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12-06-2012, 12:24 PM #1
Tim Cooks Vows to 'Map' Out Better Solution for Apple
Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't shying away from conversation about what is arguably the company's biggest flop of 2012.
In a surprisingly in-depth interview granted to BusinessWeek, Cook unabashedly admitted the following with regard to Apple's own mapping solution: "We screwed up." He once again pledged to deliver significant improvements -- and soon.
"We wanted to provide the customer turn-by-turn directions. We wanted to provide the customer voice integration. We wanted to provide the customer flyover. And so we had a list of things that we thought would be a great customer experience, and we couldn't do it any other way than to do it ourselves… And the truth is it didn't live up to our expectations," Cook said in the interview.
Cook reiterated that Apple is "putting all of our energy into making [Maps] right. And we have already had several software updates. We've got a huge plan to make it even better. It will get better and better over time."
Unfortunately, Cook did not provide any specific details regarding when the mission to improve Maps would be completed. To check out the full interview, click here.
12-06-2012, 02:56 PM #2
honestly, the maps have been working fine for me... :/
12-06-2012, 03:06 PM #3
He screwed up by negating years of Jobs-ology. Admitting a semi-mistake instead of refusing to back down - not what Jobs what do.
Tim cook should only have one question on his mind: What Would Jobs Do?
12-06-2012, 04:33 PM #4Here to help if I can. If I can't I know someone who can!
12-06-2012, 05:56 PM #5
In all honesty, they didn't have to do any of that themselves, there were plenty of jailbreak tweaks that showed them it was technically possible with Google Maps or any other map provider.
12-06-2012, 06:22 PM #6
tbh same here, its under a lot of scrutiny but I've personally had no problems lol
12-06-2012, 06:40 PM #7
Only trouble I ran into with maps the other day was it wasn't showing the traffic when it was during traffic time, I just turned off my iPhone turned it back on and it started to work lol."You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not"
12-06-2012, 08:37 PM #8
I remember one time I was driving and turn by turn told me to make a u-turn at a road that wasnt even there. Funny thing is that wasnt apple maps that told me that. It was tomtom.
Then a few times I was lead in a completely off route way with google maps.
My point is EVERY map navigation system has issues. Personally apple maps have done nothing but work better than anything I've ever tried. With its integration on lock screen and Siri, for me it can't be beat
12-06-2012, 08:43 PM #9
12-07-2012, 07:04 AM #10
Have yet to see the problem with the Map app..it works great IMHO.
12-07-2012, 09:35 AM #11
Went to search for a hotel location today. No results
Exact same search string in Google Maps. Exact result.
iOS Maps has been nothing but crap for me.
12-07-2012, 01:25 PM #12
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Last edited by NewdestinyX; 12-07-2012 at 01:44 PM.Here to help if I can. If I can't I know someone who can!
12-07-2012, 02:39 PM #14
i had no problems with it so im good
12-08-2012, 12:14 AM #15
12-08-2012, 05:53 PM #16Here to help if I can. If I can't I know someone who can!
12-08-2012, 11:00 PM #17
Idk I guess to each there own I can see how people could like it and how it could be useful, but everytime I've ever had to go anywhere in any town. LA or SF turn by turn got me there the best rather than try and stair at a street view.
12-09-2012, 06:42 AM #18
I'll admit, I kind of miss street view. It was very useful when i was considering moving to a new city and was looking at potential homes/neighborhoods. But I'd rather have the free turn by turn Siri guided navigation. I applaud Apple for wanting to change and because Google wasn't willing to do TxT Nav for free, Apple moved on, without them.
12-09-2012, 07:49 AM #19
I travel daily around Philadelphia and New York for my living and over half my destinations don't have numbers on the buildings when I arrive per my turn by turn directions or I don't want to have to slow down so much to piss off the guy behind me when I'm trying to look for the number on the building. I want to "look at" the whole block area before I drive up to it. And I'm not alone at all. Remember we've had GPS and turn by turn capability for over 15 years. And Google spent millions sending their trucks with their panoramic cameras around the world over a period of five years to get Street view operational. Obviously there was a public need for this feature. One that many many people use daily. But again people do NOT use it "while" they are driving. They use it before they get on the highway to look at their destination to get an idea of landmarks in the area and where to park, etc.
Now we can have differing views on any individual's personal "need" for such a thing. You (and others) don't need it. I and many others do. But I assure you Google created it because many people wanted it -not as a gimmick. And that's why Apple will eventually includ it in their maps software. Even though they'll have to pay Google for the rights to the pictures of the streets. I doubt Apple will duplicate Google's efforts and send out their own trucks around the world.
Last edited by NewdestinyX; 12-09-2012 at 08:46 AM.Here to help if I can. If I can't I know someone who can!
12-09-2012, 11:36 AM #20
Even though google maps has more data I can only speak for myself and in california it has worked Great sense beta 1
I like your input and its nice to have a discussion for once that isn't someone callin the other person stupid for believing what they believe