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-- apples and map disaster.
Are and we do you mean disaster.
Came back on the scene thankfully what they've revamped version for the -- and with ten million downloads within the first 48 hours of that the release.
Pretty big numbers and with us from DC and all things digital is the great Walt Mossberg personal technology columnist -- the Wall Street Journal.
I think we're offer change all -- does not that anyone cares what the two of us think but everybody cares that you think -- -- pretty impressed by this the -- right.
Well I was I have to say Merry Christmas for small thank you very -- very short and very important and I hope you both get good gifts for each other.
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But back to -- add Google Maps question nom.
At what -- here's they actually think -- everybody suspected that when apple.
Replaced -- Google Maps is the built in a map -- for the iPhone.
With Iran and when it didn't do well wasn't.
Up to their standards.
That cool would it would work on and release.
-- -- -- than they've done that.
With -- really interesting thing is that they took the opportunity.
To completely redesigned Google Maps.
Cleaner and simpler and -- and easier to used.
Then the one they have on their own android response although I think eventually that -- -- migrate to android.
And it has more features than what they had on the -- thumb before.
So I think it's the best.
-- sap on a mobile phone that I have tested period.
-- why would they do that though a new kind of answer this in your column why would they make.
Improved -- But I find and not it's on android -- Well I at first well as I said I think there's this new designed to -- ground up redesign.
Migrate to -- I think they did it first and I focused they saw big opportunity and they race to do it.
But in really this is.
A -- on a very interest -- thing about tech companies.
-- -- to have this kind of but -- petition they call it where.
You know they're they're fierce competitors but they also understand it.
They there enemies have big platforms and I think get on those platforms and -- company like Google.
Which is really not a hardware company its interest in an advertising and and you know having people use its services -- there are hundreds of millions of apple devices.
As you were hinting they are actually -- more android devices in the world -- lot more.
But apple is a huge platform and a Google has all kinds of Babs on the on the iPhone and so this was very important to them to get on there and to get on there.
In -- -- that was really attractive than they've they've pull that off.
The kind of interesting I guess to see what apple does next because -- users now are happy again just as they were before the the mess they had in this problems have of their own if -- everybody there had to -- previously everybody was happy with that.
They went through a tough period now they have these Google maps happen everybody's happy again but ice and apples still gonna go back and try to or it -- who are doing it right now trying to fix their issues right.
Yeah I mean is it.
There's two things here one is this is it and mapping is it and location our strategic things.
Steve Jobs before it passed away decided he had to get into this and partly -- to be fair to apple.
Google had withheld from its iPhone version of its maps -- a crucial thing.
Which was voice prompted turn by turn directions they had the money and -- and they never put the money I found one.
This is what angered.
Apple to a considerable extent so.
Apple you know hasn't as a big team working on this.
They have improved their -- considerably.
It's still not as good as Google as I said but I also said McCollum it's improving.
And dyed my guess is they're gonna keep working on and working on and are working on it.
And try to improve the other thing you have to understand is.
Apple maps is still -- default.
Built in -- on a farm so if you have another.
Kind of -- let's say that's -- I don't know some kind of a restaurant finder -- That it has the capability bring up but on the -- and it's gonna do it from apple not Google.
-- Love you happy holidays.
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