The mere fact that Google decided to hold a press conference just five days before WWDC (where Apple’s mapping product is widely expected to be unveiled) said pretty much all you needed to know. When it was announced last week, it seemed like it may have been thrown together at the last second to pre-empt Apple’s event. Now we can be positive that it was.
Steve Kovach, over at Business Insider:
We just finished watching Google’s presentation on all the updates for Google Maps.
It was boring.
Really, really boring.
I can’t wait to see what Apple is going to announce at WWDC on Monday, but I will be slightly saddened by the loss of Street View (at least until Google’s app comes out). As I’ve said before, the Street View experience on the iPhone and iPad is of superlative quality.