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Pat Redmond

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Updated: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:15 pm

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Always interested in the written word and now have the time to learn and write poetry. I'm interested in watching all sports and in current affairs.


A blog I did in 2012 Apple Loses Direction September 28, 2012 by Pat Redmond Today, Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, has come out and apologised for the inferior Maps App that has replaced Google Maps on the iPhone. He has advised customers to use Map software from other companies instead. When Tim Cook has to come out and apologises for something, it must be serious. For someone who has been following Apple for many years, it has come as a shock to me that they have made an app that is half-finished. It has many inaccuracies and some people will not use it for this reason. In their battle with Google, Apple now seem to be taking things too far. Google Maps was brilliant so why dump it if there is no suitable replacement? They had the license to use Google’s Map App until mid-2013! Apple have made a few mistakes in the past. Most notably its half-hearted social network Ping which is about to be made obsolete and Mobile Me which preceded the much better iCloud. These issues were not big enough issues to cause many complaints. So often, Apple fans including myself take it for granted that everything they do will be brilliant. It just goes to show everyone makes mistakes including Apple!

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