Apple knows how not to mess with a good thing. The User Experience is already the best in the industry. http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/152810/apple-seeks-another-707-million-in-damages-from-samsung/40#post_2196338
I don't think Motorola is really in a position to be "slamming" anyone at this point.
It doesn't really matter. Consumers don't invest in an ecosystem based on the Map application. You don't buy into a phone (and thus a platform), for maps. It might be a core feature, but in the grand scheme of a mobile ecosystem, it's just one piece of a very large puzzle. Even with iOS Maps as it is *right now* (because it will improve), iPhone + iOS simply has no peer.
After a few days to catch my breath about Google Maps, I'm pretty much over it.
Long-term, Apple had to take this under their roof at one time or another. I can see that a little more clearly now. It had to happen, and if it'll happen with a few bumps, then the strength and breadth of the rest of the iOS ecosystem will act as a cushion.
Maps is now Apple's baby. Theirs to develop, all under their control. I like that. At the end of the day, while Apple took...
I'm almost completely over the removal of Google Maps from iOS, to be honest.
I used iOS Maps quite a bit today and it performed well. It did the job.
There's so much to like in iOS, that I almost don't miss Google Maps at all.