CEO Apple Minta Maaf untuk Maps App

Tim Cook

Dalam sebuah langkah yang sangat langka, CEO Apple Tim Cook meminta maaf secara terbuka atas aplikasi peta baru, yang menggantikan Google Maps pada iPhone.

Cook mengakui bahwa aplikasi peta baru mereka jauh dari komitmen perusahaan untuk memberikan "pengalaman terbaik" dan CEO bahkan melanjutkan untuk merekomendasikan pelanggan mencoba aplikasi peta lain - termasuk Google - sementara Apple bekerja untuk memperbaiki petanya sendiri.

Maps App telah banyak disorot oleh pengulas dan pelanggan secara online, karena kesalahan fundamental dalam pemetaan 3D dan arah, dan jauh dari standar yang ditetapkan oleh Google Maps.

Berikut isi surat dari Tim Cook yang di kutip dari Mashable:

To our customers,

At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment. We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better.

We launched Maps initially with the first version of iOS. As time progressed, we wanted to provide our customers with even better Maps including features such as turn-by-turn directions, voice integration, Flyover and vector-based maps. In order to do this, we had to create a new version of Maps from the ground up.

There are already more than 100 million iOS devices using the new Apple Maps, with more and more joining us every day. In just over a week, iOS users with the new Maps have already searched for nearly half a billion locations. The more our customers use our Maps the better it will get and we greatly appreciate all of the feedback we have received from you.

While we’re improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their web app.

Everything we do at Apple is aimed at making our products the best in the world. We know that you expect that from us, and we will keep working non-stop until Maps lives up to the same incredibly high standard.

Tim Cook
Apple’s CEO