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Google Maps Now Available on iPhone: How Badly Does Apple Miss Steve Jobs?

Fef 2012/12/14 21:00:00
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Apple CEO Tim Cook issued an apology to iPhone users for trying to compete with Google Maps and failing. Apple banned Google Maps on its iPhones and tried releasing an internally developed competitor. The Apple version of maps had many challenges and inaccuracies that prompted much mocking of the company once revered as impeccable. Some of Apple's fanboys (supporters) blame the failure on the absence of Steve Jobs.

Tim Cook's email apology read: We are extremely sorry for the frustration (the map) has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better... We launched Maps initially with the first version of iOS. As time progressed, we wanted to provide our customers with even better Maps including features such as turn-by-turn directions, voice integration, Flyover and vector-based maps. In order to do this, we had to create a new version of Maps from the ground up.
USATODAY.COM reports:
Google Maps has found its way back to the iPhone.
usatoday reports google maps iphone

Read More: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2012/12/13/goog...

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  • Maura :) 2012/12/18 23:16:10
    Very Much
    Maura :)
    many people are switching to android and galaxy
  • carlbrown4 2012/12/18 21:14:51
    Very Much
    carlbrown4
    they are nothing without him just like pokemon is nothing when their creator died
  • cc 2012/12/18 06:43:09
    Not at All
    cc
    Steve who?
  • ivan 2012/12/18 05:42:29
    Not at All
    ivan
    +8
    Cook loves the attention
  • DANNY_B0i♛ 2012/12/17 21:00:44
    Very Much
    DANNY_B0i♛
    I mean if the new owner of Apple wants to create a new phone that is a little bit bigger and put a new chip in it and call it "the greatest thing thats happened to Apple yet" You need Steve Jobs back in the market or someone who at least knows what the hell is going on.
  • patrick.bonacoscia 2012/12/17 19:00:53
    Very Much
    patrick.bonacoscia
    He used to weed out anything mediocre from Apple products. People feared is temper so the used to show him ideas or work only when it was perfect. Apple is down in quality in 2012
  • brutusin~ Proud Apetheist 2012/12/17 18:02:41
    Not at All
    brutusin~ Proud Apetheist
    Apple was crap before, so there is no change.
  • Manster 2012/12/17 17:57:07
    Very Much
    Manster
    It looks like they want to promote the "war" Jobs wanted to wage against google,but they don't have the same amount of drive and initiative that Jobs would have brought to that fracas!
  • Alex Goldsmith 2012/12/17 16:16:34
    Very Much
    Alex Goldsmith
    the iphone 5 would be another big step if he was still here.
  • Farbiger 2012/12/17 04:19:36
    Very Much
    Farbiger
    Now if I can only get rid of that annoying ass "Maps" app.
  • david abe 2012/12/16 22:49:01
    Very Much
    david abe
    Unless Apple ca n make some extreme adjustment to the loss of Jobs the are doomed to mediocrity or eventual bankruptcy.
  • thє вluє wαndєrєr 2012/12/16 16:27:13
  • FordCrews 2012/12/16 14:30:41
    Very Much
    FordCrews
    He had this great ability to steal others ideas, make them look gay, and sell the hell out of them, the new guys just haven't gotten the stealing down yet.
  • ishiqa2426 2012/12/16 08:36:59
    Very Much
    ishiqa2426
    anyway, i use android
  • Curmudgeon 2012/12/16 07:58:16
    Very Much
    Curmudgeon
    +1
    I've never used and iPhone and never plan on it, as I like my android too much to change.
  • SanctumHolder 2012/12/16 04:29:46
    Very Much
    SanctumHolder
    Well seeing that people are now more than ever diverging from Apple products to Android , I bet they're really missing him
  • mae 2012/12/16 02:53:43
    Moderately
    mae
    Jobs is missed, but the Apple Corporation moves on, with its intended goal of being an absolute pain in the a$$ to Samsung, from here on, and forever.
  • Dustin 2012/12/16 02:18:20
    Very Much
    Dustin
    That's why I've switched to Android
  • paintball_addict18 2012/12/16 02:13:19
    Very Much
    paintball_addict18
    Samsung GS3, never looking back!
  • Jlmpatro 2012/12/16 01:48:13
    Moderately
    Jlmpatro
    I think moderately.
  • dfgesdfwe 2012/12/16 00:24:23
  • El Prez 2012/12/15 22:39:19
    Very Much
    El Prez
    But he was a total ass. Their stradegy of releasing a product in increnments or many models is genius but very unfair to the faithful customer.
  • Liberty Blade 2012/12/15 20:49:37
    Very Much
    Liberty Blade
    +2
    Heaven is more Heavenly.

    steve jobs heaven
  • Hannie 2012/12/15 20:27:33 (edited)
    Very Much
    Hannie
    Apparently to pull a stupid stunt like that! I've never been a fan of Apple crap, and this is just another reason why.
  • Krissy 2012/12/15 20:04:04
    Not at All
    Krissy
    I ment very much. DXX
    apple died with steve jobs
  • Anonymouse ~superdoge~ 2012/12/15 18:38:41
    Very Much
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    +2
    Apple have gone seriously downhill since Steve Jobs died.
  • BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/12/15 17:42:43
    Very Much
    BIG BAD JOHN R.
    +1
    When Steve Jobs was head of the ship everything was shipshape, but since Tim Cook has been the captain the ship has turned turned into a schooner and the Captain and it's taking on water and is slowly sinking like a sieve. sinking ship
  • Liberty... BIG BAD... 2012/12/15 20:52:06
    Liberty Blade
    +1
    titanic

    The people on lifeboats represent people moving to Android.
  • Anonymo... Liberty... 2012/12/15 23:41:18
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    +1
    Like Me!
  • Farbiger Liberty... 2012/12/17 04:20:49
    Farbiger
    Your analogy, I like it.
    I see what you did there
  • Rocki 2012/12/15 16:39:48
    Very Much
    Rocki
    +2
    Two words iPad Mini
  • *{≈F®éD... Rocki 2012/12/15 18:21:54
    *{≈F®éD Fîñå†îç≈}*
    Haha, Thats what I'm getting for Christmas.!!!
  • BrassLine Rocki 2012/12/16 05:17:41
    BrassLine
    Or do u mean the iPod grande???
  • DrDelos 2012/12/15 13:21:30 (edited)
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    DrDelos
    Jobs' greed and lust for power led directly to Apple trying to replace Google's map app with their own mickey mouse app. The decision to bump Google out was made long ago when Jobs still ruled the roost. You can't really blame Cook, after all, he was just following his god's last wishes (but without using Jobs' holy cattle prod) . . .

    BTW, Google worked on their map app for 6 years before releasing it to the public. In the computer age that is an eternity
  • Pikui14 2012/12/15 06:38:46 (edited)
    Moderately
    Pikui14
    Not much of what I see. They just do whatever they want and challenge with other company.
  • MadMax 2012/12/15 06:03:33
    Very Much
    MadMax
    +3
    When is the last time they did something truly innovative and not just re-released something in a different size? Apple is a tragic joke now and will continue to be.
  • LV321 2012/12/15 05:54:51
    Very Much
    LV321
    Poor them
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/12/15 05:27:50
    Very Much
    MOMMA THOMAS
    EXTREMELY!
  • gary 2012/12/15 04:04:24
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    gary
    +1
    he's dead, move on people.
  • Izzy 2012/12/15 03:44:19
    Very Much
    Izzy
    I miss him too....

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