Apple Maps is apparently the worst thing ever. At least, that’s what the Internet has told me. Heck, even SourceFed did a video on how awful the new app is. And if Steve Zaragoza hates something, I probably hate it too.
That said, everyone that I’ve talked to who owns an iPhone 5 (with the exception of the aforementioned cuddly Mexican) absolutely loves Apple Maps. Now, I personally don’t care either way, because I was stupid enough to buy an 8GB iPhone 4 that now has too many Hoodie Allen songs on it to even upgrade to iOS 6. Something something white people problems….
Now, regardless of where you stand on Apple Maps, the fiasco has apparently cost the company $30 billion. That means that Apple shares lost 4.5% of their value.
I really don’t know what I find more shocking: That a moderately-usable-but-undoubtedly-flawed app led to a $30 billion loss, or that $30 billion only represents a 4.5% loss in share value. No wonder these effin’ phones are so expensive. Screw it, I’m going to consider switching to Samsung.
All this Maps talk has led to speculation over Tim Cook’s management of the company. Obviously Cook will never be esteemed in the way Steve Jobs was, but it does seem that Apple has lost much of the luster it had prior to Jobs’ passing.
BUT DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE 720P FRONT-FACING CAMERA?! It’s hard for me to not want the shiny new toy (and let’s be honest, iPhones are toys for adults). I want the front-facing camera, the retina display, and Facetime over cell networks. Why? Because I’m selfish.
First question: Do you own an iPhone?
Second question: Why?