It was a good ride while it lasted.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt has resigned from Apple's Board of Directors. Schmidt's company has started to come into conflict with Apple's more and more with Android, Chrome and Chrome OS and even Google Apps debuting. Therefore it was in both companies best interest for him to no longer be involved in their top secret meetings.
Gone are the days where Schmidt and Jobs would skip down the street happily for Ben & Jerry's, slapping each other 5 after using the iPhone Maps application to find the nearest Starbucks and giving each other pounds, laughing hysterically while they see someone using a Zune to listen to music. Yes, those touching heartwarming moments are over, friend. But it's not like they were going to last even without this Board resignation.
Remember that amazing blog that was on this very website about the Google Voice app? (It was the one with amazing writing and rapier like wit.) It turns out there is a slight update. The FCC is investigating Apple, AT&T and Google as to what the deal is with the application approval process. They want to know exactly what happens when an application is submitted, and just who has say in the whole thing. The only one to come out of the investigation unscathed looks to be Google.
As Apple and Google distance themselves even further, prepare to hear the phrase, "Going Google" a heck of a lot in the next few months. Think Apples old school ‘Switch' ads for a new, nerdier generation.
Is that even possible?
If so be afraid, very afraid.