Tim Cook Apologizes For Apple Maps

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Compile 'em all, Sep 28, 2012.

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  1. Richardgm macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
    So, to paraphrase, "our maps suck, use someone else's"?

    Not very encouraging.
  2. Reddmanz macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2010

    What would you like him to say?

    He admits it fell short of what we expect from Apple, He says they are working non stop to make it better, he offers you other solutions if Maps really are that bad for you.
  3. Sardaan macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2012
    Put the Google maps app on the app store and let the consumer decide, the web browser work around is not as convenient.

    As the apple maps improve the turn by turn directions will eventually win out on my phone, but they need time to bake.
  4. CalWizrd Suspended


    Jun 21, 2011
    NYC/Raleigh, NC
    What makes you think that there is an iOS6 Google Maps app at all?
  5. Italianblend macrumors 68000


    Mar 21, 2011
    This! We want google maps back, at least until Apple Maps is working as intended.

    And don't give me that "there is no ios 6 app for google maps." Just use the one from ios 5. Apple can easily do that.


    There's one on ios 5 that they can easily "transport" to ios 6. It's not like a whole new operating system.
  6. fastfinger macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2010
    What hurt me most was loss of detailed traffic data but traffic works w Google mobile so won't be switching to Android for now.
  7. vmachiel macrumors 68000

    Feb 15, 2011
  8. Kukulcan macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2011

    Yes, from a purely technical standpoint that would be no problem


    What is the problem with Apple Maps traffic?
  9. skyehigh macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2011
    Not a good start for Cook , there is no way this should have been brought out this early as it was nowhere near ready . Did the guy actually use it before it came out ?
    Google maps should have been kept along with new Apple maps till they perfected their own maps , then ditch Google , but thats just common sense ....
  10. Nevzorus macrumors 6502

    Feb 29, 2012
    I really think they should have 2 icons, one for Google Maps (The old one) and Apple Maps. It should come with both until Apple Maps is really good again.
  11. skyehigh macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2011

    Everyone with half a brain would have went that route but for some crazy reason Cook decided to release it now .
    Cant help thinking Jobs would never have done it this way .
  12. touchmonkey macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2008
    Smart move. Takes a big man to admit a mistake. First step to fixing it.
  13. PDE macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2005
    Yes, it is appropriate that he apologises. Did he have any choice given the disaster that is Maps and the way this is making iPhone users angry all over the world?

    Apologise is easy and an appropriate first step, but I'd like apple to make it right by allowing users to restore the old maps until apple's version works properly. Or allow people to move back to 5.1.1 . These are easy measures that would demonstrate goodwill at a time when apple really needs it.

    Suggesting other apps just doesn't cut it.
  14. Kukulcan macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2011
    Do you guys understand that the data in Google Maps is not Apple's property and that they probably have to negotiate again before they are able to use it?
  15. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2008
    Cincinnati OH
    I don't really care about the maps thing but I noticed this was less of an apology and more of an excuse. Just sayin'
  16. Kukulcan macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2011
    Had to look up what the difference is, but I think is is something inbetween.
  17. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2008
    Here's what they do then, swallow their pride, pull their maps and save it for iOS 7. In the mean time call Eric Schmidt and..............

  18. bp1000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2011
    Awesome he published this

    Most people would have hidden. It's going to create a lot of publicity.

    But because they admitted a mistake (everyone makes mistakes) I will continue to buy their products providing they still evolve.

    Unlike BMW who produced a bunch of cars that can be stolen in 30 seconds and deny there is even a problem.

    Interested in seeing how this admission affects their share price.
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