iOS 6 Maps app: "you’re literally not going to find things"
0. phoneArena 19 Sep 2012, 09:44 posted on
iOS 6 is rolling out to all users today and the biggest change everyone updating will see is the disappearing Google Maps in favor of brand new Apple Maps application…
This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here
22. Aeires (unregistered)
If it's any consolation, the map in the icon has you driving off an overpass. You'd think they could have at least looked out the window and gotten it right when they designed the icon for their mapping app.
23. Savage (unregistered)
Haha, Didn't the Maps actually suggest drive off a bridge in Beta versions? Seems like it will come out of Beta next year.
24. darkkjedii (Posts: 21367; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Google maps rocks but it didn't at first. Give apple time to bake this apple pie
63. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1717; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Oh sure if its Apple "give it time" You're going to be waiting a few years then
40. ibap (Posts: 758; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)
There is always CoPilot. Or Google maps through the browser. Do you think Apple will leave Google Maps available for download?
But do you remember the story about the frogs being boiled alive, but all the time they just thought the bath water was getting just a little warmer, just a little warmer...
42. audiblenarcotic (Posts: 111; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
All i see in this thread is people saying to give Apple time and it will get better. This is the lamest excuse that I have ever heard. Why should we be giving them time to make it better when there is already a far superior system in Google Maps. I will never understand the mentality that people hold towards Apple. When will iFanatics realize that when they do and say things like this they look like the battered wife who thinks its her fault and that shes only getting beaten for her own good or she deserved it. I'm not gonna sit here and say that everything Apple does is completely bad (though i admittedly have a poor view of them) but when they do something that is bad for YOU as the end user why do you just take it, smile, and make excuses. Siri wasn't perfect when it first launched, sure... but that was understandable because it was a brand new take on the voice controls (to appease the crowd I am aware that voice controls were around before SIri) but this is Mapping people... it's nothing new. Apple is just being stubborn and you are the ones paying for it.
43. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
I know how you iPeople feel, when i first bought my wp the bing maps on it was useless outside the us, now with nokia maps and navigation... cant see apple beating that in a milion years...
45. cj100570 (Posts: 204; Member since: 12 May 2009)
Surprise, surprise.... A bunch of idiots arguing about things that they know little to nothing about concerning Apple and Google. I'm shocked! O_o
48. asingha94 (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)
every company is not like nokia which is going to prove themselves by making best user experience & product.they know how to manage & use their own applications!apple is going down!!
50. rsg689 (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)
As long as the iPhone users can get directions from the bank to the Apple store, all will be well. LOL
51. ahomad (Posts: 175; Member since: 15 May 2012)
you can tell who is fanboy from some comments. give me one reason why would you use apple maps if you know that "you won't find things" over google maps where you can find almost everything except fanboyism?
you will not get money for using apple maps and you won't lose money for google maps. you, me and more people are just consumers, we need the best products to use. but some people just want to use apple products even if they are useless, and that is the definition of fanboy
55. chebner (Posts: 233; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Is Apple dropping the "It just works" slogan? This is the second year in a row where Apple released a half-baked feature. Apple has called other companies out for years because they release products/features that aren't ready for prime time. Granted they did say Siri was still in beta when released last year, but that totally goes against Apple's philosophy.
ISheep are the same way, always bashing other products for not working as advertised but then Apple releases a half-baked feature and they say "just give them some time, it'll be great!".
57. chebner (Posts: 233; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I think Google should revive the "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" ads. I've had a lot of these going through my head lately but I'll keep it specific to this thread.
"Hello, I'm an iPhone"
"And I'm an Android"
iPhone - "I've just been updated with the latest version of IOS. It the most advanced ever!"
Android - "I have a little bit of a split personality when it comes to my OS but the most recent additions are all pretty advanced. I do come with Google maps, the most used and one of the most advanced mapping/navigation apps out there."
iPhone - "I'm going to sue you for the use of the word 'app', I have a trademark on that word. I also come with a brand new premium mapping/navigation app. It's called iMaps. It's our first release go easy on us, it will get better with future releases. So please give us some time, we'll get there eventually. And if you use iMaps you should plan on leaving a little early. We might not send down the most direct route, but you'll get there eventually."
61. chebner (Posts: 233; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Accidentally hit post with my thumb.
Android- "You going to Happy Hour after work?"
iPhone - "I'm having trouble finding where it is. Can I ride with you?"
68. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
Android - "Yes you can ride with me, but I have a small problem I can't figure out why i keep force closing on everything. Hey, have you seen the new guy Windows Phone 8?"
66. ateo (Posts: 14; Member since: 09 Jul 2008)
To all sin fruit fans: Google Maps found me a way where there was only a forest path. This is how good and acurate Google Maps are. The trail was soo bad, I think only offroad vehicles could go through there. I don't know about ios maps, so I don't comment about it. Oh, and btw, Google Maps is free and it was preinstalled on my phone :)
67. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
eh...i'm updating. i use my iPad for many things but one is not GPS & i usually go to the youtube website, plus i have an my work phone is an Android so GPS is covered as well as YouTube.
70. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
best of both worlds for apple users... native map app (yeah its gonna suck at first) BUT google will provide us with their "updated" maps app too!!!
everyone that has an iphone knows how TRASH the google maps app was on iOS no updates or NOTHING...
i'm happy either way... both will be FREE apps...
82. tacotacobell (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)
Mxyz...whatever your UN is.. clearly you're wrong and just stupid.. and myself & 13 others agree.. As it was stated before Google Maps has been in the making for more than 10 years.. it is a million times better than what Apple has scraped together.. in such a short time to try and make this iPhone revolutionary. In the short term they have nothing to build upon to compete with where Google. Plus the other user is probably right in saying it wont be updated until next Sept when the next iPhone comes out with a RETINA camera that can see your pores or something dumb that will be blown out of proportion. I don't hate Apple, they make very nice [over priced] pieces of technology, and they have a very smart business plan.. but I'm just an Android guy myself.
86. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13100; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
"but I'm just an Android guy myself."
You know Android isn't perfect right? I find your comment to be pretty biased since you're only attacking Apple because of them being Apple.
Like I said in another article it's business. Apple didn't want Google making a lot of money off their data through maps and Apple wanted to stop being dependent on Google Maps.