Earlier this week, Apple made a bold move by banning Facebook from distributing any of its internal iOS apps. Google quickly responded by choosing to disable its Screenwise Meter internal app, but that apparently wasn't enough. Now, it's been reported that Apple has also chosen to ban Google from its internal app distribution.
Updated 5:21 PM EST: Google says it's working to resolve banned iOS apps
Following this report, a Google spokesperson reached out to The Verge with the following statement:
Shortly after that, Apple issued its own statement, saying:
According to a report from The Verge:
Neither Google nor Apple has commented on this news, but it's a big move nonetheless.
Shortly following Apple's ban of Facebook, the company noted that:
It was already pretty evident that Apple was serious about these rules when it banned Facebook, and the banning of Google is further evidence of that point.
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