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Jeff Campbell
06-02-2011, 06:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://gigaom.com/apple/why-apple-wont-be-flying-solo-on-maps-anytime-soon/' target='_blank'>http://gigaom.com/apple/why-apple-w...s-anytime-soon/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Former Google CEO and current Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said Tuesday that Google recently reached a deal with Apple that will ensure Google search and maps products continue to appear on the iPhone. Speaking at the D9 conference put on by AllThingsD, Schmidt revealed that Google and Apple continue to be good business partners in some regards, even as their rivalry makes working together in other areas harder."</em></p><p><img height="181" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1306986915.usr105634.jpg" style="margin-left: 210px; margin-right: 210px;" width="180" /></p><p>The maps work extremely well on the iPhone, in fact it may be my most used program other than the finance ones, so until they get it working as well, I doubt Apple will split from Google. I can bet that they will eventually since they prefer to do as much in house as possible, and they have even posted <a href="http://www.tuaw.com/2011/05/04/apple-looking-to-hire-ios-maps-application-developer/" target="_blank">job announcements</a> looking for help, but this announcement says to me that Apple isn't quite there with their own mapping system.&nbsp;</p>