Apple maps is not that big a disaster after all
November 13 , 2013
Apple Maps became the center of jokes when the app was initially launched. It was so error-ridden that the leader of the project got fired and the CEO ended up apologizing. The world was a happier place after Google launched its maps app.
However, it's not exactly a big win for Google since reports suggest that about 35 million people in America used Apple Maps last month. There were only 58.7 million users for Google Maps on both the Android and iPhone devices, compared to the 81.1 million during September last year.
An analyst said many people don't use the Google Maps app even if they have it. "Google has lost access to a very,very important data channel in the North American market," a mobile analyst said.