Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Sep 2012 19:24 UTC
Apple "The major new feature of the company's new iOS 6 mobile operating system is a new mapping module developed by Apple itself - a replacement for the Google-supplied maps that have been standard on the iPhone since it debuted in 2007. It is a change borne not of user demand, but of corporate politics: Google's Android platform is the biggest competitive threat to the iPhone, so Apple is cutting ties with Google. iPhone owners might have loved Google Maps, but Apple has no love for Google. Unfortunately, Apple's new maps are simply not as good as Google's." That's putting it mildly - my own town barely even exists on Apple's maps. It's basically a trainwreck, and according to The Verge, Apple has been working on this for the past five years. This is what happens when a company cares more about stupid grudges than its customers. Considering how much effort it has taken Google to get where it is now with maps, don't expect Apple's maps to even get near Google Maps any times soon. This isn't going to take months - this is going to take several years, if at all.
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RE: Interesting Apple maps FAQ
by sakeniwefu on Sat 22nd Sep 2012 03:35 UTC in reply to "Interesting Apple maps FAQ"
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Nice astroturf Q&A. It could be that Google pays you so we all think Apple is paying you to post this crap. Maybe this is part of Microsoft's job interview process? Alas, we will never know for sure.

The app as it has been released is completely unacceptable as a product. People are relying on the GPS mapping abilities of their phones and sub-tablets to find their way.

It's 1:00 AM and you want to go back to your bussiness hotel and the app leads you into a dangerous neigborhood, is Apple going to pay for your funeral expenses?

My only Apple product is an iPod touch which isn't affected by this because the app is useless without a GPS and a steady 3G connection, but I certainly won't be upgrading to iOS 6 if this is Apple's new idea of Quality Control.

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