No, the Apple (AAPL) Maps fiasco wasn’t part of some grand plan to get Google (GOOG) to produce a higher-quality iOS maps application of its own. Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, who’s about as well-connected to Apple as any blogger out there, senses that Apple’s executives are “seething” over the way Google Maps has received “accolades and joy” after being released for iOS this week as Apple Maps has become “the butt of jokes.” Even though Apple Maps was a big black eye for Apple, the company still doesn’t have all that much to complain about this year since its iPhone 5 had a record launch and its iPad mini is by far the most wanted tablet for holiday shoppers in the United States. All the same, the company can’t be happy to see many of its own fans happily rejoicing that they no longer have to rely on a subpar maps application.
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