The Latest In The Google And Apple Maps Saga
Here we are two full weeks after the release of iOS 6, and the Apple/Google Maps drama continues to permeate the headlines. In case you haven’t kept a close eye on all of the latest, allow me to provide a bit of a recap.
Wall Street Journal tech columnist Walt Mossberg says Google will announce Street View the web on iOS on Thursday. “In fact, Google plans to announce on Thursday that it is adding its popular Street View feature, missing from Apple’s maps, to the Web version of Google Maps accessed from the iPhone and iPad,” he’s quoted as saying. “I tested this addition, which displays 360-degree photographic street views of selected locations, and interior photographic views of certain businesses, using sample links Google sent me. These links worked well, allowing me to see the locations and pan around with a finger.”
Though I’ve only heard more complaints first-hand about Apple’s Maps in recent days, apparently the app uses less data than Google Maps did in iOS 5.
That’s one of the few positive things we’ve seen published about Apple’s offering, which led to a full on apology from CEO Tim Cook last week.
Now, here’s Apple Maps “reimagined as a surrealist art project” (via BoingBoing):