Its too early to write off Apple from the market. The company values its customer's love, and develops better applications
Apple's iOS 6 has witnessed extensive denigration for below par applications, specially the map app embedded in the newly launched iPhone 5. Apple had removed all Google enabled apps from its iOS platform, such as Google maps and Youtube. The faulty information given by Apple's own map application forced the CEO Tim Cooks to apologize publicly.
If you think that will tarnish Apple's future business and enhance Google's stake in the mobile market, you are missing out some important facts that may turn the game upside down!
Better wait than invest again
As estimated by many, Apple's loss will directly boost Google's sales, requires a reconsideration. iPhone 5 users were angry over inaccurate map applications. However, they will not switch immediately to an Android phone just because a map app is faulty.
The users have already invested in the iPhone, and they would prefer waiting for the app to debugged or go for other map applications enabled in it.
Love for Apple will forgive
Apple's loyal users will compromise with a temporary fault than reject the product completely. Google will have to come with an updated iOS map application soon, else the users shall become habitual of using other apps. Google Android's love in the market is unquestionable but that still won't be able to directly impact sales of the latest offering from house of Apple.
Apple pulling Facebook away from Google?
Along with removing Google apps from iOS 6, Apple has done the reverse for Facebook. It has increased Facebook badges and labels with many of its apps, most popular of them being iTunes. The current iTunes version allows you to know what your Facebook friends are listening and purchasing on it.
But Facebook will face competition from Apple’s new photo-sharing and commenting feature, Photo Stream. This new feature alllows users to coment and like photos(just like Facebook does) and offers smoother sharing than Facebook.
Ian Broyles, developer of Versagram, says, “[It’s] not a threat to Facebook in its current form. People know how to share a photo on Facebook easily but I would guess most iOS 6 users don’t know iOS 6 even has shared Photo Stream. Also, the requirement to have an iCloud account is a big barrier to sharing photos that ‘Grandma’ can easily view.”
Its too early to write off Apple's iOS 6, because Apple holds an undisputed status and a huge domain of loyal followers. Moreover, the company is expected to bounce back with improved products; who knows if the new Apple maps app(which is under debugging) comes out more accurate and exciting than Google maps.
Yes ! this can be expected from Apple.