Tim Cook apologizes: "We Are Extremely Sorry" about Apple Maps
0. phoneArena 28 Sep 2012, 08:10 posted on
Apple's CEO Tim Cook proved once again that the company under him is taking a different course when it comes to admitting mistakes. He did the right thing today, went out and said "We Are Extremely Sorry" about the half-baked Apple Maps that have been the source of endless fun for the competition lately...
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52. sonisoe (Posts: 401; Member since: 06 May 2009)
ha ha ha at the end he's driving apple's customers to google/nokia...
54. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 413; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)
I must say... i do not like apple as a company.
but when they release statements like this, it helps me like them a little more than i had.
I do not like thier 'can do no wrong' stance they usually put forth. It makes it seem like they take no responsibility for anything they do that might have been wrong, or at least not the best.
this 'taking responsibility' is a step in a good direction for people like me.
55. downphoenix (Posts: 3050; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Tim may not have the same penchant for quality as Steve, but he is also not afraid to admit when mistakes are made.
Antennagate : Jobs says "you're holding it wrong"
Mapgate : Cook says "i Sorry"
56. lauremar (Posts: 181; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)
I'm afraid it's a little too late for Apple. I, like a lot of my friends and colleagues, am a bit underwhelmed with the iPhone 5 and the whole IOS 6 maps screw up that instead of getting the phone, we are all waiting for the next Google Nexus devices.
Thanks Apple and Tim Cook... But NO THANKS!
59. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1025; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
Steve Jobs wouldnt have apologized............he wouldve just fixed it and kept it moving. I havent had an Apple product in almost 2 years, but I dont like Tim Cook. He is as vanilla as Andrew Luck of the Colts lol
He hasnt proven to me or alot of people that the company will move on sucessfully without Steve Jobs!! the debut of the iPhone 5 is a joke and i hate saying that because I wondered what Apple would do to "change the game" once again. Instead of innovating, he's suing companies, instead of making progress with his products, he's sticking with the same ideas Jobs had (and it was BRAND NEW in 2008 lol)
I dont like Apple, but Apple is in trouble from the inside out. I think they should get rid of this guy and bring in someone who can actually DO something to get Apple back to where it was
I love companies that change the way we view things (like Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, etc) and when I see that they're not as innovative as they used to be is a shame!!
61. jibraihimi (Posts: 741; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
I'm beginning to Love this Man....... Tim Cook, is really changing Apple's attitude towards their customers...... Like from telling you're holding it wrong and other excuses, but this guy instead of putting the blame on Users, is admitting the mistake of Apple by releasing their Map app in hurry. It's very different from the time of Jobs, but on other thought i think Jobs would never had given permission to launch half baked app.......... But this change in their behaviour is refreshing......... Now Mr.Cook make your employees work harder to improve this map service.................
64. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
never ever say love this man. next time you say i love this man you say "NO HOMO" after
62. garz_pa (Posts: 154; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
Make a new Map app from the ground up in the span of 1-2 years and expecting better experience than Google maps? IMPOSSIBRU!
63. satanrules (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
Now Apple will sue itself for Tim Cook apologizing.
67. ddeath (Posts: 167; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)
Ha.. how come all apple fans always makes excuses for a multi-BILLION company, which should have all the money in the world to spend? Since they still have a 1 year contract with Google, they should release their iMaps as a beta, and refine it before replacing google map totally. It's really no excuse for taking out google map and giving the public a work in progress. Pressure from the masses has led to this apology I feel. It's a shame really. If other companies did that, everyone else would be whacking them.
71. lzsbleach (Posts: 155; Member since: 20 May 2012)
If other companies did what they did they wouldn't sell well. Google always takes there time when releasing an app that's going to replace something commonly used like Chrome. Even then they make the availability limited to users and let you know its in beta.
68. Friendlysky (Posts: 54; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)
Cook if you can't build Iphone you better call SJ back from the grave to show you again. If Apple really focus on products quality they should spend more times on they products instead chase others company.
70. zhypher_23 (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)
Tim Cook: "We Are Extremely Sorry for Being A-holes"
74. mcart123 (Posts: 9; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)
Its what happens when a lesser man inherits something built by a greater man.
Deja, deja, deja, deja, deja vu