Google Maps is getting better than Apple Maps is. Lauding Apple Maps as an achievement is foolish.

Everyone knows that the breakthroughs under the Jobs reign each took many years. But the last several years have each been without any breakthroughs.

The products released under Cook simply aren't of the same quality. And stalwarts are being entirely ignored. No one is demanding product excellence at Apple anymore.
7:17 pm — Monday, 8 August 2016
gruber circlejerk:
> It’s about as accurate and insightful as a “state of Apple” profile could be. I wish I had written it.

It always has to be about you, doesn't it, fat man?

> I spoke to Tetzeli while he was working on this piece, and I’m quoted a few times.

Ahh, of course.

> This one begs for an explanation:

Or, in this case, a walk-back. And couldn't you find your own quote from your oft-touted impressive tagging features, that you refuse to expose to us mere plebes?
9:38 pm — Monday, 8 August 2016
It's the best Apple piece ever written because it quotes Gruber himself! And also because it's an epically long defense of Apple's imperfections, the type of work Gruber could have done if he had the energy and motivation to do more than write a few hundred words of free Apple PR a week, in between linking to other people's stories.
9:59 pm — Monday, 8 August 2016
A Trained Chimp:
"The products released under Cook simply aren't of the same quality."

This is baseless and wrong, but thanks for a slightly new variation on the "Steve wouldn't have allowed this" meme.
10:16 pm — Monday, 8 August 2016
One High:
Apple is the most misunderstood company, and that goes to all of their products. Saying Google Map is much better now compare to Apple Map is laughable because Apple Map is never better than Google Map. however it's getting closer. Saying that it is not an achievement is just as foolish because no other map company can make a well rounded map that is closer to Google Map other than Apple.
12:48 am — Tuesday, 9 August 2016
It would have been impossible for apple to catch up to google in maps in short time frame. Your talking about a product thats been around for over a decade or so.

The issue is whether it was better for Apple customers to have a slightly inferior mapping app for a time rather than have google take even more data from apple customers?

Also, is it right for apple customers to be held to ransom over the business needs of companies like Google, Microsoft etc.. for core functionality that they expect in their phones?

That's apple's position. Like it or lump it they are not trying to be in that position ever again. MS did it to them. Adobe did it to them. Now no one can do that to them.
I applaud that long term view in a world that is now about short term thinking.
9:31 am — Tuesday, 9 August 2016
_Hamlet_: I wish I had written it.
3:42 am — Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Excellent, dare I say **cogent** analysis.
2:18 pm — Thursday, 11 August 2016
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