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It is like thanking a thief for picking up some trash on your floor and throwing it out before they leave with the goods they stole.
Good point. People forget that Google really left Apple little choice but to bring to market its own mapping solution.
First, Apple can do anything it wants. It has over a hundred billion dollars and growing in the bank. Second, Google's product might be better for the way you use maps, but you assume everybodies use is the same.i have tested Google's Maps and Apple's Maps in providing local directions. In providing directions Apple's maps is on par with Google, and Apple's offering looks better. If you want local poi information, Google's offering is significantly better for local...
  Perhaps you have a broken iPhone? Seriously, I can see why one would prefer Google Maps over Apple Maps, but Siri rocks. It also keeps getting better. iOS 8 made her much more responsive, and increased her knowledge base. I get surprised everyday with things I can ask her.  Further, studies show more people use the default apps on the iPhone, so Google is being deprived of a lot of iPhone users data, which Apple is gaining. In Maps, Apple is the underdog, but the App...
  To each their own, but I prefer Apple Maps. It works better on the iPhone than Google's solution. Street View is cool, but I really use that. 
  It does, but only for iTunes Radio and for Apps. It doesn't for search, email, etc.
  That sort of makes it hard for some features to work like suggested searches that rely on sharing your search history.
  You see in some ways this is what makes Apple a better company then Google and Microsoft. Apple is perfectly happy with teaming up with others to provide its users' service. It doesn't have to own every service it provides. Further, why team up with Yahoo, when Yahoo uses Bing's search engine? Bing also is a good search engine for 90 percent of what I imagine people search for. It isn't as good as Google for more technical stuff, but that will change.
 Why? Further, Apple does ask you when you set up your device whether you want to opt in to location services.
Since Spotlight uses Bing it seems likely Apple has to work with Microsoft.
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