We’ve noted several times of late that any issues related to new iDevices are inevitably blown out of all proportion. With the iPhone 5 it's Apple Maps, which isn't quite up to Google Maps’ standards. Oh, the humanity!
But while CEO Tim Cook wrote an open letter of apology, conceding that Apple Maps “fell short”, a survey from ChangeWave suggests that consumers couldn’t care less.
ChangeWave Research leads with the headline “Apple Maps Issue Irrelevant as Massive iPhone 5 Buying Continues”. Does what it says on the tin.
According to ChangeWave, 90% of iPhone 5 users report no problem at all with Apple Maps. A modest 6% said it was “somewhat of a problem”, while only 3% felt it was a “Very Big Problem”.
To give those figures some context, a previous ChangeWave survey suggested that only 64% of iPhone 4 owners felt Antennagate wasn’t a problem; a significant 36% had some form of complaint.
The other slightly controversial feature on the iPhone 5 is the smaller Lightning connector, rendering previous accessories incompatible without an adapter.
However, the majority of users reckon it’s not much of a problem (31%), or no problem at all (26%).
How strange. It’s almost as if the media sensationalises such issues, hmm...