7 Years Vs. 11 Days
I’ve been reading quite a lot about Apple’s new iOS 6 Maps app. So far, there are hundreds of articles published by renowned publishers and “analysts” on multiple blogs. Honestly speaking, I’m sick of all this non-sense and I’m tired of reading headlines like “Apple Blew It”, “Pathetic Maps” to a recently published “Take A Closer Look At The Icon For Apple’s Terrible Maps App”. I didn’t read all (hundreds of articles) of them because they’re all making or somehow converging to one point that “Apple failed”. I don’t know why but I can sense that most of these writers were happy when they were typing such headlines and drafting posts full of horseshit.
Almost all of these articles skipped one important point and that is “time”. We’ve seen how Google Maps started off and how Google improved their service over the course of 7 years. In these seven years Google has managed to collect data from millions of users worldwide which made Google Maps very accurate and where it stands right now. And there’s no doubt in the fact that Google employees one of the best “Map Team” in the world. Apple on the other hand has been working (acquiring companies and seriously working) on Maps from past couple of years. The company released iOS 6 publicly roughly 11 days ago on September 19th, 2012. I believe it’s wrong to compare Apple’s new Maps app with something which publicly out from past 7 years.
I’m not saying that Apple’s Maps app is the best app out there in the market, all I’m saying is that we should give Apple some time. We should give them some time to collect data from more than 100 million users who are currently using new Maps app. Apple always provides “the” best products in the world but that’s something which is completely in their hands. When it comes to apps like Map, it is something which completely relies on data. I believe it’s harsh to bash Apple on their Maps apps right now.
All of us can help them make it the best app in the world instead of just bashing the company for not releasing an app which could be compared to Google Maps.
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