Who else is mad about the apology?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by doc shivers, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. doc shivers macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2012
    I for one am extremely disappointed with Cook issuing the apology. Jobs would never have bent over to the competition and let them take turns on him. Apple has severely disappointed me, and supporting them through this is making me look like a fool. I have loved all apple products prior to this, and even love the IP5, but this move makes Cook look like an extremely meek CEO. If there is anything good that can come from this it is that the stakeholders will form an uprising to get his ass outed. Who is with me here?
  2. PerPlekz macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2012
    i agree. they should have let jonny ive take over instead of Tim Cookie

    Apology was not called for at all.

    I mean lets look at the situation. EVERYONE knows there are map alternatives. Hell, just because Safari may not measure up to Chrome, is he going to apologize for that too?

    I can see if it was a bad battery, or bad antenna gate stuff -- which is hardware issues. But a software thing? Where many other options exist, and apple maps is pretty much brand spankin new/beta-ish?

    C'mon Tim. Not necessary
  3. penajmz macrumors 68040


    Sep 11, 2008
    New York City
  4. armoredsaint macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2010

    what's wrong with admitting that the QC wasn't up to traditional Apple standards?
  5. SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2008
    I don't know how many times we have to reiterate the same old things, but here it goes:

    Tim is not Steve

    Do you know Tim? Steve Did, he worked along side the man for years and believed he was the right man for the job when he no longer could do it.

    Do we know all the factors that went into this decision? Tim likely didn't wake up today and decide to write a letter. He probably sought council from other top folks at Apple - Scott Forstall, Phil Schiller, etc. This isn't a decision made without input from senior people.

    To be clear, I'm not apologizing for Apple. They released a product that was not ready for prime time. But it seems like no one is happy anymore when we're being critical of them issuing an apology for an application we don't like.
  6. molingrad macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Dude you care way too much.
  7. Zeke D macrumors 6502a

    Zeke D

    Nov 18, 2011
    I assume some sort of quality control issue? how about a link so we can all be angry or whatever.
  8. minneola24 macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2009
    I'm not mad,

    Its just a bit to "overzealous" of apple to quit using google maps in place of their product, which they later apologize isnt that good.
  9. armoredsaint macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2010
    Didn't Phil tell everyone to go pound sand while wearing his untucked dress shirt - LOL

    Here's Timmays apology

  10. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    Uprising to get his ass outed when they're doing excellent financially which means more money in shareholders' pockets? You're funny.
  11. kthnxshwn macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2010
    Steve Jobs apologized tons of times. Not sure why everyone is comparing Tim to Steve as if they knew Steve personally.
  12. PerPlekz macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2012
    What you "reiterated" isn't important. Steve was a mad genius period. Just because he "picked" Tim doesn't mean that Tim is capable of keeping Apple Apple.

    So yea, you're right, Tim isn't Steve. Steve let the products talk because he knew the products and the future of them. Tim doesn't. And that's exactly what we are saying. Tim shouldn't have issued an apology.
  13. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2011
    First everyone is pissed at the quality of the Maps app, and now people claim to be mad because the head of the company had the b@lls to admit it? Idiocy reigns supreme.
  14. mtcowdog macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2010
    I think the apology is fine. Owning up to something is not weak.

    I question how Apple got to this point with Maps. That's the puzzler and hopefully an anomaly.
  15. dotme macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2011
    Steve apologized for 'Antennagate' - I don't see how this is much different.
  16. JS82712 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2009
    Their previous statement regarding maps was already good enough,I dind't understand why cook had to make a separate apology.
    On top of that, it would;ve been better if Cook gave the general public an understanding as to why this maps change was necessary (google's endless lust for user data)...etc.
  17. AVonGauss macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2006
    Boynton Beach, FL
    I'm not mad, but if he was really feeling bad about it, he would release an update and bring the old maps application back.
  18. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2012
    Indy, US
    Personally, i say let Jony do what he does best. Tim is a good PR person, but i think the real predecessor to Jobs is actually Scott Forstall.
  19. armoredsaint macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2010
  20. Michael Goff macrumors G5

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    Steve Jobs would never apologize?


    He apologized twice since the iPhone came out. To refresh some memories:

    From 2007:

    I have received hundreds of emails from iPhone customers who are upset about Apple dropping the price of iPhone by $200 two months after it went on sale. After reading every one of these emails, I have some observations and conclusions. . .

    We want to do the right thing for our valued iPhone customers. We apologize for disappointing some of you, and we are doing our best to live up to your high expectations of Apple.

    Steve Jobs

    Apple CEO

    From 2010:

    Yesterday Apple and its carrier partners took pre-orders for more than 600,000 of Apple’s new iPhone 4. It was the largest number of pre-orders Apple has ever taken in a single day and was far higher than we anticipated, resulting in many order and approval system malfunctions. Many customers were turned away or abandoned the process in frustration. We apologize to everypony who encountered difficulties, and hope that they will try again or visit an Apple or carrier store once the iPhone 4 is in stock.

    Why do people insist on changing history as time goes on?
  21. JS82712 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2009
    Scott Forstall? You mean the guy that released iOS 6 at a buggy, glitchy and laggy state on top of its lackluster 'new features', yet calls it the 'world's most advanced mobile OS'?

    That guy probably has the arrogance of Steve Jobs, but nothing more.
  22. pooleman, Sep 28, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2012

    pooleman Suspended


    Jan 11, 2012
    Eastern CT
    Oh God. Enough already.

    I just read the apology and thought it was classy. He acknowledged that he hears people's concerns. Give it a rest. If you can do better than develops your own map app and submit it to Apple. Or start your own tech company and develop a phone that will run your awesome new map app. Or, you can do some thing more reasonable, quicker, and cheaper........and just shut your noise hole.
  23. JS82712 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2009
    because that would have definitely helped apple maps which is lacking backend data from users. :rolleyes:
  24. SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2008
    It's quite important. Some folks have this impression that Tim needs to be Steve and do exactly what "Steve would have done". The truth is that what Steve would have done is really just what the individual poster would want him to do. It's always so easy to speak for the dead.

    And if Steve knew the products future so well, why did he even bother releasing Ping? and MobileMe? Companies take risks, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I'd rather they own up to the mistakes than not.

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