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Is Apple Lapsing into the Ordinary (Part II)

Posted in Applications and User Interfaces, Mobile Devices and Company Updates by Manas Ganguly on December 10, 2012

Over the last few months now, Apple has been behaving like the big daddy – reminiscent of Microsoft in the 2000-10 decade. Firstly, there is the push into patent led legal processes with Samsung; then the whole act of reducing supplies of the Samsung chips and then there is the whole maps fiasco for which Tim Cook has also had to apologize in public. Apple’s push to pack all of its eco-system in its walled garden is becoming a bad press issue. The latest being the Map application errors which has led Australian Police to issue a warning on use of the Apple Maps application in North West Australia categorizing the app as “Potentially Life Threatening”. The latest map glitch puts motorists 70 kms off from where they are supposed to be.

Again then – the question that arises- Post the Jobs era, Is Apple lapsing into the ordinary?

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