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Nokia scraps Here Maps from the App Store because of iOS 7


Nokia has taken down its Right here Maps app from Apple’s App Retailer. It’s not to be had for obtain and gained’t come again shortly. The one solution to get admission to the Right here services and products on the iOS is thru right here.com.

There is not any fallout between Apple and Nokia, as a minimum we didn’t hear of any, however Nokia says the reason being within the iOS 7 up to date adjustments.

Right here is Nokia’s professional remark:

“Now we have made the choice to put off our HERE Maps app from the Apple App Retailer as a result of latest modifications to iOS 7 hurt the consumer expertise. iPhone customers can proceed to make use of the mobile internet model of HERE Maps below m.right here.com, providing them core region wants, reminiscent of search, routing, orientation, transit data and extra, all utterly totally free.”

As we stated, there’s little or no probability Right here Maps to come back again quickly. That’s as a result of Apple is very not going to revert no matter adjustments Nokia is speaking about. And it’s one much less competitor to Apple’s personal Maps app.

Right here Maps had some concerns on iOS – on occasion zooming failed, the app crashed, or used to be simply unstable and ugly to make use of. Anyway, it’s long gone now and simplest people who find themselves restoring from iTunes backups will proceed to have it after a fix.

I consider the app will in finding its means again on the Apple’s iOS although, for the reason that Right here services and products will change into a tremendous industry for Nokia after their Instrument and Products and services division goes to Microsoft subsequent year. Nokia on the other hand is retaining the HERE region products and services to itself and can handiest be licensing them to Microsoft, so Nokia will find a way to monetize the carrier on Android, iOS and automotive producers.