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Apple acquires Locationary in a move to improve its mapping service

0. phoneArena 19 Jul 2013, 07:05 posted on

Remember the whole iOS Maps fiasco a while back? With the introduction of iOS 5, Apple opted for an in-house mapping solution, ditching Google's long-standing platform altogether. Unfortunately, it sucked. It sucked enough that in a gesture not akin to Apple, CEO Tim Cook took to the press and apologized for the way iOS Maps turned out and suggested that, for the time being, users could look elsewhere for better offerings...

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posted on 19 Jul 2013, 07:18

1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Well, i hope it's not accident-iary and loss-inary.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 08:51

2. theminolaboy (Posts: 124; Member since: 18 May 2013)


The list of mistakes Apple made on their mapping service are painful. A small start up company such as Waze - when they're not yet bought by Google - can make them crumble. Nokia's Here can surely put Apple's mapping solution on shame.

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 10:29

6. pvaraich (Posts: 15; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


And that's exactly why nokia is on the top today lol...

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 10:12

3. aditya.k (Posts: 407; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


''we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.''
You don't buy a mapping service company to improve your messaging service, do you?
Or did I misunderstand the line? :/

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 10:28

4. pvaraich (Posts: 15; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


And that's exactly why nokia is on the top today lol...

posted on 19 Jul 2013, 10:29

5. pvaraich (Posts: 15; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


oops i replied to the wrong person. sorry

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