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Apple is building its own Maps, but will it matter?

0. phoneArena 02 Nov 2011, 16:05 posted on

Apple has obviously been busy at work building its own map application to replace Google Maps on iOS, but what does Apple Maps need to be able to do, and when will we see it?...

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posted on 02 Nov 2011, 19:00 2

30. warlockz (Posts: 156; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


Indeed. No one can disagree with that! (Google maps far superior on android than on ios)

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 20:47 2

39. doubleD (Posts: 78; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)


He's saying Google Maps on the iPhone isn't nearly as good as Google Maps for Android, and is going so far as to say the iPhone Google maps is so bad that all other map apps available for the iphone are better than the Google Maps for the iPhone.

Because of the poor quality of the Google maps for iPhone, according to Robes, Apple would not have a problem creating a superior map app.

He's not saying Google Maps is bad, just that the google maps for iPhone is bad. The Android version of Google maps is far superior.

I didn't find it confusing.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 18:50 1

24. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


So wrong Robes.. Did you mean Apples version was made using crayon? And where do you get your info bro? Your saying Apples version will be better than googles tried and true maps? doubtful they will catch up.. Look at siri.. How long did that take? Iris was slapped together in 8 hours.. Opposed to what? The amount of data required to best google maps... Apple isn't going to throw that together and with everything being done by google already where will Apples innovation come from? "we give you iView... Actual street views.. Revolutionary!" Horsesh*t...

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 18:51 1

25. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Just the "truth" lol

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 21:15

40. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I really want to see one company to make an amazing Map and every platform just uses it. So, different companies don't have to invest their money on redundant stuff...

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 21:18 1

41. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Let Apple invest all their money.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 21:49

43. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 469; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Yeah...like they invented siri...took that from google search...and now here comes maps...

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 00:38

53. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


All siri is is a voice activated search engine

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 21:50

44. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 469; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Google maps is the standard.....epic....

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 22:10 2

47. remyrz (Posts: 203; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)


.. ofcourse it will work... now i imagine the itards... ''oh its the new map only for apple.. the iMaps, its so cool'' >.> remember... they have an biten apple on their brain.. they'll always bite it...

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 22:33 1

48. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Apple will leapfrog google maps

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 23:44 3

49. remixfa (Posts: 14327; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if by leapfrog you mean "steal, copy, yet never keep up", then sure

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 00:35 3

52. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Joining that race way too late taco. Leap frog google maps.. Frog is going to get run over.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 09:10

67. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I'm sure Apple is going to try, but I'm finding it hard to see exactly how it'll happen. Google isn't slowing down in improving Google Maps, so Apple will have to jump pretty far ahead to do it.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 00:02

50. kcombs (Posts: 275; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


Google maps on the iPhone sucks, that's why I use Mapquest app. I do agree, most anything that Apple would come out with would be way better then the iOS Google maps. you would think after 5 years it would have voice guided nav stock.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 02:59

62. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Please post a link to these "forum rules" you're referring to. Why are you still posting here? I thought you were leaving to "teach me a lesson"

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 07:34 1

64. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I discussed a possibility with Rory. Are you schizophrenic? The amount of facts you get wrong is staggering. It would also explain your paranoia and hostility.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 09:15 1

68. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I have no control over the ban hammer, and I honestly don't really know what the forum rules are. My job is to write the posts and chat with you lovely folk (although that second part may not technically be part of the job description.) And, I can say from experience that if you engage with Taco reasonably, he has the capacity to respond in kind. He tends to take things a bit too seriously, so if you do too, there's likely going to be a problem. Don't start none, won't have none.

The best I can say is if someone is really causing a disturbance, theoretically their comments will be reported enough that the guys upstairs take action. I don't know more than that.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 10:32

71. remixfa (Posts: 14327; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol.. can anyone's posts possibly be reported more often than taco's?

normally he is the instigator, not the victim, michael.. in probably 95% of his posts.


No, taco has a place.. his idiot ramblings and his love of saying stupid things to push buttons drive up comments in the section... which of course drive up incrimental add revenue for the site. Thats my theory on why he is the least moderated though the biggest troll on the site.

Best way to get rid of him is to not reply to him and continue to report him.. there for he would serve no actual purpose.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 12:31 1

76. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


The fact you get moderated all the time proves the troll is you. In your defense I think a lot of times you just are too dumb to understand how wildly incorrect you are.


Soon your stupidity will lead to a self imposed ban though. Hopefully Sniggly and some of the rest follow.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 12:41

78. remixfa (Posts: 14327; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ok.. go prove me wrong.. cite my quotes and cite sources that show i was wrong.. give me 5 examples. :)


when was the last time i was moderated? like normal.. you have no clue about anything.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 12:54

79. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Taco, we all get moderated a lot, especially you.

Of course, since you obviously get great enjoyment out of being hostile, once we leave, what would you have left to say? You need us.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 12:58

80. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


quit crying Sniggly.. we all have the freedom of speech... not everyone have to agree with you ... and you and RoRy, can meet about that

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 13:00

81. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I agree with Taco .. is usually the fandroids in Apple articles with their usual nonsense... and now they are playing victim....

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 13:17

82. remixfa (Posts: 14327; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


BTW,
Taco and gallito

How much DO YOU donate? you never answered the question that you posed to others, trolls.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 13:17

83. remixfa (Posts: 14327; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


look.. 2 idiots agree.. i know im surprised.. arent you guys?? lol. get a few more of them and it will be a scene from a zombie movie...

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 13:42

84. remixfa (Posts: 14327; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


hey gallito, why are you scared to take the bet? All the crap you miz and taco talk, why is it that taco is the only one to bet ON the product he loves so much?

paaaaaaanzy. :)

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 14:36

86. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


i donate zero... i told you i changed lives.. .i dont donate...

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 14:52

87. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You have it backward.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 14:55

88. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


it show how low life you are insulting people...you and Sniggly agree and I dont call you guys name... but now that you are in movie mode... get you, Sniggly. Rory and you guys will have Revenge of the Nerds.. with a little touch of Porkys,.....

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