Old Maps vs. New Maps | Vore
As far as I can see, the data supports three conclusions:
1. Given our set of data, old Maps doesn’t fare that much better than new Maps.
2. There seems to be a significant difference in the way the two companies approach the task of returning search results, with Google doing whatever it takes to get any result out, while Apple seems to prefer accuracy above all.
3. In the end, this is not really a particularly useful test insofar as determining the accuracy of Maps. At best, we get to see how good Apple is as at finding things, but with targets as big as whole towns we’re unlikely to unearth any information that is really useful.
Old Maps vs. New Maps | Daring Fireball
iPhone の新旧マップを比較する | maclalala2
Take A Closer Look At The Icon For Apple’s Terrible Maps App | Business Insider
Apple Drops the “Most Powerful Mapping Service Ever” Claim | Digital Inspiration
Apple Apologizes for Misstep on Maps | NYTimes.com
オリジナル iPhone に地図を搭載するのは土壇場での決断だった
Does Apple have a Scott Forstall problem? | Fortune Tech
Scott Forstall がアップルの問題児か？
地図でコケるミニ・スティーブなのかな：Scott Forstall, Apple’s ‘mini Steve’ | Long Tail World
［Exclusive Preview on iOS 5 | YouTube］
Twitter Photo Storage and Account Integration in iOS 5 | Daring Fireball
MG Siegler on Twitter’s imminent but as-yet-unannounced photo-hosting service:
So close to the bigger story, but yet so far. Imagine what else the system could provide if your Twitter account was a system-level service.
We’ve heard from multiple sources that Twitter is likely to have a big-time partner for such a service: Apple. Specifically, we’re hearing that Apple’s new iOS 5 will come with an option to share images to Twitter baked into the OS. This would be similar to the way you can currently share videos on YouTube with one click in iOS. Obviously, a user would have to enable this feature by logging in with their Twitter credentials in iOS. There would then be a “Send to Twitter” option for pictures stored on your device.
Next week will be a huge week for those of us who have lived on Twitter for last few years. Apple is building Twitter in deeply into iOS 5.
‘Huge’ | Daring Fireball
Robert Scoble, on Twitter:
Asked then whether he knows something or is just going on published rumors, he says he knows something.
search+photos | Twitter Blog:
Twitter: picture what’s happening now | YouTube
・iOS 5 will launch in the fall and will be a major revamp of the OS.
・It could well be previewed at WWDC, it just won’t be released then.
・The iOS 5 launch is also likely to coincide with the release of a new type of iPad, which we previously reported on.
・The new iOS will be heavily built around the cloud, and we could see several new services launch from Apple that take advantage of this.
・Yes, one of those is very likely a “music locker” service. There is also a fall launch aim for this, during Apple’s annual music-themed event.
・But much of the cloud stuff will first be talked about at WWDC, Apple’s developer event which will take place in June.
・One of the new cloud service elements is likely a location service that focuses on finding friends and family members.
・As we said yesterday, OS X Lion is still on pace for a summer release — some of the new cloud components are likely to be baked into it as well.