Fine, fine. If you don't want it, don't use it. Sell your phone, tell your friends to buy Android, or at least tell them not to upgrade to iOS 6 (the iPhone 5 upgrade isn't even relevant, since it's the iOS that contains Maps, NOT the phone).
You may know a few ppl who put off upgrading. That's their choice. 5 million + haven't. And the Apple store still says "Shipping in 3-4 weeks"
Last, my grammar was correct, I only missed the "". Because you said "Tim should make the map available now" and I replied "How can he get it available now?" It should have read How can he "get it available now?" So you get 1/2 point for that.
Thanks for the 1/2 point.
No I want people to buy the iPhone 5 by the bucket load. I'm an Apple shareholder and I want Apple to have tremendous success with this new phone.
However, I'm sure most of the 5 million early buyers did not know how crappy Apple's mapping app was. How could they? The industry reviews came in after the first weekend sales.
I am sure it will impact some people's choice to upgrade or buy this new phone. Like I said I know several people who said they were going to hold off now.
I hope your right and the 3-4 week wait has to do with demand and not component supply issues.
The point of my original comment was that this was a issue that Apple created all by itself which could have been completely avoided. Now instead they gave Samsung and others new TV commercial material.
Did you view that Steve Jobs video that was posted on this forum? I think Steve said it best when he said some some companies at good at one thing and others at other things.
He mentioned that Microsoft was good at search which I think is kind of a stretch. I mean Google is the search king. But Steve's point was that Apple was good at created an overall tightly integrated package.
Conversely, this crappy mapping app is the complete opposite of what we expect from Apple. In fact Apple should be embarrassed by this app. Ironically I think it would not make it out of their app review process.