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[3]: Comment by Stephen!
by Tony Swash on Fri 21st Sep 2012 11:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Stephen!"
Tony Swash
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2009-08-22

Google wanted to add stuff - but Apple didn't do it. Recent articles on the web confirm that this was the case because Apple was already working on its own mapping application, which they released with iOS 6. In fact, a modern Google Maps application has been ready for a while now, but Apple won't approve it for iOS.

http://9to5mac.com/2012/09/20/google-has-an-ios-6-maps-app-awaiting...

Please, stick to the facts. This is entirely Apple's OWN doing.


Turns out that that rumor is false. Jim Dalrymple at the Loop, who is known to have insider information from Apple and has a perfect track record of posting a 'yep' or 'nope' against various Apple rumors has posted a 'nope on this one. Based on his previous 100% record I take that as confirmation of a definite no on the Google map app submission rumor.

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RE[4]: Comment by Stephen!
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 21st Sep 2012 11:32 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Stephen!"
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2005-06-29

He is also a bigger Apple fanboy than Gruber (which says a lot) and hates Google with a passion, and thus, has a clear motivation to say "no" in this case.

I'm not going to believe that dude.

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RE[5]: Comment by Stephen!
by Tony Swash on Fri 21st Sep 2012 12:00 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Stephen!"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

He is also a bigger Apple fanboy than Gruber (which says a lot) and hates Google with a passion, and thus, has a clear motivation to say "no" in this case.

I'm not going to believe that dude.


Even though he has a 100% track record of verification in relation to Apple rumors? Your standards of evidence are strange.

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RE[5]: Comment by Stephen!
by MOS6510 on Fri 21st Sep 2012 12:29 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Stephen!"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

But does he have an Apple necktie? I do, since this morning.

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v RE[5]: Comment by Stephen!
by konrad on Sat 22nd Sep 2012 07:29 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Stephen!"
RE[5]: Comment by Stephen!
by brichpmr on Sat 22nd Sep 2012 12:25 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Stephen!"
brichpmr Member since:
2006-04-22

He is also a bigger Apple fanboy than Gruber (which says a lot) and hates Google with a passion, and thus, has a clear motivation to say "no" in this case.

I'm not going to believe that dude.


Actually, your broad brush opinion says more about you than it does about Gruber. You don't know diddly squat about Gruber's motivations; however, he sounds rather credible being interviewed by Charlie Rose the other night.

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RE[5]: Comment by Stephen!
by Tony Swash on Tue 25th Sep 2012 09:53 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Stephen!"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

He is also a bigger Apple fanboy than Gruber (which says a lot) and hates Google with a passion, and thus, has a clear motivation to say "no" in this case.

I'm not going to believe that dude.


Turns out his was right and you were wrong

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/25/us-google-iphone-idUSBRE8...

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