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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two more fails
by unclefester on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 04:24 UTC
unclefester
Member since:
2007-01-13

Two more failures:

1. It seems that up to 80% of black iPhone units come pre-scratched.

2. Apple has also infringed the trademarked Swiss railway clock design.

This is rapidly turning from triumph to disaster.

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RE: two more fails
by Soulbender on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 07:25 in reply to "two more fails"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

1. It seems that up to 80% of black iPhone units come pre-scratched.


Just like stonewashed jeans that's a feature. It allows the hipsters to pretend they've owned the new phone before it was even released. Maximum coolness.

2. Apple has also infringed the trademarked Swiss railway clock design.


You got it all wrong. They're paying homage to it.

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RE[2]: two more fails
by unclefester on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 23:27 in reply to "RE: two more fails"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Just like stonewashed jeans that's a feature. It allows the hipsters to pretend they've owned the new phone before it was even released. Maximum coolness.

Don't laugh but many of the iPhools really do consider the scratches to be feature.

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RE[2]: two more fails
by JAlexoid on Mon 24th Sep 2012 09:04 in reply to "RE: two more fails"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

You got it all wrong. They're paying homage to it.


And Samsung were paying homage to Apple! I never thought about that...

the clock icon in iOS 6 on the iPad is a blatant copy of a Hans Hilfiker design to which both the trademark and copyright is owned by the Swiss Federal Railways service.

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