“Google Inc has made no move to provide Google Maps for the iPhone 5 after Apple Inc dropped the application in favour of a home-grown but controversial alternative, Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said,” Kevin Krolicki reports for Reuters.
“Apple launched its own mapping service earlier this month when it began providing the highly anticipated update to its mobile software platform iOS 6 and started selling the iPhone 5,” Krolicki reports. “‘We think it would have been better if they had kept ours. But what do I know?’ Schmidt told a small group of reporters in Tokyo. ‘What were we going to do, force them not to change their mind? It’s their call.'”
MacDailyNews Take: What do you know? Nothing much since you got your ass kicked off Apple’s BoD, mole. Interestingly, shortly thereafter, you magically outlived your usefulness at Google and then got kicked upstairs, mole.
Krolicki reports, “Schmidt said Google and Apple were in constant communication “at all kinds of levels.” But he said any decision on whether Google Maps would be accepted as an application in the Apple App Store would have to be made by Apple. ‘We have not done anything yet,’ he said… Schmidt said he hoped Google would remain Apple’s search partner on the iPhone but said that question was up to Apple.”
“‘Apple is the exception, and the Android system is the common model, which is why our market share is so much higher,’ Schmidt said, adding that success was often ignored by the media, which he said was ‘obsessed with Apple’s marketing events and Apple’s branding. That’s great for Apple but the numbers are on our side,’ he said.”
MacDailyNews Take: Google’s transition from respected innovation into the 21st century’s Microsoft is now complete. Trumpeting numbers generated from endless “Buy One Get X Free” promotions and millions of Chinese feature phones using so-called “Android” that no respectable company would count. And, as always, Android still doesn’t come first with mobile developers.
And, by the way, some numbers mean more than others, mole:
Apple rakes in 71% of the world’s smartphone profits – September 8, 2012
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MacDailyNews Take: We don’t want your Maps, mole. Have fun tracking and trying to sell ads bound for your cheapskate “Buy One Get X Free” Fragmandroid pigeons. This is all Google’s loss: iOS users are the ones with money to spend and the will to spend it; you’ll have no access to hundreds of millions of the world’s cream-of-the-crop consumers, mole.
That’s right, the world’s best, most well-heeled mobile consumers do not use Google Maps.
Meanwhile, Apple’s Maps will relentlessly continue to improve. Keep trying to spin it all as a “win” to your advertisers and the rest of the world, mole.
Let Google’s rueing continue unabated.
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