps from the iPhone for years, according to current and former Apple employees. The plan accelerated as smartphones powered by Google’s Android software overtook the iPhone in shipments.
I’m really wary of Apple forging a close relationship with a company like Facebook. Apple has been royally betrayed by a Partner (Google) in the past and Facebook is more than capable of pulling a fast one on Apple.
iPhone is the only phone on the market that has admirably withstood the attack of the Android army. I believe Google’s sole aim when they released Android 1.0 in Sep, 2008 was to destroy the iPhone. I’m really happy to see Apple’s recent moves to reduce their dependence on an unreliable partner like Google. We will see where Apple is heading after next week’s WWDC (June 11-15, 2012).