I don't know if google made its maps in one go. But years back when my brother got his first eclair android phone it had all the features available .nothing cutback because there was no market here.and it had a good gps by that days standard and yeah u could use it in India. And the phone had what ever android market offered.what I'm saying is he paid money he got what ever features those who stayed in Europe got.and I was using my n95(by then old) then which too had none of its features cutback.im not talking here about gps only but the whole device and the software features.
Now let me say about my iPad .i was super excited that I finally got an apple product.and then I started checking out the features available .
ITunes : was barebones.just some old keynotes. Ok well it may be only for Europe there may be some features cutoff .
iBooks :damn nothing on here.just some old classics that too nothing noteworthy.reading was one my main priority when I bought this. I thought yeah ok forget it I'll download kindle app and use that content.everything is there though the UI is not as good as iBooks.
Well the device is really good.i was happy.
And when I read I won't get Siri in ios6 I didn't have much complaints.i didn't buy ipad2 expecting to get Siri in the future
The thing is I'm losing an existing feature from iPad which is critical to my use.Ur losing an existing feature if u update.
That puts the customer at a serious disadvantage. If that attitude by a company is fair and u guys think it's fair there is nothing left to say.
And in other platforms windows:I wanted to buy a windows phone and probably will when new lumias come out.
Windows 7.5 had full bing maps (I'm not talking about Nokia maps which is integrated in win8 but bing maps).it was a decent mapping system and that was first version of a REAL windows smartphone.and windows didn't hold back any features here.
What I'm saying is there is only so much u can compromise when ur paying ur hard earned money.when ur paying same money and ur getting only half stuff. While the other platforms are not holding back anything(I'm not talking about only gps here) I think it's really unfair to customers.and when ur taking away even the existing features that's doubly unfair.
And if u guys think it's ok of apple to do it when no other platforms are doing that well let it be.