Arab Today, arab today apple ceo sorry for maps shortcomings
Last Updated : GMT 05:49:56
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Apple CEO sorry for maps shortcomings

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Apple CEO sorry for maps shortcomings

New York - AFP

Apple apologized on Friday for its glitch-ridden maps application in its new operating system used by the iPhone 5 and urged customers to use rival programs while improvements are made. \"At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment,\" chief executive Tim Cook said in an open letter. \"We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better.\" Apple developed its own mapping program included in its new mobile iOS 6 operating system, and in doing so booted off Google Maps, which had been the default program for Apple devices. But the new Apple program immediately drew scorn for omitting key landmarks and cities, failing to identify correct locations and distorting views from its images. Cook encouraged customers to use alternatives including Google, as Apple works out its bugs. \"The more our customers use our Maps the better it will get and we greatly appreciate all of the feedback we have received from you,\" he said. \"While we\'re improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their Web app.\" Although the maps application does not generate revenues directly, it often links to searches, and keep users in the company\'s \"ecosystem,\" which can be important over the long term. The apology came as Apple was launching its new iPhone in 22 additional countries, a week after a rollout in nine. The device, which sold more than five million in its launch weekend, is to be available in 100 countries by year-end. The new iOS 6 operating system according to Apple, has been downloaded for more than 100 million devices, including previous versions of the iPhone and the iPad tablet, But the maps glitches have tarnished the reputation of the iconic US firm, and some analysts have suggested the problems could drive customers away from the iPhone. Google has been silent so far on whether it will produce a new maps app for iOS 6, but the Google Maps program can be accessed through Web browsers on Apple devices. \"We\'ll have to get used to a degraded experience on iOS with respect to location and directions,\" said Roger Kay, analyst with Endpoint Technologies Associates. \"Apple\'s own maps app, clearly inferior now, will likely improve over time, reducing the current irritant. But this is the first time that I can recall when Apple made a decision to sacrifice user experience for competitive positioning.\" Many of the map miscues were highlighted on social media sites, including a Tumblr page titled \"Those Amazing iOS 6 Maps.\" One user posted an image from the maps program, saying, \"The Helsinki Central Railway Station has magically turned into a park.\" Another posting said, \"Apparently Belgrade, Serbia has no rivers.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today apple ceo sorry for maps shortcomings Arab Today, arab today apple ceo sorry for maps shortcomings

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today apple ceo sorry for maps shortcomings Arab Today, arab today apple ceo sorry for maps shortcomings

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque

GMT 12:13 2017 Thursday ,11 May

Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque
Arab Today, arab today Seeks to move past rift with Israel

GMT 08:00 2017 Monday ,08 May

Seeks to move past rift with Israel
View News in Arabic - Business: أخبار الشركات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat

GMT 16:29 2017 Monday ,08 May

Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Jaguar displays XF Sportbrake line

GMT 14:36 2017 Monday ,08 May

Jaguar displays XF Sportbrake line
Arab Today, arab today BMW sees forecasts in reach

GMT 09:04 2017 Thursday ,04 May

BMW sees forecasts in reach
Arab Today, arab today Climate science: Bad news gets worse

GMT 08:48 2017 Saturday ,06 May

Climate science: Bad news gets worse
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday