Apple... Please stop depending on google.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hcho3, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    Google made youtube app and google map for iOS 4. But, did we see any updates what so ever on this? No. Iphone 4 still doesn't offer google map navigation and youtube app hasn't been updated yet for past 3 years. I don't know if apple is blocking them or google is just focusing on their own OS, Android. But, I hope apple breaks away from google and release their own maps with voice guidance. I see the Bing search as their first start, but apple needs to hurry up. Your thoughts?
  2. OlgaJ macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2009
    What makes you think that Apple depends on Google and what is it that you would want as an alternative?

    I'm very pleased with YouTube on the iphone. Especially the latest access is a joy to use:
  3. TranceNW macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2007
    Essex, United Kingdom
    You know Apple designed the YouTube and Maps app right?
    If anyone is responsible for not updating them, it's Apple.

    For the record, i'm happy with them. My only niggle would be the lack of a HQ option for YouTube on the iPhone, but with the new this is now less of an issue.
  4. kysee macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2010
  5. Phokus macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2010
    Yes apple, please stop depending on the biggest/best cloud computing service on the internet :rolleyes:
  6. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
  7. shawntkeating macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2010
  8. Vihzel macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2010
    What would happen if Google completely dropped all of their services for the iPhone?
  9. quotison macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2009
    Google's services would be considerably less popular and profitable.
  10. marksman macrumors 603


    Jun 4, 2007
    Youtube app has been updated a couple of times actually.
  11. Vihzel macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2010
    I meant what would that be for iPhone users if Google blocked even Google Search? Would they all use Bing? What would happen if Google blocked Youtube to iPhone users? If Hulu can selectively allow who has access, can't Google?
  12. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Apple is on the business making a profit, and its doing a good job at it. Trying to replace google's map, voice is a money losing proposition. Bing is awful and I'm glad they're not using it.
  13. Rus Shackleford macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2003
    NC, US
    totally disagree. They ARE going to replace google's map app which is a great idea (can't be dependent on it and also they need turn by turn gps) and the new is sufficient to drop the youtube app or just keep it as is.
  14. Fernandez21 macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2010
    You do realize apple is the one in charge of google maps and the YouTube app on the iPhone, right? They use google's services, but the actuall apps were all done by apple. And google maps was just updated, it's higher res now and the squares of the map fade in instead of just popping up. If it doesn't have turn by turn that's on apple, they probably didn't include it because of apps like Tom Tom and navigon.
  15. impulse462 macrumors 68000


    Jun 3, 2009
    You are right about hulu, and I'm sure Google COULD selectively allow who has access and who doesn't, but that is not what Google stands for, so I doubt we'd see them do something like that
  16. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2010
    New York
    You are correct! Like iPhone's iOS, Google Maps and Youtube it's basically the same apps we have seen since 2007 with a few minor tweaks. It's a shame how slow Apple moves to improve anything.
  17. xmtgx macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2010
    Its a big issue for a OCD person like me. Now I have 2 youtube apps on my screen. Just sayin.

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