Thursday, October 4, 2012

Problems with Apple Maps

I'm sure I wasn't the only person who thought dropping Google Maps and launching their own Apple Maps was going to be a serious mistake of near biblical proportions.  Just looking at how long it took Google to perfect navigation and turn by turn directions, I estimated it would take Apple a good 5 years after a public beta launch.  But just out-right releasing it as a feature of their latest and greatest device and blocking Google Maps...are they high?  Even Google Maps and Navigation, starting this year and not before that, made it clear that there is no better navigation device than an Android running Android OS 4.0 (or higher) and Google Maps.  I believe a part of Apple's problems are that Google has set the bar so high.  And releasing a "this is our first try, tell me how you like it" mapping system, just like Google did 5 years ago is not going to cut it when people are expecting and paid for perfection.

After all this and scuffgate, Apple fanboys are still are out in full force bashing on Android phones of it's plasticity, while secretly begging for Google Maps to written for iOS 6 in Google forums.  The nerve of these people.  They seem to have forgotten that iPhone 3G and 3GS had plastic backs as well.

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