Apple shifts to OpenStreetMap in iOS iPhoto

A week ago, we reported on Foursquare ditching Google Maps for OpenStreetMap, a move that surprised the web industry, but that the social network suggested was logical from a flexibility and financial standpoint. Now, OpenStreetMap has revealed Apple is the latest company to make this shift, albeit tentatively and not yet on a worldwide basis.

Apple's relationship with Google has soured in recent years, largely through Google's creation of Android. The recent unveiling of OS X Mountain Lion showcased new Share Sheets that send content to a number of social networks. Notably, YouTube is not an available option, with Apple instead using Vimeo for videos. And now it looks like Apple has taken the first step towards removing Google's mapping services from its operating systems and software, starting with the iOS release of iPhoto.

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