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Exact opposite imo. Great PR and what not but horrible technology, at least when put in price to ratio.

You live in NC. You can buy the fastest hardware phone available, iPhone 5, on a contract for the same price as the best Android phones. You couldn't be more wrong honestly.
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You live in NC. You can buy the fastest hardware phone available, iPhone 5, on a contract for the same price as the best Android phones. You couldn't be more wrong honestly.

In California a friend was looking at the prices and they said it would be $250 for iPhone 5 and $150 for Galaxy S 3, I was surprised I thought they both were $200 on contract.
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Apple will soon learn that you cannot survive in the technological market without the support of other companies.
This is a group effort. If they keep trying to drive away everything, pretty soon it will be them vs everyone. If it isn't getting that way already.

If I was Apple, and I was going to start pissing people off, I don't I would start with Google near the top of that list. biggrin.gif
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According to the source I read before seeing this thread,
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/25/us-google-iphone-idUSBRE88O07U20120925
Looks like iOS users won't be getting Google Maps. Ending in either any of the possibilities:
A) iOS users will stick to IOS5
B) Transition to Android
C) or just stick with iOS maps because "simplicity"is more important rather than the ability to customize the phone to your likings.

Or just go to: https://maps.google.com/
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If they really cared about their customers they would offer their new map while still retaining google maps. Compete with them instead of cutting them out. Alas, corporations are all inherently evil and will screw over their customers at the slightest inkling of increased profit. All corporations.
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In the end, it's really pathetic to see Apple do what they do with their obvious "hatred" towards Google and their products. In the long end, it is hurting their consumers--but then again, there are so many fanboys who accepts anything Apple throws at them.

They didn't do it out of hatred for Google though. Imagine it from the Apple side, they have a large part of their phones functionality dependent on a rival company. That in itself is a very bad idea. Imagine Android had a core app which was made by Apple.

As you've seen from the reaction, people aren't too accepting of Apple Maps. Although I must say that I'm personally not having any issues with it yet and I use it on a daily basis.
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Or just go to: https://maps.google.com/
Having a app for Maps is more intuitive and better than using it from the browser. Especially if one plans to use Voice Actions to look up a address.
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They didn't do it out of hatred for Google though. Imagine it from the Apple side, they have a large part of their phones functionality dependent on a rival company. That in itself is a very bad idea. Imagine Android had a core app which was made by Apple.

As you've seen from the reaction, people aren't too accepting of Apple Maps. Although I must say that I'm personally not having any issues with it yet and I use it on a daily basis.
There is a "indirect war" between the two tech companies. Both of them have been looking at each other and Apple is trying to get away from promoting Google's services. It is hatred, they rushed out a significant iOS update just to get rid of Google Maps causing iOS users to have a broken map app.

How exactly is this smart? If it wasn't hatred then they would just keep it the way it is until Apple Maps is complete.
On another note, there is a HUGE patent war going between Android manufacturers and Apple. Now that Google owns Motorola Mobility, Motorola is now suing Apple for patents which I'm sure is on behalf of Google. How exactly is this not hatred--it is a indirect cold war between the two tech companies with mainly Apple causing the problems by patent trolling every other company.

http://www.zdnet.com/motorola-mobility-sues-apple-again-seeks-iphone-mac-import-ban-7000002853/
And Android wouldn't care if it had a core app made by Apple--Android is a open platform. It doesn't reject apps for competition. Android allows Bing on their platform, they allow Amazon to make a OS based off Android. Android allows other "app stores" -- they really don't care. It's the competition, in the end with competition.... the consumer wins. With Apple's witch hunting companies for patents that are absolutely ABSURD (slide to unlock? really?) are hurting consumers in the end game.

Android itself is the OS... all the apps such as (GMail, Google Maps, Google Sync etc are all apart of a package known as "gapps")
Edited by zephiK - 9/25/12 at 11:51am
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Apple: Great product, horrible business sense... rolleyes.gif

Horrible business sense? You're talking about the most valuable company in history. You may not agree with some things they do, but it's pretty obvious when it comes to business and making money, Apple knows what they're doing.
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They didn't do it out of hatred for Google though. Imagine it from the Apple side, they have a large part of their phones functionality dependent on a rival company. That in itself is a very bad idea. Imagine Android had a core app which was made by Apple.
As you've seen from the reaction, people aren't too accepting of Apple Maps. Although I must say that I'm personally not having any issues with it yet and I use it on a daily basis.

That's like refusing to have MS Office for MacOS, or refusing to license your competitor's patents on LTE and other wireless protocols (scratch that)...

Apple is trying to create a "proprietary" ecosystem in order to control its client base, not to free them up or provide "choices", as everything is predetermined for them by "superior minds".
Surely works great up to a point, as some of the ppl working for them are surely brilliant, but how many "apples" can the squeeze in this "master of all trades" thing?
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Horrible business sense? You're talking about the most valuable company in history. You may not agree with some things they do, but it's pretty obvious when it comes to business and making money, Apple knows what they're doing.
It's not that they know what they're doing but Apple are definitely masters when it comes to marketing their product and giving it a strong brand name. People are willing to pay "more" for a product not because of their specifications or whats under the hood in their devices but because of its brand name.
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