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Apple replaces Google for its own Maps app with 3D view and voice-guided navigation

0. phoneArena 11 Jun 2012, 13:53 posted on

In the last weeks those rumors that Apple is ready to ditch Google Maps from its devices and replace it with its own mapping and navigational solution reached a crescendo, and they all turned out correct...

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posted on 11 Jun 2012, 13:56 17

1. md227a (Posts: 154; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Oh wow, so now Iphone users can use the same mapping features android has had for over two years.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:01 9

4. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Google Maps was for years on the iPhone so all they're doing is really do they're own Maps app. That way apple can make a faster and better integration with iOS.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:29 5

17. LionStone (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Yes but it was just that, a map...much like a map in a glovebox.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:25 1

15. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


You mean the robotic voiced beta navigation that leaves throws me awkward directions?

I mean sure if it's free but I think it's about time I got myself a "sweet talker" that doesn't sound like a drone.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 19:30 1

36. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


uh ya pretty much... wud u rather apple just not implement them or something? like idk why it is a bad thing...

anyways flyover is much better than what google looks like... and i like the lock-screen integration and automatic siri support... no need to go back to the maps app to do stuff like android-- so they could wok on that

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 07:50 1

53. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


from the video it looks nice, but im gonna try it out myself to believe it

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 13:59 5

2. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Looks really nice. Seems it might bring competition in the future with google maps but it's still early.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 20:00

39. gp284 (Posts: 120; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


yea. they are pretty much the same except for offline viewing (google)- which i would prefer over better pics- and that the 3D actually has real pictures instead of 3D models (apple)

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:01 4

3. parvsingh05 (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


^^ LOL ^^ 2years ^^ LOL google maps use to give wrong direction , ihope dats not the case with the apple maps

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:16 8

10. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


I would've been so lost without Google Maps in Washington D.C. two months ago. It didn't tell the wrong direction at all for me.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 21:45 1

43. tedkord (Posts: 12318; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I've never gotten bad directions from Google Maps. Did once with Bing nav on an old WinMo phone, though. I mean, the destination was nowhere near.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:03 5

5. T12RYK (Posts: 101; Member since: 10 Jun 2011)


Might seem like a stupid question but is the turn by turn navigation free of do we have to pay for it??

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:06 3

6. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


great question lol...

+1

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 16:24

30. mikiemon (Posts: 13; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)


It's free if you have a iphone 4S or newer, it won't run on the older models.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 22:17 1

46. fwinst (Posts: 64; Member since: 08 May 2010)


Isn't that what ios users have been calling "fragmentation" on android

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:08 4

7. parvsingh05 (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


^^apple isn't that much money minded my friend :P

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:17 4

11. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Do you put a :P face at the end of every sentence you type?

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:22 3

13. chrischau1308 (Posts: 53; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


And so you notice every time he put a comment, and that's why you know he put ":P" every time he put a comment?

hm... I see a connection here....
Strange ....

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:15 3

8. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Congratulations Apple, you've managed to drive out business for 3rd party navigation apps.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:42 1

22. jove39 (Posts: 1889; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Does iOS Maps have offline mode? If no, then there'll be some 3rd party survivors!

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 15:32 1

26. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Yes, thank them for getting rid of the crappy Google Maps app.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 19:43 2

38. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


are you seriously admonishing apple for bringing a better maps app?

"oh apple dont get a better product other people might not be able to compete".... seriously?

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 21:46 1

44. tedkord (Posts: 12318; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


How do you know it's any better?

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 20:02

40. gp284 (Posts: 120; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


come on man... what did you think google maps did on android? unless you like to use actual GPS's

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:16 4

9. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


this is not good for google. also will ios maps be viewable through the web.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:39 1

20. jove39 (Posts: 1889; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Google doesn't make anything from maps in any of iOS devices...its google search that makes money!

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:56

25. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


funny thing is i wouldnt be surprised for next year if apple tried to launch its own search engine

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 16:31 1

32. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


A search engine which would heavily filter results before its provides answers for you :-)
Apple search engine searching for iphone faults would filter and end up just bringing up webpages of ifans holding two brand new ipads over their heads in celebration of achievement.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 20:25

41. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


actually its great for google.

the way its set up now, apple is very controlling with google maps so it cant tie in too far to the system. Google maps is shytie on iOS because apple wanted it that way.

Now that apple is taking over prime navigation, google is free to make a more full featured google maps for iOS and compete directly (there was an article about this).... well until Apple does what apple does best, which is shutting out competition by banning google maps from the market, which WILL happen.

posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:21 4

12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it's nowhere near as nice as Google Maps but this is just their first play.

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