Better off buying Google
That would essentially be giving up
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 13:26
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Posted 09 October 2012 - 23:25
I've seen the progress of Maps since Beta 1 four months ago, and it has nothing to do with what it was in that time.
I do believe that within the next release of iOS, they will have one of the best mapping systems out there. And yes, they had to release it someday because these things require user feed-back, unless you buy an awesome database from a competitor.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:22
Well, Google does it once per several years... Maps are nice, but not up-to-date.
Like most mapping solutions, the maps are stored server side. Apple don't need to update iOS to update errors in maps, or add points of interest. They're doing so on a daily basis.
Moreover, There are also many mapping programs out there. And Google is not in better condition. In Russia, for example, Google Maps are not popular in Russia on Android. Just from first launch people installing Yandex Maps and 2GIS for maps and POIs and Navitel or PROGOROD for navigation. Yandex Maps comes preinstalled on most devices. And there are rumors that Apple will partner with Yandex for Russian maps and with Yahoo, which is using Zenrin, for Japanese Maps
Secondly, I wonder how many of you bashing Apple maps are actually iOS owners? Despite the deserved negative publicity Apple maps actually isn't that bad. Yes it has some very silly mistakes it in, but when you're trying to map the whole world that's to be expected. On the whole it's fine for general use.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:36
I would like to see Apple get their hands on some of Nokia's other valuables such as wireless charging and such. Imagine the additional patents and suppliers they could acquire. But I could settle for them acquiring Garmin.
I think they should buy Nokia, Nintendo, Yahoo!, and partner with Dyson and Tesla Motors.
Pandora, Grooveshark, Spotify and Oakley would be nice too.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:00
While Nokia's mapping solution is better than Apple's, it's not that much better. I don't see any reason why Apple can't achieve the same level on their own. Whether they'll catch up with Google anytime soon is a different story altogether.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:13
Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:25
You can't be serious? Apple is nowhere even close to Nokia's mapping system. Barely google can keep up with them.
Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:35
An aggressive buyout going straight to shareholders makes the views of management of both companies irrelevant,
Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:10
Nokia frequently uses out of date maps