Comments on: iPhone Mystery: Why did Apple kill Google’s app? http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/24/iphone-mystery-why-did-apple-kill-googles-app/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Random Numbers http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/24/iphone-mystery-why-did-apple-kill-googles-app/#comment-362161 Tue, 28 Jul 2009 05:08:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18409#comment-362161 ““Is it just me or is Apple acting like the evil Microsoft by all of this tight control and rigidity?” wrote another.”

So someone has finally noticed? Apple has been a rigidly controlling company from the get-go. Tight controls on hardware, software, and just about everything else to do with Apple have kept their market share for computers in the niche category since their inception. It is M$ that has been flexible to a fault, making it much less secure but allowing more hardware and software flexibility in systems, thus making them cheaper.
In the handheld market, however, this rigidity is a good thing, making their iphone less likely to be destroyed by a third party app.

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By: Ian Page-Echols http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/07/24/iphone-mystery-why-did-apple-kill-googles-app/#comment-362086 Sat, 25 Jul 2009 23:03:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=18409#comment-362086 Seems to me that this should just be rolled into the default Maps program on the iPhone anyway, no point in a 2nd app. So Google should get Apple the info they need to update that program and call it good.

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