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Google ‘Would Still Really Like’ Apple To Use Its Maps, Says Eric Schmidt

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We’re sure the tech world won’t soon forget the drama Apple created when it decided to ditch Google Maps for their own Apple Maps application as it was obvious the company wasn’t completely ready to take their mapping application to the main stage. Months later, Google published its own Google Maps application onto iOS, which was a complete success, and shows people want Google Maps on the iPhone, especially Google’s former CEO, Eric Schmidt.

Schmidt spoke at today’s AllThingsD Mobile Conference and admitted Google would love to work with Apple once again to offer a really great app experience for iOS users. “We would still really like them to use our maps,” Schmidt said. “It would be easy for them to take the app in the store and put it as their basic one.”

After the big event Apple made out of getting Google Maps off of its platform as the default mapping solution for its iOS devices, we’re not entirely sure if Apple wants to work with Google anytime soon for its mapping needs. Which is fine with us as we could easily replace Apple Maps with Google Maps in just a couple of taps.

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