Apple Maps snafu isn’t hurting iPhone 5 sales, say analysts

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Apple Maps snafu isnt hurting iPhone 5 sales, say analysts

Apple 's Maps app.

(Credit: Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET )

Sales of the iPhone 5 have been unfazed by the Apps Maps debacle, according to analysts.

Demand for the new phone apparently continues to run high, as supply-chain manufacturing plans remain unchanged, says Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu. Apple still estimates a ship time of three to four weeks for the iPhone 5.

Complaints over the many mistakes in Apple Maps have surfaced since the app debuted two weeks ago. But Wu sees this as a short-term problem, and one that may have been unavoidable.

Since Maps is software-based, the analyst is confident that Apple will make the program “more powerful and refined” over time. Google Maps has been touted as a better solution, especially since it was kicked out to make room for Apple Maps. But Google’s product had its own growing pains, Wu noted.

“People forget that Google Maps started out inferior to Yahoo Maps and Mapquest,” the analyst said in a research note out yesterday. “From our understanding, Apple had no choice but to produce its own Maps as Google wanted to kee… [Read more]

Apple Maps snafu isnt hurting iPhone 5 sales, say analysts

Apple Maps snafu isnt hurting iPhone 5 sales, say analysts

Apple Maps snafu isnt hurting iPhone 5 sales, say analysts

Apple Maps snafu isnt hurting iPhone 5 sales, say analysts

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