Interesting point of view from Gruber about Google and Apple on the Maps story. So Apple didn’t want to help Google collect user information while using Maps. We can see now that Google’s Maps for iOS 6 clearly want you to sign in with your Google account to sync your search and the like. Yeah, right.
But now that iOS provides a system wide sign in to Twitter and Facebook, can we pretend that Apple doesn’t help them to collect information about us in order to better target ads? I doubt it. The difference between this and Google isn’t very big.