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post #81 of 88
Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post
They clearly should get together and at least get their talking points straight.

 

I was even nice enough to make 'em a list. lol.gif

Originally Posted by helia

I can break your arm if I apply enough force, but in normal handshaking this won't happen ever.
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Originally Posted by helia

I can break your arm if I apply enough force, but in normal handshaking this won't happen ever.
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post #82 of 88
This issue may have bee forced on Apple by Google, but that doesn't change the fact that Apple decided to release a product (Maps) that wasn't ready for prime time. Like Siri, however, Apple had an annual product schedule to meet, and it was either ship it now or wait another year.

See: Hate Maps? Blame Apple's Shrink Wrap Product Cycles
http://www.isights.org/2012/09/apples-shrink-wrapped-product-cycles.html
post #83 of 88
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Originally Posted by Evilution View Post

Have Apple blocked your ability to go to the Google website, click maps and use them?
No.

Have Apple given you an option to use Google Maps OR Apple Maps?
Yes.

Did you pay for iOS6?
No.

I fail to understand what people are moaning about. Are you scared of change, choice or competition?

You didn't have to purchase iOS 6 but you did pay for it. Apple isn't giving it away out of the goodness of their heart.
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post #84 of 88
Media's words, not mine, just to clarify. Personally, that's not the wording I would choose, since I have not run into these alleged problems.
post #85 of 88

Think they should have done that a year, or so ago.   

post #86 of 88
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Originally Posted by brutus009 View Post

Well duhh... wouldn't YOU apply for those jobs if you used to do nearly the exact same work for Google? Apple would be a fool to NOT hire such applicants!

They are NOT "applicants", they are aggressively recruiting.  Making calls to Google employees offering them tons of money to leave.   Microsoft and Borland did it back in the early 90's.  

post #87 of 88
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

 

That's such an interesting statement. The Anti-Apple Brigade is out in full force, claiming the removal of Google Maps is anticompetitive. 

As per usual the anti Apple brigade just read what 15 year old bloggers are complaining about and run with it, probably bolstered in some of the bigger tech sites that are backhanded by Apple competitors. You know how Apple "bad news" spreads. Removing 1 click to Google maps that can be replaced easily with a download from the App store isn't anti competitive in any sense of the word. Apple could easily have blocked Google maps and denied their Apps. The whole thing is just the uninformed and the haters trying to fan the flames and cause trouble.

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Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post


You didn't have to purchase iOS 6 but you did pay for it. Apple isn't giving it away out of the goodness of their heart.

Sounds like management speak to me. If you paid, bought or purchased it, show me your receipt. Apple release iOS updates free because they know it attracts more people to their products.

post #88 of 88
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Originally Posted by iSteelers View Post

 

You couldn't even rent, much less buy a crack house in San Fran for that kind of money.

My point exactly.

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