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Apple CEO: We 'Fell Short' On Maps

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Top message:  Reactions... by hepresearch   Sep 28, 2012, 1:35 PM

Replying to:  Re: Reactions... by hepresearch   Sep 30, 2012, 7:00 PM

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by Slammer    Sep 30, 2012, 9:30 PM

You mention that Android is small revenues for Google? I hardly think so Hep. I feel you are underestimating the wealth of Android.

Revenues for Google's Android system is in the billions. And because of the Android collective and growing adoption, I don't feel Google is going to "just divest" the system regardless of lawsuits. Besides, I don't feel there is enough to sue over.

Look, Apple needs to do something here but eliminating Google maps this early is a mistake anyway we try to perceive it. Apple is losing ground in the App department because the Android play store has grown to almost equal the app store content. This has been one of Apple's profit generating outlets. Apple is also hardware and the number of adversaries for such products has become very competitive. So, Apple seeking other means of profit, is the next step. However, it's going to take more than money to be able to muscle internet control. Apple really needs to concentrate in using it to their advantage rather than trying to rebuild it in their own little ecosystem.Maybe there are other alternatives but, Google Maps was partially built to enormous proportions by utilizing Ios user's information to make it as powerful as it is. Apple would benefit from utilizing the same practice. Yes? No? If they cared anything about the end users and building a better map system, they should've held on. Apple is all about profit margins. That's it. Nothing more. Taking a hit in licensing competitor's products, is not how they like to operate. I fully believe that this is the MO in this decision. Unfortunately, it comes at the expense of the end user. It also affects Siri and Calenders, as well as other map dependant programs. How long do you think end users can hold out when counter parts are moving faster ahead?

John B.

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