Updated Sep. 25, 2012 at 2:26 p.m.

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Published: 2012-09-25 10:43:00
Updated: 2012-09-25 14:26:44

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New mapping software Apple introduced with the iPhone 5 was criticized by technology gadget reviewers, who said it doesn't provide directions for public transportation and sometimes gets confused when navigating users....

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Big deal if Google makes their map app available in the App Store. Google can pout all they want, but truth is they has had years of opportunity to improve their map app and Apple comes out of the gate, albeit with some weaknesses (was Google's map app great in v. 1.0? I don't think so...), with useful functions such as spoken directiosn and perspective views.

I am not for one party or another but folks, have some perspective on this and realize that while Apple's v 1.0 of their map app may have some weaknesses, Google could and should have added these functions years ago if they had been on the ball.

Apple would still have made the move for co-opetition reasons, but users would have had a stronger case against this move by Apple. Now Apple in a number of respects improved on Google's map app.
Who really cares about Google's map app?

Ggogle has had years to refine and improvie their map app and Apple comes out of the gate, albeit with some weaknesses (was Google's map app great in v. 1.0? I don't think so...), with useful functions such as perspective maps and spoken direction

The fact that Apple decided to start moving away from Google as a partner (not least since Google's Android platform is their biggest competitor as a mobile platform) and replaced a particular app on the iPhone with one of their own makes perfect business sense.

I am not for one party or another but folks, have some perspective on this and realize that while Apple's v 1.0 of their map app may have some weaknesses, Google could and should have added these functions years ago if they had been on the ball.

Apple would still have made the move for co-opetition reasons, but users would have had a stronger case against this move by Apple. Now Apple in a number of respects improved on Google's map app.
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