Yesterday, we took a look at how Android has closed the app gap on iOS, at least when it comes to those very essential apps you are likely to get. MacStories brings a new interesting perspective on the changing app landscape. Apple’s mobile journey started with Steve Jobs’ notable “you can’t really think about the internet of course without thinking about the Google” phrase at the unveiling of the original iPhone, it give the impression that nowadays Apple is doing its best to split itself from the Google.
Primarily, the iPhone was dependent on Google services such as Google search, Maps and YouTube. Fast forward to iOS 6 and two essential components are gone - Maps is ditched for Apple’s own solution. Native YouTube app is going out of iOS 6. For sure, Apple has slowly but surely started integrating often competing non-Google services and other apps. As a search option Bing was offered, Twitter and Facebook integration became deeper and for China local services took over. Siri is becoming a bigger part of the iPhone experience.
Source : Phonearena