Bad Apple! Build your own shit!

8 Mar

This one takes the cake … well maybe not. Apple a company known for stealing others work and passing it off as their own has been at it again! This time in the way of iPhoto’s (Apple Maps) tiles. What everyone is reporting out there is;

John Gruber at Daring Fireball is reporting that the maps data being used in iPhoto’s location feature is still provided by Google, but that the maps provided in iPhoto’s slideshow and journal sharing options are an Apple-only solution.

“An Apple only solution” …. But an eagle-eyed blogger by the name of Alastair Aitchison has found that iPhotos uses someone else’s service. To be accurate they are stealing the information from Open Street Map and rendering it as their own data.

The images below are from Alastair’s blog here.

So, Apple … At it again?!?! … We don’t mind the fact that they are using an open source. What we mind is that they claim it to be their own, without hesitation.

Quote Source: The Verge

News Source: Alastair Aitchison

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