Nokia pulls HERE Maps from Apple App Store
0. phoneArena 27 Dec 2013, 01:36 posted on
A published report on Friday cites a Nokia spokesman as saying that the Finnish based manufacturer has pulled its HERE Maps out of the Apple App Store. In a statement, the spokesman says that changes in iOS 7 "harm user experience". The app became available on the platform in November 2012 as a substitute for the troubled Apple Maps...
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8. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Good idea, let apple have its own maps. Apple love to control and bound its users to its products anyway, so let them be on their own. Google should pull back its maps as well.
2. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Nokia, what BS this is? This is clear publicity stunt to WP and try to harm iPhones' image. Well, this is not the right way, because now you are only making Nokia brand image worse to iOS users. And if the App was full of bugs, why can't so big company owned by software giant fix them?
7. lyndon420 (Posts: 4455; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
I agree somewhat. Pulling the app and blaming ios for it is easy...besides, apple needs to work on thier own mapping solution(s). I think its time that the different app stores should be populated with apps from their own platforms...besides, how many apple apps do you see being ported over to Google's Playstore or to Windows app store etc etc? I wish Google would stop porting their apps over to other platforms and just focus on their own platform/devices from now on. If apple maps still sucks, then get a Garmin or TomTom - or an Android phone running Google Navigation ;)
9. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
How is it a stunt to harm apple's image? if ios is lagging so whats wrong in saying that it is lagging? Ppl criticise andriod alot did it stop users to use it? why ios cant be criticized if it has a flaw? Apple love to bound its users to its products anyway, forcing in a sweet very indirect way which ppl dont feel, so lets apple be on its own creepy map...
10. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Why can't a BIG company like "Apple" make their own MAP APP! Quite blaming other manufactures for Apple's laziness. 0.o sigh...
3. illusionmist (Posts: 157; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)
You either go Google Maps if you want complete and decent data coverage, or Apple Maps if built-in is your way and data happens to be good enough in your neighborhood (its turn by turn is awesome as well). Who uses HERE Maps on iPhone?
4. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
I tried it, it's ok. But I'm pissed how Nokia blames iOS7 eventhough Nokia can't even make the app work properly. Almost all app developers have updated their apps work perfectly on iOS7, so I don't know if Nokia(Microsoft) is lazy, incapable or childish to update the app.
6. fireblade (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
Can't use Here maps? There are alternatives to Here Maps like Garmin, Sygic, Google Maps, Navigon, Waze & etc. Sorry Nokia & MS, you are not special.
11. elitewolverine (Posts: 5185; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
you do know ms has no ties to Here maps, other than liscensing the product for use...guess you are special
12. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Garmin uses Nokia's map data, and have for years.