Apple will integrate both the photography sharing site, Flickr and video sharing site Vimeo in its iOS 7. This will allow millions of users to gain access to the two sites on their touch systems. It is a smart move indeed for the late Steve Jobs’ brainchild.
Already changes have been made. The integration of Twitter in iOS 5 is a prime example. Then the inclusion of Facebook in iOS 6 is another hard fact. Finally, Flickr and Vimeo will feature on the iOS 7 system. This will make it easy for users to sign in to the required site (be it Flickr or Vimeo) in a matter of minutes. This service extends to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch system users. Apple has distanced itself from Google and sided with Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo.
According to 9to5Mac, this is one of the main reasons for opting for Flickr. Meanwhile, both YouTube and Google Maps have been deleted from its products by Apple. They simply do not feature among its showpieces anymore. There have been stray rumors as to the possible future removal of both Flickr and Vimeo from the iOS 7. Of course, an official announcement is yet to be made and so finalization will have to wait for now. Such a move has been made previously with the iOS 4 when Facebook was removed at the 11th hour.
Thanks to this twin site integration, people will be able to share colorful pictures as well as fun-filled videos with their near and dear ones. Yahoo and Apple are having a whirlwind romance. And as for Vimeo, it will displace YouTube on the Apple menu of choices.
Google has become a sort of bête noire for Apple. If any site wants to enter Apple’s orbit it has to just show sufficient proof regarding the fact that it is not Google. As for the iOS 7 system, it is bound to be revealed at the Worldwide Developers Conference to be held in San Francisco next month. That is when the full story will come out. For now it is purely hearsay and like the lull before a storm.
The integration, once it does take place, will be “deep” indeed. Meanwhile coming back to Flickr, it has long since been superseded by Facebook and its concomitant acquisition Instagram. Yet there lie embers beneath the ashes and cinders. All is not lost and the forecast for the future is a livelier and lovelier Apple Operating System that will mesmerize the technology-using men and women of the world.