“Go back in time a couple of years, and the idea seemed pretty farfetched. After all, the two companies’ core businesses didn’t (and still don’t) intersect with each other, and they’d formed a healthy software partnership for the iPhone, with Google Maps and YouTube coming pre-installed on the device,” Jhonsa writes. “If anything, Apple and Google looked like allies dealing with a common enemy in the form of that monopoly-wielding colossus up the coast, Microsoft.”
Jhonsa writes, “But today, Microsoft has to look like a toothless giant to both of these firms, with Zune, Windows Mobile, and its search endeavors all more or less having flopped. And all the while, the Apple-Google relationship has slowly gone from being friendly, to ambivalent, to outright hostile.”
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MacDailyNews Take: If Apple unveiled a four-slice toaster today, Google would have a two-slice toaster in beta within a year and a half.