The ridicule that Apple has suffered following the introduction of the Maps application in iOS 6 is largely self-inflicted. The demo was flawless, 2D and 3D maps, turn-by-turn navigation, spectacular flyovers…but not a word from the stage about the app’s limitations, no self-deprecating wink, no admission that iOS Maps is an infant that needs to learn to crawl before walking, running, and ultimately lapping the frontrunner, Google Maps.
I never thought of this. It would have been nice to see or hear exactly that. Forstall might be wishing he could do the presentation again and throw in a sentence or two about how Apple’s Maps will get better over time.
/via The Beard.