Dan Gilmor: Who Is Winning The Battle Between Apple And Google Maps?
Guardian columnist tells us that if we upgraded your iPhone to iOS6 and got lost because of the map app, we're the collateral damage in a monopolists' war.
This article titled “Maps: site of an epic territorial struggle between Apple and Google” was written by Dan Gillmor, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 25th September 2012 20.06 UTC
So, iPhone users, how do you like being collateral damage?
If you “upgrade” to iOS6, Apple’s latest mobile operating system, you are going to lose an essential app that was native and bundled in previous systems. What you’ll get instead is, by all accounts, inferior to what’s gone missing. I refer, of course, to the mapping software that Apple has cobbled together from several small-company buyouts and its own considerable, if inadequate to date, efforts to create a serious rival to the banished Google Maps.