Apple Vs Google

Google reportedly didn't expect Apple to ditch their maps so soon, still months away from releasing new app

Google reportedly didn't expect Apple to ditch their maps so soon, still months away from releasing new app

Apple has a year left on their most recent Google Maps agreement, apparently, and didn't expect Apple to remove them from [iOS 6](http://www.imore.com/ios-6) and launch a new app anywhere near this soon. Meaning, Google was caught flat-footed and won't be ready to ship a standalone Google Maps app for the App Store for several more months. This according to a quartet of stories...

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Samsung executive says $1 billion verdict was the worst case scenario, Google says it was more Samsung than Android

Samsung executive says $1 billion verdict was the worst case scenario, Google says it was more Samsung than Android

In the matter of Apple's [$1 billion verdict](http://www.imore.com/apple-vs-samsung-verdict-jury-finds-mostly-apple-orders-samsung-pay-over-1-billion-damages) over Samsung, we've already had two separate, yet [equally important PR statements](http://www.imore.com/apple-samsung-comment-1-billion-us-jury-verdict). Since then, a Samsung executive has said it's their worst case scenario,...

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What if Google had never made Android: how would iOS 6 be different today, and who would be Apple's biggest competitor?

What if Google had never made Android: how would iOS 6 be different today, and who would be Apple's biggest competitor?

The title really does say it all -- if Google had never gone ahead with Android and, instead, if they'd maintained their close relationship with Apple, what would [iOS 6](http://www.imore.com/ios-6) be like today? Would Google Maps still be there, and would it be as good as Google Maps on Android is? Would YouTube still be there, and be as good as YouTube on Android? What other services...

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