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Apple may replace Google with Baidu for Chinese iOS

Apple may replace Google with Baidu for Chinese iOS

New sources from Bloomberg are confirming rumors that Apple may be replacing Google with Baidu for the Chinese version of iOS. The sources say that the announcement could come as soon as next week, when Apple will be hosting its annual WWDC event. The move adds to the notion that Apple is trying to reduce its dependence on Google products, following reports that Apple may replace Google Maps with its own in-house mapping service.

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Apple and Google set to battle over mobile mapping

Apple and Google set to battle over mobile mapping

Back in 2007 when the Apple iPhone debuted, Google and Apple were happily working together in the mapping services market. The iPhone used Google Maps technology to provide users with the location of businesses and other details while Apple pushed a lot of traffic through Google servers and to Google search. As the iPhone became more and more popular and Google unveiled its Android operating system, the cooperation started to sour between the two firms.

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Google holding Maps event on June 6th

Google holding Maps event on June 6th

There’s been a lot of speculation regarding Apple’s move to a new mapping system in iOS 6, with the company tipped to drop Google Maps in favor of its own mapping acquisitions, especially with C3 Technologies. We’ll probably find out more at WWDC, but Google has just announced that it’s holding a Google Maps event on June 6th that will present "the next dimension of Google Maps.”

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Expect these three things at Apple’s WWDC 2012 Keynote

Expect these three things at Apple’s WWDC 2012 Keynote

On the 11th of June at 10AM PST, we'll be liveblogging the Apple WWDC 2012 official keynote, but before we get there, we've got some educated hypothesizing to do. First we must decide if its possible that Apple would release one or several new devices or device refreshes at that event. Next, we've got to assess how important it is that Apple push forward with new software in this ever-changing mobile-minded world of ours. Finally, we've got to set the stage for the event itself - gotta get prepped!

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Mockup shows potential design for iOS 6 maps

Mockup shows potential design for iOS 6 maps

Details emerged earlier this month about Apple’s plans to overhaul the Maps application for iOS. Cupertino is said to be ditchong Google Maps in favor of its own internal offering, put together using the various mapping company acquisitions it's made over the past several years. BGR claims to have some new images of the maps that will be used in iOS 6, and has created a very rough mockup of what to expect from the redesigned Maps application.

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Apple iCloud beta website shows iOS 6

Apple iCloud beta website shows iOS 6

This week some intrepid iOS developers have discovered a new portal coming your way soon: Apple's iCloud beta, complete with code references to the new iOS 6 mobile operating system. This climpse has not yet shown just one whole heck of a lot of information about what we're in for in the future for Apple's mobile devices, but we can see that we're in for some more cloud integration of services soon. Included in this beta portal are references and images of both Apple's Notes and Reminders, both of them set for iOS on the iPhone, for example, coming to the iCloud soon we must expect.

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iOS 6 will feature Apple’s custom Map app

iOS 6 will feature Apple’s custom Map app

We’ve seen numerous hints that Apple has been working on its own in-house maps solution with the purchase of several mapping companies and the unusual switch to OpenStreetMaps in iPhoto for iOS. Now 9to5Mac has heard from trusted sources the Apple’s own mapping solution will be unveiled as part of iOS 6 when it’s announced in the coming months.

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Microsoft backs OpenStreetMap to compete with Google Maps

Microsoft backs OpenStreetMap to compete with Google Maps

Google Maps may be the dominant player in the mapping business still, but there's a rising star in an open-source competitor called OpenStreetMap that's been heavily backed by Microsoft. Due to the high fees of using Google Maps, some major services, including FourSquare and Apple's iPhoto app, have already defected to using OpenStreetMap instead.

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Apple subpoenaed by FTC in Google antitrust probe

Apple subpoenaed by FTC in Google antitrust probe

As part of the investigation into antitrust allegations against Google, the FTC has subpoenaed Apple for details on the business relationship between the two tech companies. Apple currently uses Google as the default search engine on its iPhone and iPad under terms that rivals, such as Microsoft, believe are anti-competitive.

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iPhoto for iOS ditches Google Maps

iPhoto for iOS ditches Google Maps

The relationship between Apple and Google has increasingly been a tense one, with Android continuing to gobble up market share in the smartphone space, as well as patent disputes and litigation with Apple and Android OEMs suing each other left and right. In a move that seemingly sees Apple further distancing itself from Google and its services, Google Maps isn’t used in iPhoto for iOS.

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