“Maybe I’m a bit too excited, but I toggle between Apple’s Maps application and Google Maps multiple times a day, seven days a week. So, I notice even small changes,” Rocco Pendola writes for TheStreet.
MacDailyNews Take: ‘Tis not surprising that Rocco’s frequently lost.
“When Apple Maps came out, it was horrible. Tim Cook should have never released it in its original condition. Steve Jobs would have been furious,” Pendola writes. “At least slap a ‘beta’ next to its name, like Apple did with Siri.”
MacDailyNews Take: “Beta.” As we wrote a year ago.
“But, today, and presumably after the iOS 7 update, Apple Maps has come into its own,” Pendola writes. “Despite the lingering absence of transit directions (at last check, Apple still suggests Google Maps and other ‘routing’ apps), I now prefer to Apple over Google… When using a cellular connection, Google Maps has been placing me a block — sometimes more — from where I actually am. Apple Maps continues to get more precise, which matters when you’re not dealing with a perfect grid-like network of streets and avenues.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Amazingly, Rocco wrote something that’s not only true, but only knocks Tim Cook for not being Steve Jobs as an aside rather than as the main theme of the article. Miracles do happen!