One of the people who helped design the original Google Maps application for iPhone is lamenting over the poor performance of Apple’s new Maps offering in iOS 6, suggesting that such a blunder would have been unheard of under Steve Jobs’ lead. Fred Gilbert
, a Google Maps designer who worked with Apple on the original Maps app in iOS (then called iPhone OS) said he was highly disappointed when he first picked up the new iOS Maps app from Apple.
He wrote on Google+, “As one of the original designers of Google Mobile Maps I remember how difficult it was working with Apple. But this just blows my mind.”
Gilbert’s words undoubtedly take aim at Apple’s current leadership, and how Tim Cook didn’t pay enough attention to the details, as the late Steve Jobs would have done.
While it has become a cliche to say things would have been different under Jobs’ guidance, one can’t help but wonder how iOS Maps would have worked, had the iconic CEO still been around to call the shots.