Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Sep 2012 23:51 UTC, submitted by someone
Apple "It seems like people really hate the new Maps in iOS 6. Now, I'm not disputing that Maps does give a lot of strange results to a lot of people all around the world, but for a large, large number of people, iOS 6 Maps has been a huge improvement over Google Maps. I'm talking about those of us who live in China (you know, the place with 1.3+ billion people and the second-largest economy in the world)." Fascinating.
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RE: Two mapping strategies
by Neolander on Wed 26th Sep 2012 14:26 UTC in reply to "Two mapping strategies"
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Apple's approach to mapping is different and that difference relates to it's different core business model compared to Google. Apple's core business is not data collecting or advertising, it's core business is selling devices and everything else Apple does is about adding end user vale to those devices. Everything. iTunes, the App store, iCloud, Apple retail, Apple TV, etc etc, it's all about adding to the value stack that comes with Apple hardware.

That must be why one has to use iTunes to sync iOS devices with computers, cannot use software from outside of the App Store that hasn't paid the Apple tax, is legally forbidden to develop for iOS without using a Mac...

Adding end user value to devices ? More like pressuring maximal value out of end users if you ask me.

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