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[2]: a bit of topic
by unclefester on Sat 22nd Sep 2012 03:13 UTC in reply to "RE: a bit of topic"
unclefester
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2007-01-13

Hundreds of people were lined up at APPLE STORES. Many (if not most) of those people in the were involved in ambush marketing schemes.

However there was absolutely no reason to go to an Apple store because they could have bought a iPhone 5 at thousands of other licenced carrier outlets without queuing.

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RE[3]: a bit of topic
by kaiwai on Sat 22nd Sep 2012 03:58 in reply to "RE[2]: a bit of topic"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Hundreds of people were lined up at APPLE STORES. Many (if not most) of those people in the were involved in ambush marketing schemes.

However there was absolutely no reason to go to an Apple store because they could have bought a iPhone 5 at thousands of other licenced carrier outlets without queuing.


It is the whole hype atmosphere and drones that seem to have this fetish about waiting in line. Reminds me of concerts in NZ - why wait in line when you could be at your keyboard in a nice warm house ready to buy it on ticketmaster as soon as it appears on their website? it dumb founds me seeing these queues - and Apple users wonder why there is a cottage industry of mockage around such behaviour.

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