Google's (fictitious) response to Apple CEO Tim Cook's apology letter

Apple Senior VP of iPhone Software Scott Forstall demonstrates the new map application featured on iOS 6 during an event at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif.

Today, Apple CEO Tim Cook,  posted a letter of apology to customers, in response to growing criticism over the  Maps app in Apple’s new operating system.  Above, we imagine how Google co-founder Sergey Brin might have responded.

From the letter:

At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment. We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better.

In addition to letting customers know they would be improving the app to fix some high-profile bugs, Apple also made an about-face on its decision to ditch Google Maps on the iPhones, and instead encouraged users to download that app or other alternatives.

You can imagine how Google co-founder Sergey Brin might be feeling right about now. In fact, we got a hold of a marked up copy of Cook's apology letter with Brin's hand-written notes revealing his glee at the Apple misstep. (well, not really, but we imagine this is what his marked-up version might have looked like.)

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Matt Berger is the former Digital Director at Marketplace.

Apple Senior VP of iPhone Software Scott Forstall demonstrates the new map application featured on iOS 6 during an event at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif.

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