Woz and Schmidt on Apple’s Maps app

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Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak thinks the negative comments on the Maps app are exaggerated. Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt reveals now that the company does not hurry with the release of a new iOS app.

In an interview with ZDNET, Steve Wozniak has given his opinion about Apple Maps. His first experiences are not particularly positive. Especially the navigation function is not good. He was not able to purely to navigate using voice while succeeded on its Android smartphones. Nevertheless, he exaggerated the negative reactions. He feels that people focus too much on minor issues that do not relativize in proportion to the benefits they have.

“I have been reading about the problems, and I do not know if they are severe, That … Sometimes, there are a lot of complaints about one little thing people spot, but it’s not that hard to deal with in life.”

Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt has meanwhile responded Reuters. He believes that Apple has made the wrong choice by moving away from Google. He also says that Google has done nothing towards offering a new iOS version of Google Maps. Thus he expresses earlier rumors of an impending Google Maps app into the ground. According to Schmidt, the two companies are still talking to each other and there may be some concerns of cooperation arise.

“We have not done anything yet. […] We’ve been talking with [Apple] for a long time. We talk to them every day.”

Schmidt has nothing against iOS Maps app, he said. This is not even sure if Google is intending to use Google Maps for iOS to come. Yet it is in line with expectations that this will happen. In previous trials, namely to show that the vast majority of the mobile Google Maps using iOS comes despite the larger number of Android smartphones.


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