Criticism of the map service on iOS 6 did not pass by Apple. The company has seriously decided to get Google Maps developers into its team. This was reported by the TechCrunch edition. All the fuss started after numerous complaints about errors in Apple maps. The application turned out to be unfinished and "raw". Errors were present both in the names of small streets and entire cities.
As a reminder, iOS 6 contains Apple's cards, which the company has been working on since 2009. However, this initiative has not yet received the expected result.
Apple maps are significantly inferior to the usual Google Maps.
However, such a resonance does not in the least interfere with the sales of iPhone 5. As reported by Apple, in just three days more than 5 million iPhone 5s were sold. Over 100 million people downloaded the iOS 6 operating system. According to the leadership of the Cupertino-based company, it did not expect the demand to be so massive. Therefore, some "lucky ones" will receive new smartphones only in October. IPhone 5 is already on sale in Australia, the United States, Hong Kong, Japan, France, the United Kingdom and Singapore. From the end of September, 22 more countries will join this list.
Apple is still not going to give up, and is solving the situation with the map service. The company's staff members are seriously looking for candidates to develop a new service.
According to TechCrunch, Apple has already found a specialist who once worked on Google Maps, and more specifically, developed Street View of Europe. According to the newly minted Apple employee himself, Google started creating maps of the premises, which disappointed many. So they are happy to be leaving Google and happy to sign contracts with Apple. By the way, according to some reports, it is known that Apple hired this mysterious stranger for the position of manager overseeing the development of the final product.
Last week, the company posted an ad on the Internet seeking developers to work on "the best mapping service."
According to TechCrunch, Apple needs to build momentum to create a competition for Google Maps. This means that the transfers of Google employees to Apple will not end with one person. Business Insider reports that more than 8,000 developers are working on Google's mapping service, 1,000 of them are on the staff, and 7,000 are contracted. Apple does not have such resources yet, but it is still …