“But less than a week after Tim Cook suggested that iPhone owners unhappy with the new Apple Maps application try out its competitors, few appear to have gotten any long-term boost in traffic,” Casey Newton reports for CNET.
“Neither Bing and Waze, both recommended by Cook, has risen the top of the charts in the wake of his widely read letter,” Newton reports. “After an initial spike in downloads, both have fallen precipitously… It’s harder to assess traffic to the other two apps. Cook suggested users try out the Web apps for map products from Nokia and Google, where usage is harder to track. It’s possible both companies are seeing a sharp rise in traffic via mobile Safari.”
Newton reports, “Strangely enough, the response to Cook’s letter appears to offer comfort to Apple. Few are saying its Maps app is great — but judging by their downloading patterns, they may be finding it good enough.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]