Comments on: With Maps, Appleā€™s lost http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/11/29/with-maps-apples-lost/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: rswood http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/11/29/with-maps-apples-lost/#comment-440495 Wed, 12 Dec 2012 18:10:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=36004#comment-440495 The last two sentences should be the first. I appreciate Cook’s approach to handling ios 6 maps. It seems humble, relatable, and honest, and I value that much more than Job’s arrogance (tell me I’m holding your phone wrong and I’ll happily find another one that lets me hold it however I want). Arrogance doesn’t work long for big companies with strong competition. Also, I’m pretty sure the iphone 5 picture you used is really an iPhone 4 or 4s (30-pin connector and camera in the wrong place)…

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By: scythe http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/11/29/with-maps-apples-lost/#comment-438296 Sat, 01 Dec 2012 02:46:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=36004#comment-438296 no, this simply reflects you inane love of things apple

“unilateralism” – is that your makeover term for innovation?

good grief

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By: Hmm888 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/11/29/with-maps-apples-lost/#comment-438141 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 18:55:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=36004#comment-438141 John, John, John. If you’re going to post misleading stats, you MUST provide direct links to how those numbers were arrived at. Is Apple still number one at 48.1% as of today, November 30? Or was that last month or last year?

The FACTS are which you biasly overlooked is that many people now (as of today) will not buy another iPhone or iPad in the future. The FACTS are that for the most part, people are driven by esthetics and brand loyality, not functionality or features. The FACT is that many foolish people don’t care about functionality of features, they want what is trendy. Much like Sony was very trendy many years ago. The iPad mini is a real joke. The iPad 4 is a joke. What Apple did with the iPad 3 is a joke. The iPad mini is an iPad 2 with a measle 512 MB of ram. iOS 6 is all but a disaster. But do Apple loyalists and those who follow trend care? Nope, they don’t. Most of them don’t use 90% of the their devices abilities. For them, the map and other issues are nothing. They will come to the defense of Apple at all cost.

For those who have had Apple products, we’re either jumping away from Apple or sitting patiently on the sidelines until Android improves their products and OS enough to make it worthwhile to leave. For now, the Android experience leaves a LOT to be desired. I can say that, I have had the Samsung Galaxy 1 and Nexus 7 tablet with the latest Jelly Bean OS. I can truthfully say that in terms of user experience, smoothness, and performance, nothing beats an Apple, unless you upgrade your OS from the standard version that came from the factory, then you’re likely to be screwed.

So John, stop being so careless. Provide us with facts not heresay. With backup documentation, I am not going to take you seriously in anything you write.

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By: mikeirvingapps http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2012/11/29/with-maps-apples-lost/#comment-438002 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:47:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=36004#comment-438002 Apple will approve Google Maps, just like they did Here Maps. It will then be consumer choice. With Apple’s plans to improve their own “Maps” app, over time many users will stick with it, particularly new iPad / iPhone buyers, after the initial rush for downloads of the alternative apps.

As a developer, I recently launched “Many Maps”, giving the alternatives of Google, Bing, Nokia and Open Street View. It has proved popular, but many downloads will have been due to the furore over the Apple Maps app.

Interested? Check out Many Maps in the iTunes AppStore – http://is.gd/ManyMaps

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