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What to expect from "amazing Google Maps" for iOS

0. phoneArena 23 Jun 2012, 12:19 posted on

The big story from the iOS announcement a couple weeks ago was that Apple was finally killing off the neglected Google Maps in favor of Apple's proprietary Maps application. One question that we were left wondering was not if, but when Google...

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posted on 23 Jun 2012, 12:56 5

1. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14179; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Google maps have been the same since day one. About time Apple ditches them in favor of something better. Google Maps is pretty inaccurate.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 13:04 25

2. kanagadeepan (Posts: 944; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Yes... Apple's MAPS are very very ACCURATE... Go follow it and jump from the bridge, as told by APPLE's wonderful MAPS...

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 13:04 20

3. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Street view (mapped/photographed most of the world by now) sat view, indoor view, 3d view, offline mode.. yep, just about the same since day one :/

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 13:11 13

4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Google maps have been the same since day one."

Don't piss against the wind loser...

Timeline growth of Google Maps:http://goo.gl/tF9cL

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 13:15 18

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


See, all you had to do was say "Google Maps *ON iOS* have been the same since day one." Then you wouldn't have been a troll aimed at starting a flame war. Instead, you get a warning.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 17:44 5

31. Ivan6479 (Posts: 250; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Lol Well said Michael. I was thinking the same thing. Unfortunately for Apple users, Google Maps has been the same and this is why Apple users haven't been able to fully enjoy all of the benefits and improvements that Google Maps has made over time, but with this bit of news it just might change for them. Honestly though, instead of people complaining about Google Maps not changing (on iOS) they could have just owned an Android and they'd already be enjoying all of these great features. :)

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 03:00 2

47. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14179; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Why would I have to say that when the article is ABOUT iOS? So obviously I'm talking about iOS. Not my fault if the readers take offense to every thing said about Google.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 12:54

70. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


READ on category "apple" "android"

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 13:16 13

6. RangersK (Posts: 68; Member since: 15 May 2012)


He means "Google maps have been the best since day one."

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 13:36 5

7. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Dumbest comment of the Day, Everyone Clap..!!
Yet another one not knowing anything, really we have lot's of people like you. For you the link y PhoneArenaUser is a must to check

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 14:04 3

11. tedkord (Posts: 12217; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yes, it has been the same since day one - better than anything Apple offers. And it still is.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 15:34 7

19. sawilson (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


iOS has been the same since day one. About time Apple ditches it in favor of something better. iOS is pretty unstable.

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 12:07

59. miguel6632 (Posts: 21; Member since: 25 May 2012)


agreed the same in the iphone not on andoid

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 13:51 5

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


Google had been anti competitive by withholding navigation from iOS. It only made sense for Apple to come up with their own navigation.

You're articles are terribly long winded to the point where they're unreadable.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 14:17 11

12. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Are you kidding me?! Michael Heller's articles are some of the best and most insightful articles. You just don't like Google Maps because it has the word, "Google" in it. I beleive the anti competitive company would be the one that doesn't allow you to use 3rd party apps because they "duplicate iOS functionality." Google is more than happy to allow 3rd party roms and apps.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 14:20 3

14. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


You beat me to it.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 15:25 3

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


I actually like Google maps and use it all the time

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 15:54 6

22. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


But I'm sure once Apple's maps are released you will say they are way better. And don't insult Michael just because you disagree with him.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 14:19 10

13. leftheodo (Posts: 100; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


"Google had been anti competitive"
LOL! We all know which company is constantly suing the competition cause it's stuck in 2007.

ps: Before you go "Google copied Apple blah blah...." take a look at iOS 5 and 6 "new" features and tell me who's copying here.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 14:23 9

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


True.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 15:24 4

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


iOS 6 has copied nothing from Google. Fandroids don't get it. Having the same feature isn't copying. It's how it's implemented. Do you think Google copied for having a web browser and email?

Also if Google is open source why didn't they allow Apple to have google navigation?

That's anti competitive behavior

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 18:23 2

33. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Excellent post my man, very well put.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 15:39 3

20. sawilson (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


I always like hearing about the new Android features in iOS. Apple isn't very good at making operating systems. OS9 was horrible. So is iOS. Instead of copying android, they should just use it. Apple is a hardware company. They should let the experts write operating systems.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 16:24 4

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


apple has been writing sw since the 80's and are the only real alternative to Microsoft. I think they know what they're doing.

They also revolutionized the smartphone and now android is following their footsteps. Big screens and processors isn't innovation.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 17:04 3

28. sawilson (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Apple couldn't figure out operating systems. Os9 sucked. They had to reskin bsd Unix to make osx. I'm sorry the facts disagree with your perception of reality. Apple has been very innovative at copying android features poorly.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 19:26 3

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


Yes... It's about time that someone speaks the truth. OS X isn't original at all.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 20:26 4

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


Hmm android was built just like blackberry until iPhone came out and then android became just like iOS.

#fact

posted on 24 Jun 2012, 06:16 1

52. sawilson (Posts: 12; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Android came out first. There's proof all over the net. Why not use Google or perhaps Apple's search engine to find it. So because of that, everything apple did would be copying android. Since it came out first.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 18:18 5

32. LostInTheRed (Posts: 85; Member since: 03 May 2012)


I usually try to stay out of troll wars going on, but I had to say something this time.

"Having the same feature isn't copying." From all the posts from you I've read, you've base most of your "Android copied" arguements on Android simply having a similar feature. (eg, S-Voice/Siri)

Also on your "Big screens and processors isn't innovation" arguement isn't really much of one.
My retort: implementing features that have been available since Android began, (before it was actually called Android) isn't innovation either.

Apple was innovative and great up to the 3GS, but since, have innovated nothing and has come up with nothing really new.

posted on 23 Jun 2012, 18:31 4

35. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


I completely agree, up until November of 2009 (when the OG DROID came out) the iPhone was hands down the best phone on the market.

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