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10-03-2012, 03:07 AM #81
10-03-2012, 07:59 AM #82
With all due respect, when you are going to compete against an established product/Market leader (Free Mapping Software), you cannot release a product that functions as an early Beta or late Alpha. There is no excuse for Apple to do this. You can't honestly applaud Apples strategy of justifying the poor quality of the data Maps provides by comparing it to Google Maps 5 years ago ? That is absurd.
Last edited by mrancier; 10-03-2012 at 08:01 AM.
10-03-2012, 02:23 PM #83
10-03-2012, 05:48 PM #84
Apple Maps is a 'toy' right now in comparison to Google Maps. Except for the turn by turn which is great and accurate. But Apple admits Apple Maps has a lot of room to grow. It's potential is unparalleled - even by Google. People need to educate themselves on Raster and Vector. So many uniformed comments here. :-(
10-03-2012, 05:49 PM #85
Apples and oranges.
Apple innovated the smartphone and the accompanying echo system. When it comes to maps they are pretty far behind.
We cannot assume that google will simply keep the maps product in its current state. Look , I love apple, but this is a quite a challenge even for a company with all the money in the world. Google has time on their side. Unless Apple changes the maps paradigm completely there is no way that they're going to surpass Google.
Last edited by mrancier; 10-03-2012 at 05:53 PM.
10-03-2012, 10:14 PM #86
10-04-2012, 08:51 AM #87
I also think Apple could have been smarter about this situation : Running old maps and new maps side-by-side would have gone a long way to make this situation insignificant, and would have given apple the strategic high ground and time.
I personally think that Apple should have gone a different way altogether : Purchase TomTom or Navigon Outright, add the best traffic and public transportation app to the bill. Refund the last 90 days of purchases, and make the iOS App available for free. Take the next 6 months to change the UI to something more "Apple", and integrate Traffic/Public Transportation info. Set a goal for street view(or something like it) availability in the next 24 months. This would have been WAY cheaper, and they would have started with a very usable and very accurate App, not to mention OFFLINE MAPS FROM THE START, which is a HUGE advantage. Oh well...
10-07-2012, 07:03 AM #88
10-07-2012, 01:55 PM #89