Apple allegedly luring ex-Google Maps engineers to work on iOS 6 Maps app

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  • Reply 81 of 89
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,953member
    That's such an interesting statement. The Anti-Apple Brigade is out in full force, claiming the removal of Google Maps is anticompetitive. 

    They clearly should get together and at least get their talking points straight.
  • Reply 82 of 89


    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. image

  • Reply 83 of 89
    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
  • Reply 84 of 89
    evilution wrote: »
    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.
  • Reply 85 of 89
    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.
  • Reply 86 of 89


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

  • Reply 87 of 89

    Quote:

    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.  

  • Reply 88 of 89

    Quote:

    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.

  • Reply 89 of 89
    chris_cachris_ca Posts: 2,543member

    Quote:

    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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