Slowly they turn, step by step, inch by inch. ‘Tis no secret Cupertino and searchzilla have been falling out of love since 2007’s wholesale larceny of the iPhone design and attendant Android launch. Recent evidence of the decline in relations includes Apple’s decision to drop Google Maps in iOS 6 and, now, Google has taken the modest step of shutting down their Mac blog.
The Google Mac Blog is going bye-bye and the company’s reasoning is straight forward and, frankly, nonthreatening at face value, which of course won’t be left to stand:
More than five years ago, we created this blog to tell you about our software for Macs. Since then, Apple’s products have become more popular than ever, and we’ve kept up by offering strong support for OS X and iOS, including the speedy and popular Google Chrome for OS X, the amazing Google Earth, and a whole bunch of excellent iOS apps.
Translation? Apple used to be so cute, those imploring kitten eyes really snookered us, and now it has turned into giant mobile killing, top-of-the-foodchain beast.
Our Mac and iOS support has now become so mainstream that we realized we just don’t need to keep Mac news on its own blog, so we won’t be posting here any longer. For updates, we encourage you to visit our blogs for individual products, like the Chrome Blog and the Lat Long Blog.
Translation: The love is gone and, if you think we’re done cutting the cords that bind us, just wait and see…
What’s your take?