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iOS 6 FAIL

By Richi Jennings: Your humble blogwatcher curated these bloggy bits for your entertainment.

Grant Gross gets going:

Apple CEO Tim Cook is "extremely sorry." ... Apple launched a new version of Maps...built from the "ground up."

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[But the] Maps software has misplaced some landmarks, pointed...to wrong addresses and has not included major infrastructure such as bridges.  MORE

And John Paczkowski pokes fun at Mister Cook:

...he took the unusual step of directing frustrated users to alternative[s]...from the company’s rivals. ... This morning, a new “Featured” category appeared in the App Store: “Find maps for your iPhone/iPad.” ... Unprecedented.

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But it’s...very savvy. ... It reinforces the idea that the company cares.  MORE

Gosh! Google's great mapping minions mutter, mirthfully:

Google Maps is available to everyone. ...just follow the steps below.

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You get many of the same Google Maps features you’re familiar with...without needing to install any updates.  MORE

So Jonny Evans rallies the troops:

The company is showing it has the commitment to continue to improve the service. ... [The] public apology is a big deal from such a secretive company. ... [Apple] has the money, the intelligence and the clout to improve its services. ... Cook’s statement suggests Apple will be doing just that, and rapidly too.

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This new spirit of openness should be welcomed. ...rather than appearing isolationist and remote...[it's] listening to its customers, and making a public promise to improve.

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Apple’s statement may also be bad news for former Maps partner, Google. ... Things are going to get interesting.  MORE

"Interesting"? Well, Preston Gralla agrees, but for a different reason:

They're likely celebrating at Microsoft. ... [Cook's] letter is the usual marketing-speak [but with] specific recommendations about mapping apps. ... And the first one he mentions is Bing.

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Bing Maps is a winner. ...it doesn't just offer maps, but also driving, walking...mass transit directions...traffic information...location-based business information...very nifty add-ons such as...the prices of gas...a taxi fare calculator, and a parking finder.

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Bing Maps deserves more attention, and Apple's map fiasco just gave it some.  MORE
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