after raking all that money from 100 million ifans, all crApple can do is say sorry? how about plan B? like putting back ios5 with added features? or a price rebate?
c'mon crApple, be creative. you can't just take ifans' savings, say sorry, then run away with the money?
why, that's robbery in broad daylight!
max power, 28 Sep 2012haha it sucks when you have to write that kind of letter to the people. They should of just s... moreThat actually would have been a great idea. However Apple is very serious about being fully independent with its services. Its not surprising they offered their own maps service. However Siri works great for a beta, and the "hobby" Apple TV works great as well. So perhaps they need to just list it as a beta.
I bet you some guy at Apple's maps department hates his life right now.
haha it sucks when you have to write that kind of letter to the people.
They should of just said that their maps were in the beta stage like they did with Siri, could of saved themselves the embarrassment.
Blankman, 28 Sep 2012To all those who mock Apple and its maps, remember that Nokia and Google had to start somewher... moreGoogle Maps wasn't this crappy when it started. it wasn't pretentious to be cool either. and it didn't try to fool people by using eye candy taktiks that crApple is doing with their crappy msps app.
this "apology" could be a sly taktik from crApple. don't put your guard down Google. remember, crApple vowed to go thermonuclear war with Android.
Eric Schmidt: Ha ha, NO Google maps app for iPhone 5
blueglue, 28 Sep 2012Define fragmentation?Fragmentation results from so many devices running a wider range of versions of the Android OS with multiple modifications from each manufacturer. Developers still favor Apple's iOS due to the smaller set of variations necessary to make apps work.
Apple_Epol, 28 Sep 2012FYI: Android never denied fragmentation. But apple is even worst today in terms of fragmentation. What? Think about what you say.
[deleted post]Why do you have to be Rude with your reply when you cannot answer a direct question, whilst my question in anyway has no offense in anysense?
[deleted post]FYI: Android never denied fragmentation. But apple is even worst today in terms of fragmentation.
I'll be the first to admit... I love anything Apple does. But also realize they are not perfect. My only real problem in the past has been Apple's deep reluctance to admit when they've made a mistake. Tim Cook is a decent man. Jobs was a genius and perfectionist, which may be part of why he never was willing to admit Apple's problems. Tim on the other hand appears much more willing to come clean when there are issues. I think this is refreshing coming from Apple. Instead of bashing Apple, maybe people should be a bit more accepting of what may be a change in the way they respond to customer complaints.
Apple's maps has issues. No doubt. But hopefully with their dedication they can improve upon it over the next year and keep offering refinements to it. Its only the beginning for them. Nokia, Google, and Mapquest (and others) were certainly not perfect upon conception.
Blankman, 28 Sep 2012To all those who mock Apple and its maps, remember that Nokia and Google had to start somewher... morethe pount is though apple used their maps as an advanatage and pretended it was up to par when it was not google and nokia didnt do this
i love the way dublin zoo has moved to temple bar and that there is an airport in rathfarnim...
GadgetMyPassion, 28 Sep 2012U really think so? Or you really like getting bashed by 100s here? How drunk and blinded are you?How can he be the sheep - if he is the only one here, amongst hundreds bashing him.. Seems pretty individual to me..
[deleted post]They removed the app because their licensing agreement with Google expired. I am pretty sure I saw an article on here about that roughly a month ago. Apple is doing just fine with the customers they have (both new and old). And the majority of the people that insult Apple are usually the same ones that go on these tech sites. Most Android and iOS users never go on these sites and compare phones and duke it out in verbal battles in the comments. The only sheep are the ones that come on here and furiously defend their platform regardless of the benefits of other platforms... and YES Android - this includes you. You guys are sheep as well. Apple users (that come to these tech sites) deny their products shortcoming just as much as Android users deny fragmentation
[deleted post]just don't be so sarcastic, try little bit friendlier, learn some ethics and then talk!
Rubayed Nassim, 28 Sep 2012Hi,
Its my first comment here on GsmArena. But I always read all the user opinions possibl... moreRubayed,
You seem to have a wider thought and a more peaceloving nature, i appreciate if thats true.
However, Allowing Maps to iOS (be it google or nokia) is purely a business decision. If Apple users suffer bcoz of poor maps thats not Google/Nokia problem.eitehrways when apple users rejoice its still not a concern for Google/nokia. Hope you understood what i am hinting at. If i am Google/Nokia i'd not release an App to iOS now. Nothing personal against Apple, but releasing an app at this time will not deliver the desired results. It simply doesnot meet the expected business goal. Conventional Business principles do not apply when it comes to relationship with Apple.
There are couple of mindless fanboys who start a flame war irrespective of the features and shortfalls. Pay no attention to them, instead research on the topic before you conclude. Moreover, there are couple of posters who post valuable information in these forums. I had few fruitful discussion with couple of them here.
as you rightly said, its users choice to pick a device.