Every day one product from any company is the same way.
If that is the case they should have included it as a bonus program as part of OS6 and still given users full access to Google maps.
Then most folks would use Google and they would have to pay Google for that access.
If he truly wants people to move forward he needs to bring back the Google App period end of story.
Sell your stock and go buy Google if it upsets you that much.
I'm an Apple stock holder too. Apple product user as well. And I have no problem with this and haven't for many years. So at the least stop dropping the stock holder thing in there as if it gives you more right to an opinion or makes yours mean more. It doesn't.