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Apple Maps Richard Williamson Fired

More heads roll at Apple as company axes Apple Maps chief

November 27th, 2012

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple (AAPL) has fired the executive in charge of its flawed mapping service. The Cupertino-based company was reportedly upset with Richard Williamson for his role in the Apple Maps fiasco, which is said to have hurt the debut of the iPhone 5. This is now the second executive that has been let …

How to bring Google Maps back to iOS 6 on the iPhone

October 9th, 2012

Apple (AAPL) has been taking some major heat as of late for its decision to remove Google Maps from iOS 6. The Cupertino-based company chose to instead incorporate its own in-house mapping service into the platform and has faced harsh criticism as a result. Although Apple is actively improving its own maps app, many people …

Apple’s iOS 6 Maps app already showing signs of improvements

October 5th, 2012

When Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook said his team was working non-stop to to improve the decidedly subpar iOS 6 Maps app, he wasn’t kidding. Several MacRumors forum members are reporting that Apple’s quickly correcting some of its botched 3D Flyover views including the now-famous invisible Statue of Liberty. MacRumors says that imagery improvements have been …

Apple’s Maps uses up to 80% less data than Google Maps on iOS

October 2nd, 2012

Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook might have issued a heartfelt apology for the subpar new Maps app, but look on the bright side: Apple’s vector graphics-based app is actually up to five times more data efficient than Google’s (GOOG) raster graphics-based iOS Maps app, according to a new analysis from Onavo. By using vector graphics, Apple’s …

Apple said to have no quick fix for Maps dilemma

October 1st, 2012

There’s a reason why Google (GOOG) employs more than 7,000 people to work on its Maps application: Because making a top-notch maps app is extremely difficult and requires a lot of investment, manpower and time. Technology Review has talked with several mapping experts to get a sense of just how long it will take for Apple …

Apple Maps could be coming to OS X

July 9th, 2012

Apple’s new mapping technology that is set to debut with the release iOS 6 this fall may be making its way to Mac computers in the near future as well, Technically Personal reported. Developer Cody Cooper found an XML file with a reference to disable shading on a set of Intel based graphics chipsets, which, …