Sadly, the users’ preference for Apple Maps is not the result of the application’s superior quality. On the contrary. Apple Maps had some big problems from the start. But, iPhonescome with Apple Maps already installed. Very few users will bother to reinstall Google Maps, unless they are more technically savvy or really need a good map application.
Many people expected that serviceslike Pandora will suffer the same destiny as Google Maps after the launch of iTunes Radio. But, at least in the short run, Pandora is doing really well. The launch campaign did Pandora a great service by mentioning it all the time, so the listeners were well informed about it. But, as iTunes Radio becomes available in more countries, it is to be expected that the iPhone owners will automatically tune to iTunes Radio. Why not, it is already there.
The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.
The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.