» Schmidt on maps

Erica Ogg for GigaOm:

“Apple should have kept our maps,” he told the pair. He ignored a comment from Mossberg that Apple had reasons for dropping them (i.e. Google’s refusal to give Apple turn-by-turn directions)…

Surprise.

…and indicated that Apple had always planned to do its own maps solution, saying Google saw it coming “for a long time.”

Wait, I thought Apple blindsided poor Google? So confusing!