The internet is buzzing with complaints about Apple’s IPhone 5 release. The crux of the problem: Apple was unable to get Google’s permission to use their excellent maps application so Apple created their own maps application. This application is not working and so apple is apologizing.
“CNNMoney’s David Goldman has posted a gallery of eight Apple snafus, seven of which drew official Apple apologies, two of them — the $200 iPhone price cut in 2007 and the 2006 stock options scandal — from Jobs himself. Note that although the company issued free iPhone 4 bumpers, neither he nor Apple ever did apologize for Antennagate.”
For a good laugh, read this apology parody from The New Yorker:
Even as he apologized, Mr. Cook downplayed the number of Apple customers affected by the Maps glitch: “This only impacts Apple customers who have someplace to go. From what we can tell, most of our customers just go back and forth to the Apple Store and that’s pretty much it.”
The Apple C.E.O. also advised customers whose iPhones consistently drop calls to “try using a land line.”