Apple-Google deal took a wrong turn over directions, report says

Turn by turn directions will bring iOS users something Android owners have had for quite a while.
(Credit: Apple)
What led Apple to boot Google Maps from iOS 6? A new report claims that negotiations between the two companies broke down over disagreements on features and control of the app, which came preloaded on every single iOS device.
All Things Digital reports that one dispute involved spoken turn-by-turn directions, a feature that debuted on Android but hadn’t made its way to Apple’s own Google-powered maps product.
At the same time, Google wanted in-app branding and extra Google…

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