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[5]: Comment by Stephen!
by Tony Swash on Fri 21st Sep 2012 12:00 UTC 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[6]: Comment by Stephen!
by maccouch on Fri 21st Sep 2012 13:41 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Stephen!"
maccouch Member since:
2012-03-14

dude, no offense but where can i find such pristine record of inside information by darlymple?

That seems more one of those things that people say that then become socially accepted truths, no matter no one had ever done such study or even seen such data.

I might be wrong but then, we're back at my original question. Where can i find such record of 100% accuracy?

Edited 2012-09-21 13:42 UTC

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

"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?
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[citation needed]

Your standards of evidence are strange.

WHAT evidence? You haven't provided any - or do you seriously believe that the track record of the person making a claim is the same thing as evidence for that claim? Because it's not, in fact your post could be a textbook example of the "appeal to authority" fallacy.

And even then, you still managed to screw it up, because clearly only iFanboys consider Darlymple to be any kind of actual authority. Pretty sad that you can't even use a fallacious argument properly.

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RE[6]: Comment by Stephen!
by JAlexoid on Mon 24th Sep 2012 08:43 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Stephen!"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

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Edited 2012-09-24 08:47 UTC

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