“Now that Google’s Chrome browser has hit the App Store, there’s renewed consternation in geek circles over iOS’ inability to set something other than Safari as the default web browser.,” Rene Ritchie writes for iMore. “And when/if Google Maps for iOS comes to the App Store, no doubt many geeks will complain about the inability to set it, rather than Apple’s iOS 6 Maps, as the default location handler.”
“We geeks don’t just want to use things, we want to control how we use them. We want to be able to tap web links, or email addresses, or location markers, and have them open in something other that Safari or Mail or Maps,” Ritchie writes. “We want to launch Siri and have its natural language interface populate texts and make appointments and place calls in something other than Messages, Calendar, and Phone.”
Ritchie writes, “But here’s the thing — iOS isn’t now, nor has it ever been, made or meant for us geeks. And we knew this from the start.”
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