Apple replaces Google for its own Maps app with 3D view and voice-guided navigation
0. phoneArena posted on 11 Jun 2012, 13:53
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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1. md227a posted on 11 Jun 2012, 13:56 17
Oh wow, so now Iphone users can use the same mapping features android has had for over two years.
4. joaolx posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:01 9
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.
17. LionStone posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:29 5
Yes but it was just that, a map...much like a map in a glovebox.
15. shadowcell posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:25 1
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.
36. Lucas777 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 19:30 1
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
53. dickwyn posted on 12 Jun 2012, 07:50 1
from the video it looks nice, but im gonna try it out myself to believe it
2. joaolx posted on 11 Jun 2012, 13:59 5
Looks really nice. Seems it might bring competition in the future with google maps but it's still early.
39. gp284 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 20:00 0
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)
3. parvsingh05 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:01 4
^^ LOL ^^ 2years ^^ LOL google maps use to give wrong direction , ihope dats not the case with the apple maps
10. Non_Sequitur posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:16 8
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.
43. tedkord posted on 11 Jun 2012, 21:45 1
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.
5. T12RYK posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:03 5
Might seem like a stupid question but is the turn by turn navigation free of do we have to pay for it??
30. mikiemon posted on 11 Jun 2012, 16:24 0
It's free if you have a iphone 4S or newer, it won't run on the older models.
46. fwinst posted on 11 Jun 2012, 22:17 1
Isn't that what ios users have been calling "fragmentation" on android
7. parvsingh05 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:08 4
^^apple isn't that much money minded my friend :P
11. Non_Sequitur posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:17 4
Do you put a :P face at the end of every sentence you type?
13. chrischau1308 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:22 3
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....
8. shadowcell posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:15 3
Congratulations Apple, you've managed to drive out business for 3rd party navigation apps.
22. jove39 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:42 1
Does iOS Maps have offline mode? If no, then there'll be some 3rd party survivors!
26. Mxyzptlk posted on 11 Jun 2012, 15:32 1
Yes, thank them for getting rid of the crappy Google Maps app.
38. Lucas777 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 19:43 2
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?
40. gp284 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 20:02 0
come on man... what did you think google maps did on android? unless you like to use actual GPS's
9. tward291 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:16 4
this is not good for google. also will ios maps be viewable through the web.
20. jove39 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:39 1
Google doesn't make anything from maps in any of iOS devices...its google search that makes money!
25. tward291 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:56 0
funny thing is i wouldnt be surprised for next year if apple tried to launch its own search engine
32. andro. posted on 11 Jun 2012, 16:31 1
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.
41. remixfa posted on 11 Jun 2012, 20:25 0
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.
12. KingKurogiii posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:21 4
it's nowhere near as nice as Google Maps but this is just their first play.
27. Mxyzptlk posted on 11 Jun 2012, 15:32 2
Don't kid yourself. It looks way better than Froogle Maps.
35. taz89 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 18:28 0
yes it looks better than google maps on ios because it doesnt have all the features of androids google maps...all apple have done is brought over features from google maps android and added a lick of paint
42. remixfa posted on 11 Jun 2012, 20:26 0
with 1/3rd the options and a newer engine, it better at least look better.
29. jmoita2 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 15:47 1
Had it been the other way around, Apple would be suing Google for stealing their idea. Ironic, isn't it?
14. appleDOESNT.com posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:22 2
Way to go Apple! Spend billions of dollars and resources to duplicate what Google already does for free and everyone uses. For what to put the iOS lockdown on it? Maybe you could of spent that R&D on making a useful service that someone doesn't already offer, for free and better. Street view, plus sat view, plus indoor view, plus 3d and offline and 5 plus years headstart means, you didn't need to take Google Maps away from iOS users just to be lameioasses
16. schecter7 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:27 4
Nothing beats a dedicated GPS though. Google maps was trying to make me drive to middle of the lake one day - LMAO. Seriously - it was dark and I was about to do it! Nokia's Ovi map is actually the best I've used on cell phones.
18. QinEmpire posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:31 2
Bye Google, you deserve that for shamelessly copying iOS.
21. jove39 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:40 3
Hahahaha...who just copied voice guided turn by turn Navigation from Android?
31. jove39 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 16:29 0
f**k no...they just changed data provider from Google to Tom Tom. What was innovation there...Apple totally suck at innovation...but they do succeed at buying innovative ideas...lot of iSh33p money!
34. taz89 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 18:27 0
lol you just too funny troll...get a life please
24. skymitch89 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 14:49 1
But I'm sure that people who like Google Maps over iOS Maps will still be able to download and use it.
28. fervid posted on 11 Jun 2012, 15:41 1
iDora- I'm the Map, I'm the Map, I'm the Map. If there's a place you have to get, Google has it too I bet!
37. InspectorGadget80 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 19:33 1
Next thing we know Apple will sue someone using their LIVE MAP pictures
45. beillax posted on 11 Jun 2012, 21:53 1
I understand Android has had turn by turn navigation forever (I used to own a MyTouch 3G) but I'm glad Apple is giving iOS users free navigation. I wasn't a big fan of the third party navigation maps but these maps look really good. I think this is a wise decision by Apple to get rid of Google maps and stick to their own thing.
47. fwinst posted on 11 Jun 2012, 22:19 0
I guess Apple will now sue Google for stealing their patented map program.
48. plgladio posted on 12 Jun 2012, 00:58 1
My dear Apple fan boys hereafter stop telling Google copied this, that.. Seems Apple is Copying if u think Android is a copy.
52. Forsaken77 posted on 12 Jun 2012, 02:05 2
I wouldn't really call that copying. Offering navigation is a general thing, like having a calendar on a phone (though much more complex on the back end). Apple just didn't have their own system in place till now. Actually, I think the phone carriers offered it before even Google, if you want to get technical. I know I was able to pay an extra $10/month for AT&T Navigation even before smart phones were around. And people talk sh!t about those pay navigation services offered by the carriers when Google is free, but those other ones have much better software and are very similar to Garmin or Tom Tom. That's where Google needs to be. Instead of offering more dumb features that noone uses, like indoor mapping for the mall, upgrade the the interface to replicate how a real gps works instead of a bare bones version.
49. xtian1103 posted on 12 Jun 2012, 01:06 0
competition is good coz it brings out the best of each has to offer! look at google, i'm sure before the rumors of apple ditching google maps, they already knew it months ahead! hence, the offline mode features. i'm sure they have pretty much more features and improvements under their sleeves, it's a chess game between them and apple
50. groupsacc posted on 12 Jun 2012, 01:13 0
I wonder whether Google has patented any technologies and/or designs that goes into producing Google Map.
If there was Apple Map before Google Map, I'm pretty sure of what'd happen here.
51. Forsaken77 posted on 12 Jun 2012, 01:45 0
Did iOS have Google navigation also? Or just the maps? People always seem to think that Maps is what guides you to a destination, when it's not. To actually get routed to a destination you gotta run Navigation, not Maps. You can do it through Maps, but why bother with all the extra unnecessary steps?
Also, hopefully this will push Google to make their routing software more inline with Garmin or Tom Tom ect... Real PND's are much better to use than Google, even the older ones. Screw all the stupid features. All you really should have to make it killer is a really good UI to make it as few button presses as possible, great routing software, good graphical representation of where you're driving, and REAL TIME TRAFFIC. Though it seems even the big gps companies have trouble with real time traffic... it's never real time. There was this one gps start-up that had a system where it would track the speeds of everyone in your area, driving on the same roads as you, to tell if there was traffic. Something like that would be awesome for an Android or iOS device being so many people have them. But it's probably patented, lol.