After some speculation, Apple Inc has finally announced their big plan for India. They have confirmed to start operations in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The Bengaluru facility will be the host to a new App development that will help boost upcoming developers and the Hyderabad facility will host a new center for Apple Maps development. This combined effort from Apple will help create up to 4000 plus jobs in the respective cities and maybe more cities will follow soon. Read More
When Apple launched its Map service back in 2012, it was quite the disaster. It had many major issues including inaccurate directions, wrongly labelled landmarks and 3D rendering problems. In fact, Tim Cook himself wasn’t very pleased with this service.
Ever since then Apple has been putting in a great deal of efforts to improve their Maps service and these efforts have finally paid off. A recent report by Associated Press states that Apple Maps is now used three times more than its “next leading competitor” on iPhone and iPad, with more than 5 billion map-related requests every week. The “next leading competitor” obviously being Google’s Map service. Read More
Bloomberg has looked into what really went wrong with iOS 8.0.1 and who is accountable for the whole mess. Their report points the finger at a QA manager who in the past had overseen quality control for Apple Maps project before its launch.
According to Bloomberg,
The same person at Apple was in charge of catching problems before both products were released. […] the mid-level manager overseeing quality assurance for Apple’s iOS mobile-software group, was also in charge of quality control for maps, according to people familiar with Apple’s management structure.