Apple's Feud With Google Is Now Felt on iPhone
Sep 24, 2012, 06:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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In the latest version of Apple’s iPhone software, which became available Wednesday, Apple removed two mainstay apps, both Google products — Maps and YouTube.
The disappearing apps show just how far-reaching the companies’ rivalry has become, as well as the importance of mobile users to their businesses.
"It’s the two big kids kicking sand in the sandbox," said Colin Gillis, an analyst who covers Google and Apple for BGC Partners. "They’re now competing against each other with phones, with maps, with content, with search. They’re going head-to-head."