Apple Maps is getting better than it was when I wrote this--I went back to that bar, and my phone managed to place it in the right borough, at least, this time--but as more and more people get iOS 6, more and more people are discovering that, well, their maps just aren't as good as they used to be. So Apple this morning posted a rare apology, attributed to CEO Tim Cook, in which the company admits to "falling short" with the new Maps app.
Apple also claims that that the new Maps was designed to address Google's unwillingness to provide iOS users with the same features that Android users get in Google Maps, like turn-by-turn navigation, which is probably true (although it ignores that Apple's been attempting to eradicate all Google apps from stock iOS, including the banishment of the inoffensive YouTube app). And Apple reiterates that Apple Maps will get better as more people use it.
Weirdly, in the meantime, Cook suggests using a competing maps app, including Bing, probably the biggest non-Google competitor.
Apple doesn't apologize very often. Even during the last major bout of internet-complaining surrounding a flaw or perceived flaw in an Apple product, Apple's response wasn't so much an apology as a "get off our backs." Here's that one, in response to the iPhone 4's "death grip" issues--it'd drop its cell signal if you attempted to surround it in your hand-flesh and squeeze the life out of it.
But given that a maps app is easily one of the most vital parts of a modern smartphone, it's not too surprising that this is the time for Apple to show its apologetic side.
To which Apple fanboys responded "Bing? Whats that?"
Then proceeded to crash Bing servers in a stampede, blindly following Apple's instructions.
you know if Apple was not such a communist company they would realize its a good idea to go ahead and partner with Google and just use their maps. I mean they have spent MILLIONS on making them pretty accurate in just about any where in the world. Yes I know its not perfect but its pretty well close.
When will these companies learn that collaboration is necessary to get your wonderful little worlds to work together.
Any company deluded enough to think that it will be able to do absolutely everything better than everyone else will die a painful death and unfortunately will drag many a poor soul to hell on the way down....
Apple's AI and interface + Google search and GPS + Microsoft's API (with some OPEN tweaks) and format support = Unstoppable powerhouse (an possible herald of world peace?)
unfortunately the moron's will never see far enough past their own pissing contests for such a venture to ever be possible.
How is Apple communist?
The maps should work by the time Iphone 10 comes out, unless they actually become smart and work with Google.
I used it in general terms of the way they think and run their company. They want to take over the world and concur all and only have their products and ideas heard and used and anyone that goes against them faces their lawyers in whatever retarded law suit they can come up with. Its like China is running Apple.