So now that Google Maps is on the iPhone everyone who doesn’t own an Android is going to act like Google Maps never existed on any other platform, ever, for like the past three years?
This would be worth grumbling about if, you know, anyone was actually saying that. But it’s only the imaginary Apple users in people’s heads that have — everyone actually incarnated in flesh was complaining about how far behind the Apple-created Google Maps app was compared to the one available for Android. There may have been (valid) debates about how much of that was Google’s fault and how much of it was Apple’s, but nobody argued it wasn’t a real thing.
While Artie McStrawman had gone away for a while — when most grownups stopped having the Mac vs. PC argument beyond either chuckling at or clucking their tongues at John Hodgman and Justin Long — but Artie’s doing yeoman service in the Smartphone Wars these days. Maps fail! Appletard! Walled garden! Walled garden! I’a Cthulhu!
For fuck’s sake.