Apple’s Maps Are Still Lost | TechCrunch
Why didn’t they appear? One tipster says it was a personnel issue: “Many developers left the company, no map improvements planned for iOS 8 release were finished in time. Mostly it was failure of project managers and engineering project managers, tasks were very badly planned, developers had to switch multiple times from project to project.”
ComScore research shows that while Apple suffered a PR disaster over maps, Google lost 23m iPhone users in the US
AppleはMaps Version 2.0に向けて二交代勤務だそうです！ | Apple Products Fan
We know that there are resource changes happening at Apple, but it seems the are also kicking development into high gear (working double shifts) in preparation for Maps version 2.0.
First thing Cue did was fire Richard Williamson, the man previously in charge of Maps. The second thing Cue did was take on the expanded role left vacant by Williamson’s departure. This move will either be brilliant or a disaster, depending on whether Cue has the capacity to properly handle everything in his portfolio (he is also responsible for Siri, another app from Apple that is subject to some criticism).
Apple improving 3D Flyover visuals in iOS 6 Maps | AppleInsider
Snappli Network Decides Apple Maps Can Get Lost | Snappli Blog
Summary: before iOS 6 1 in 4 people were using Google maps at least once a day. After iOS 6: 1 in 25 using Apple maps and falling.
Do iOS 6 users stick with Apple Maps? Snappli reckons it knows... | guardian.co.uk
Snappli and Claims of iOS Maps App Usage Plummeting | Daring Fireball
Apple’s Maps Is A Black Eye, Nothing More | TechCrunch
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
（情報筋）AppleがiOSマップ修正のためにGoogleマップの元開発者を積極的に引き抜いている | TechCrunch Japan
My source — a contractor who worked on Google Maps as part of a massive undertaking to integrate Street View and newly licensed third-party data to improve European coverage, as well as develop the platform’s turn-by-turn navigation — says that when attention turned to indoor mapping, things started to become less interesting and a lot of staff began looking around for other opportunities. That turned out to be good timing for Cupertino.
Google Maps のスタッフは 7000人 ： Apple は どうするの？ | Agile Cat