I’ve been ignoring vague speculation about what the iPhone 5 will look like and waiting for something substantive about iOS 6 software features. Now we have it, in the form of this article by Daniel Ionescu of PC World, republished in Macworld.
Much of the change can be summed up as: Goodbye, Google.
Google built-in-to-the-iOS apps, including Google Maps, will be replaced by Apple variants that Ionescu describes. YouTube (owned by Google) has already vanished. However, Google may release these for the iPhone as standalone apps.