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Originally Posted by iSteelers View Post
Which begs the question, why haven't they done so by now?


Doesn't seem like they will, really. What with them dropping Flash for the web version of Google Maps, it seems more likely that Apple has, once again, just pushed the human race forward, both in Maps on their own and in getting their competitors to adopt modern technologies.

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Originally Posted by Waverunnr View Post

Actually, you're embarrassing. It's you and apologists like you that makes everyone hate Apple and call it an arrogant cult that's likened to Scientology.

REALITY CHECK: Apple no longer makes the best smartphone and they seem to be headed in the wrong direction with their hubris, as well as their Maps. I was a satisfied user of Apple products and a happy investor in Apple stock, but no longer on both counts. The steady stream of Apple lawsuits and heavy-handedness towards competitors is so reminiscent of the Microsoft of old that it leads me to the conclusion that Apple is now the evil empire they eschewed in their classic 1984 TV commercial introducing the Mac. They are no longer the admirable underdog they once were. Instead, they are a one-trick pony telling the world that the iPhone is best and to take what they offer like a lemming.

I've dumped the iPhone for a Windows Phone after I saw the iPhone 5 and won't look back. Apple still has enough fanboys and snob appeal to continue to the attract the masses. And what a market shift that is: Apple being the company for the masses! I prefer a rational choice based on price and functionality, not industrial design, and the iPhone no longer seems to be a rational choice.

Samsung's latest commercial really nails the ridiculousness of it all. Kudos to them for saying what everyone outside the bubble is thinking.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf5-Prx19ZM

I challenge any of you to make a rational argument as to why I'm wrong, but that would be like asking religious fanatics to not believe in their deity, even though science has already proven it doesn't exist except in the mind of man.
 

 

 

 

Tim Cook was the apologist, not me.  I am not an apologist.  I don't apologize for being an American, nor do I apologize for my principles, my race, my religion and my political views.  This was not a design flaw like an exploding battery, it was an app that effected certain people.  No one drove off a cliff because of the directions, and no one missed work and got fired because they could not find their transit stops.

 

This has nothing to do with being an Apple fan.  It has everything to do with our society today.  Always offending someone's sensitive feelings, feeling we must apologize for something no matter the case.  I don't apologize for liking Apple products, nor do I expect fans of other brands to do the same.  Buy what you want, that's what you should do.  I buy products I like and can afford.  I don't care if three people like the same products or millions prefer the same products.  It has no impact in my purchasing decision whatsoever.  

 

You bought a Windows phone because Apple didn't live up to a 30 year old commercial.  Again that is your reason. I don't pretend to understand it, but I won't insult it.  Nor should you insult people who believe differently.

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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


Doesn't seem like they will, really. What with them dropping Flash for the web version of Google Maps, it seems more likely that Apple has, once again, just pushed the human race forward, both in Maps on their own and in getting their competitors to adopt modern technologies.

 

In the end, people will come to realize that hopefully.

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Originally Posted by hillstones View Post

The maps in iOS 6 is so bad, they could not even get Los Angeles right.  Hello...major metropolitan city and they got that wrong.  Compare the LA Zoo in both Google and Apple Maps.  The Apple Maps doesn't even have a parking lot completed, and the streets are incomplete.  I am going to the LA Zoo this weekend to catch the shuttle to the Hollywood Bowl.  If I use Apple Maps, it won't get me there because Apple Maps think some streets are not yet completed.  Google Maps have all the streets intact.  Apple should have been able to obtain current map data.  That is why I downgraded to iOS 5.1.1.  

 

I am curious.  Would the turn-by-turn directions be effected or just the maps you view?

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Originally Posted by Galbi View Post

Let the class action lawsuits begin.

 

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You know it's coming.  Suing over a free app is not out of the realm of possibility for some attorneys.  Mental anguish would be my guess.

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If I were Tim Cook, I would just buy a small company like Waze. Problem solved!
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Originally Posted by PeterAlt View Post

If I were Tim Cook, I would just buy a small company like Waze. Problem solved!

See this -> http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2012/09/28/apple-maps-tim-cook-waze-bump/

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Good read. Thanks.

Looks like Waze might not be buyable (by Apple's standards of paying a low amount for a company) but it's certainly something I think they should buy. It would certainly be a synergistic fit.

I did notice that Apple already licenses Waze for their Apple Maps and that it wasn't mentioned in the article. With Waze and their unlimited funds Apple should be able to beat Google Maps within a couple years if they do the proper investing.

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Here's the rest of Cook's apologies for the week:
http://scoopertino.com/tim-cook-goes-on-apology-binge/
"I'm way over my head when it comes to technical issues like this"
Gatorguy 5/31/13
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"I'm way over my head when it comes to technical issues like this"
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Wow I just revisited this thread after several days absence. There are a lot of angry, rude people on this forum.

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