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Apple already fighting back against the iOS Maps bad press

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Apple already fighting back against the iOS Maps bad press
Credit where it's due, Apple has already come out and made a statement on the state of its Maps app in iOS 6, and it wasn't something to the effect of "there is no problem", or "you're using it wrong". Rather, Apple's tone for this one is more "it's a work in progress, so please keep using it," which is a response that we have to respect, because as we literally just pointed out: Apple was going big with Maps, and was facing a lot of problems

It's hard to argue that building a maps database is an easy task. It's a huge task, and one that has to build over time. Apple's new Maps app has started out pretty rough, but Apple hopes that its users stick it out, saying:
We launched this new map service knowing it is a major initiative and that we are just getting started with it. Maps is a cloud-based solution and the more people use it, the better it will get. We appreciate all of the customer feedback and are working hard to make the customer experience even better.

Apparently, Apple has even put its Maps team "under lockdown right now working to fix it," according to John Paczkowski from AllThingsD. Of course, word has it that Google Maps for iOS is already awaiting approval, so it's hard to say whether enough users will stick with Apple Maps long enough to see it improve. 

source: AllThingsD

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posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:18 51

1. imsickwithphone (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 17 May 2012)


Bye2 apple maps
Say hello to google maps

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 19:16 17

26. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Apples Half-Baked maps ends you else where....

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 20:48 5

42. Danre (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)


Apple said "it's a work in progress, so please keep using it,"

and Get lost

and soon a new app is coming ,which may help other to find you.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 06:39 4

77. Jelly_Bean (Posts: 109; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Y the hell my comment has been moderated up there? :(

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:20 42

2. medicci37 (Posts: 1303; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Speak 4 yourself, Michael H. I have absolutely No respect for Apple :-)

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:27 27

8. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Thanks for the permission! I believe I will speak for myself, that sounds like a fun thing to do.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:46 16

16. sandysingh252 (Posts: 27; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


You are not realizing the truth! There's nothing bad in apple maps! It's just a new feature. It is actually and instruction for government that they are constructing it wrong! Buildings need to be made now according to Apple Inc, Soon every building will be reconstructed and everything will work fine, maybe in 5 or ten years.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 19:17 1

28. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Me 2.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 19:44 3

36. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Wow! This is what happens when forum leaders go bad. :)

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 19:46 6

37. 14545 (Posts: 1640; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


It's not a "new feature", they stripped out a "feature" over some invisible "theft" they allege android has done. I hope this bites them on the @$$ for screwing their customers. (Albeit, as dumb as they are for wasting money on an overpriced apple product).

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 01:08 2

65. GeekMovement (unregistered)


More like in 30 years..

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 07:36 2

79. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


your article is not ready ,a bad product is what it is , a bad product,call a spade a spade ,u wouldnt write this way if it was Samsung

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 07:41 1

80. synot (Posts: 277; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


your article is not ready ,a bad product is what it is , a bad product,call a spade a spade ,u wouldnt write this way if it was Samsung

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:24 6

3. phljcnth (Posts: 490; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


"Under lockdown right now working to fix it" Oooh, that doesn't sound humane to me. Lol

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:28 4

9. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


It'd be a shame if people on the Map team got fired. At my work there was a new piece of software implemented that wasn't ready and couldn't do what it was supposed to do. Fortunately, my company were sensible and didn't blame the developers. They blamed the person who signed it off and said it was ready and suitable.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 19:10 2

23. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Principle imported from Fox-CON ...

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 01:37 1

70. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


If they are under lock-down until they fix the problems, they could be locked down for a pretty long time.

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 01:49 2

72. gulfu (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Yes this is really bad.. my cousin working at apple was to get married on 26th of this month .. he was to arrive here 10 days back.. yesterday he asked us to postpone his marriage to jan 21st 2013.. the girl and her family are furious. i dont know what will happen. .when last contacted he said he has no choice but to work till the problem is solved and they are not allowed take off or go home till december 12th...apple please be kind and grant him 3 days off for his marriage..plzzzzzz

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 08:07

81. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 487; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


There's no blaming the Map team for this one - this fiasco falls squarely in Mr. Cook's lap.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:24 8

4. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Keep using means keep pouring more money into Apple account for a alpha stage product. Why did they release a WIP ... now that's what i call SHAMELESS Arrogance!

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:26 1

5. Contreramanjaro (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)


It looks to me like a rushed job to meet the iOS6/iPhone 5 launch. This really isn't the approach you'd expect from Apple. Whether or not they're being humble about it, there is nothing magical about replacing a good maps system with a worse one.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 22:29

51. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Siri was a rush job (good program, dumbed down and restricted), but at least they released it as a "beta"

posted on 21 Sep 2012, 08:44

82. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


They are just trying to think outside box.
They are still innovating. It would never come into your mind to replace perfect service with rubbish one. Well they did.
So theoretically they still innovated, just the wrong way.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:26 1

6. gwhyte01 (Posts: 44; Member since: 09 Jul 2008)


I thought Michael h was the good guy.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:28 14

10. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


It depends on what article you read. The trouble with being unbiased is that if I write an "Apple isn't all that good" article, I'm a good guy, but if I write an "I understand Apple" article, I'm a biased bad guy.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:31 7

12. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Reporting normally should leave the judgment to readers ... that's what true reporting is devoid of all "personal opinions" unless backed by factual data:)

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 18:34 5

14. gwhyte01 (Posts: 44; Member since: 09 Jul 2008)


Well you're cool to me. And I'm a WP fan. I love reading the articles and the comments here they're so funny.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 19:28 4

31. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I don't completely agree. I think that being "devoid of personal opinions" isn't just an impossible task, but the wrong aim in being "unbiased". I feel that a better path to being "unbiased" is to understand the personal opinions of everyone, and present that alongside my own when it is appropriate.

I don't personally use iOS or WP, but I understand the value and allure to people that do use those platforms, just as I understand and present the limitations of my preferred platform: Android.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 19:36 2

34. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


this is true. Im an android guy through and through, but the FANBOYS took over. Just don't pay them any heed.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 22:30 1

52. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Maybe avoid apple articles? 95%ish of the time I like or can empathize with your viewpoints

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