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Apple execs "seething" because everyone loves Google Maps

0. phoneArena 14 Dec 2012, 14:05 posted on

Google Maps for iOS is a pretty awesome app, and everyone knows it. It soared to number one on the iTunes chart, and has widely gotten rave reviews from around the Internet, but not everyone is so happy that Google Maps is awesome. Not surprisingly at all, Apple execs are reportedly "seething" because of all the Google love going around...

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posted on 14 Dec 2012, 15:01 3

12. cripton805 (Posts: 1458; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Where's Wendy???

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 15:08 6

13. HouTexan (Posts: 439; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Probably crying on another article about "eye cancer".

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 15:08 4

14. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Shhhh, we're having a secret wedding. She doesn't even know about it. >=]

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 15:11

15. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I'd wait until after school. Actuarial science majors usually have a pretty rough schedule without the extra attention that a family requires.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 15:14 1

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


Yea, they brought it on themselves. Why couldnt apple had just did something with the Google Maps APIs to create their own navigation program for it? Google Maps Navigation is just a separate app that uses Maps APIs for example to provide turn by turn voice navigation, Apple could have done the same and saved themselves a LOT of headache.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 15:16 3

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


Interesting how the silence from the usual suspects community of Apple defenders is so pervasive. Both this thread and the thread about Apple's share price. I mean at least make an effort.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 09:20

50. nwright94 (unregistered)


I think most people who don't absolutely hate apple have moved to another website because the comment sections are ridiculous. Personal attacks on everyone from some of the android crowd if your post isn't about hating apple. This is becoming a great android site, like androidcentral, but if you actually enjoy using some apple products (I'm not bashing android at all btw) then other websites are far far far better.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 15:37

54. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


With as much RIM and WP coverage PA does....I wouldnt say this is becoming a great Android site. What you see happening is Android and its popularity. Thats all.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 16:42

55. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Im not defending Apple's mistskes, but I think this is an excellent example of propaganda propagated by writers all over the Internet. I'm sure Apple isn't happy with how this all turned out but where does the "seething" come in. After reading the source, it was clear that John Gruber is just a random blogger/writer on the Internet who has no idea what's going on in Apple.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 15:52 1

20. drnggaj33 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


i luv it plus apple sales and china didnt sale well too .....because they know android is the world wide ppl in the usa stuck on stupid apple logo ,,,,but i see ppl using google+ on the iphone ....so apple should try work with companys not try to battle all the time....thats aother reason why android is open minded not apple stuck in their ways

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 16:17 5

22. darkkjedii (Posts: 22148; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well apple should get up off their asses stop resting on their laurels, and handle this map fiasco. Apple has the clout, capital, and other resources to get it handled. Just do it. If apple allows themselves to get left in the dust, it's no ones fault but their own.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 16:18 2

23. lyndon420 (Posts: 4564; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Loving the pic PA chose for this bit.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 16:19 6

24. darkkjedii (Posts: 22148; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well apple should get up off their asses stop resting on their laurels, and handle this map fiasco. Apple has the clout, capital, and other resources to get it handled. Just do it. If apple allows themselves to get left in the dust, it's no ones fault but their own. One thing I will say about google, and believe me I can say a lot of good things about el goog is that they don't rest on their laurels, they keep it pushing.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 17:45

28. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


ahahaha remember saying this. 3 months later... is it "all good"

29. darkkjedii posted on 20 Sep 2012, 10:28 2 12
Nope it's not, but do u honestly expect apple not to address these issues with future updates and fix it. C'mon... Apple released a brand new from the ground up map app, with no prior experience in the field, they will get it rite with a few updates and it'll b all good.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 18:12 1

32. darkkjedii (Posts: 22148; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yes I do, and apple had greatly improved maps since then. I'm a man, and don't back down form what I say bro. And I'm also not a fanboy...there's stuff I don't like about apple and will damn well say it. Also rants on PA isn't my life. I have a fiancé, and a son to look out for. My schedule is AM cardio, work, PM weight training, and family time. In 3 months copy and post this.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 18:57

41. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Really?! Because you post comments a lot bro. Most are at people talking shit against Apple so hmmmm

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 19:07 1

42. darkkjedii (Posts: 22148; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Bro I don't work for Apple you don't work for Google so I can absolutely care less. I have an iPhone five and I love it I have a HTC one X and I love it so that is that and that is all I can care less about the issues at hand when they are fixed they are fixed and that is that

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 19:15 1

43. darkkjedii (Posts: 22148; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


And one more thing I don't understand Apple I defend peoples right to use Apple's products googles products Windows product and BlackBerries product or whatever else they want to use. The reason that I end up defending iOS more because is of stupid android users who want to sit there all day and bash iOS and disrespect iOS Users because they choose to use that particular platform and I will continue to do such

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 16:26

25. kushki (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


w ww.youtube.com/watch?v=_k6k9-H6KcE

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 17:35

27. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


And they should be seething. Like I said the other day, let this be a lesson for Apple....

I still feel if they woulda labeled it Beta....it wouldnt have been that big a deal.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 17:48 3

29. Jay..Apple4Ever (Posts: 16; Member since: 08 Dec 2012)


They are angry because they are guilty..They were boasting about how their maps were so good..It wasn't ready and it backfired big time..Now here comes google with their awesome Maps to save the day..Apple needs to realize that others create great software too not just them..

Instead of "seething" they should wake up and start "seeing" reality, which is they messed up.

Anyone who's anyone knows I love Apple and their Eco system fits into my lifestyle but what's fair is fair.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 18:07 1

31. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


as long as they continue to "seeth" they will continue to be knocked down! plain and simple.........but it was said before that apple is being MADE to be humble its not a choice anymore.....

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 18:21 1

33. darkkjedii (Posts: 22148; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Very well written post. I totally agree.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 18:30

34. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


So... Siri was a working app before being released as an integrated but beta labeled app, and the iPhone had still had a year left on the contract for a working maps app yet again went with an integrated, but beta product.

Hmm... It seems Apple is very adamant about not letting its users make their own mistakes, but has no problem letting their users fix Apple's mistakes. The next iPhone shouldn't be called the Apple iPhone 5S; it should be the iBeta.

iBeta get a different phone.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 18:32 1

37. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Oh, I guess beta testing goes back a bit further than that even with the whole finding out their new antenna technology on the outside of the phone lead to greater attenuation requiring a rubber band.

posted on 15 Dec 2012, 12:47 2

51. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


As other Apple insiders have written, there is a culture of arrogance inside Apple. Them being upset that they failed and that their competitor is heralded as the savior is only par for that type of course. Hubris.

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