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Apple is building its own Maps, but will it matter?

0. phoneArena posted on 02 Nov 2011, 16:05

Apple has obviously been busy at work building its own map application to replace Google Maps on iOS, but what does Apple Maps need to be able to do, and when will we see it?...

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posted on 02 Nov 2011, 18:57 2

29. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Agreed.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 19:00 2

30. warlockz (Posts: 156; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


Indeed. No one can disagree with that! (Google maps far superior on android than on ios)

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 18:50 1

24. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


So wrong Robes.. Did you mean Apples version was made using crayon? And where do you get your info bro? Your saying Apples version will be better than googles tried and true maps? doubtful they will catch up.. Look at siri.. How long did that take? Iris was slapped together in 8 hours.. Opposed to what? The amount of data required to best google maps... Apple isn't going to throw that together and with everything being done by google already where will Apples innovation come from? "we give you iView... Actual street views.. Revolutionary!" Horsesh*t...

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 18:51 1

25. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Just the "truth" lol

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 21:15

40. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I really want to see one company to make an amazing Map and every platform just uses it. So, different companies don't have to invest their money on redundant stuff...

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 21:18 1

41. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Let Apple invest all their money.

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 21:49

43. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 469; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Yeah...like they invented siri...took that from google search...and now here comes maps...

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 00:38

53. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


All siri is is a voice activated search engine

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 21:50

44. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 469; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Google maps is the standard.....epic....

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 22:10 2

47. remyrz (Posts: 205; Member since: 28 Oct 2010)


.. ofcourse it will work... now i imagine the itards... ''oh its the new map only for apple.. the iMaps, its so cool'' >.> remember... they have an biten apple on their brain.. they'll always bite it...

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 22:33 1

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


Apple will leapfrog google maps

posted on 02 Nov 2011, 23:44 3

49. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if by leapfrog you mean "steal, copy, yet never keep up", then sure

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 00:35 3

52. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Joining that race way too late taco. Leap frog google maps.. Frog is going to get run over.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 09:10

67. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2720; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I'm sure Apple is going to try, but I'm finding it hard to see exactly how it'll happen. Google isn't slowing down in improving Google Maps, so Apple will have to jump pretty far ahead to do it.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 00:02

50. kcombs (Posts: 275; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


Google maps on the iPhone sucks, that's why I use Mapquest app. I do agree, most anything that Apple would come out with would be way better then the iOS Google maps. you would think after 5 years it would have voice guided nav stock.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 02:59

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


Please post a link to these "forum rules" you're referring to. Why are you still posting here? I thought you were leaving to "teach me a lesson"

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 07:34 1

64. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I discussed a possibility with Rory. Are you schizophrenic? The amount of facts you get wrong is staggering. It would also explain your paranoia and hostility.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 12:58

80. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


quit crying Sniggly.. we all have the freedom of speech... not everyone have to agree with you ... and you and RoRy, can meet about that

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 13:42

84. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


hey gallito, why are you scared to take the bet? All the crap you miz and taco talk, why is it that taco is the only one to bet ON the product he loves so much?

paaaaaaanzy. :)

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 15:15

90. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


no, you are afraid of a real bet. the only bet you are willing to do is phone vs phone which is an uneven bet at best. Just a sad sad troll, thats you.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 15:27

91. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


ohh so your bet is not fair.. please.. dont insult my intelligence.... Samsung relases a new phone every week... that for me is uneven.. but is ok.. you are a closet troll.. please come out...

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 15:42

92. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


for someone that claims that apple is the undisputed sales leader and the iphone is always the most phone sold by wide margins, u should take the bet.
Samsung doesnt release a new phone every week. In fact, right now they have about the same amount of phones out as apple. SGS1, SGS2, and a few side variants.
callin a spade a spade.. and a chicken a chicken.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 16:29

95. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


again dont play me for a fool... remix you are better than that... lets do the iphone vs the galaxy phones... then ... and to clear... iphone outsells any other .. listen.... phone... not company... sometimes you fool me.. when i think you are inteligent .. you show me otherwise... so is it the galaxy S phones vs the iphones... mr. remix... and dont call me out because I issue a real challenge,,, identity vs identity.. show your ugly face... if you lose... so unless you accept my bet.. dont bother me with your kiddie bets....

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 20:49

101. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


gallito..
i... dont have...to play you .. for..a...fool...... you..do that well.. on your.... own....

company..to...company is the...bet you should... think of it as ...brand to...brand. People..come in to buy i....phones.... and androids most people...dont... ask for the bulk of android..phones... by name....individual... android phones are just starting... to get brand.. identities... That is why its a... samsung...vs....apple fight... not an iphone vs galaxy...fight.. which you are actually...at a disadvantage on.... because the SGS2 has been outselling the.... iphone worldwide... for months.... since the day it was released....woopsie....... if it were a fresh phone vs a fresh....phone.... i would go for it... but the release cycles.... do not match up. i5 vs....SGS3 if they launch...about the same time...would be a very fair fight... and I would take you up on that.

The nexus... has never been a top seller.... but it has also never been availible in...store.... so its performance is ...unproven...and not a good bet to... make.

I wrote this in your... language so you would under...stand... it better.. did it help?

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 12:55

111. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


" if it were a fresh phone vs a fresh....phone.... i would go for it... "

i did say the SGSII vs the iphone 4S at the beginning and you chicken out... launch days were days appart... and you didnt go for it...

in the US.. lets keep it simple... doubt you wil take my bet... highly doubt

posted on 08 Nov 2011, 12:07

115. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


so you feel better calling people names... and insulting my mother choices.... I am a better man and leave this conversation... as you got out of hand....

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 19:50

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


Why is phone vs phone uneven? You're a coward. I'm taking a bet and giving you all the advantages.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 09:15 1

68. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2720; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I have no control over the ban hammer, and I honestly don't really know what the forum rules are. My job is to write the posts and chat with you lovely folk (although that second part may not technically be part of the job description.) And, I can say from experience that if you engage with Taco reasonably, he has the capacity to respond in kind. He tends to take things a bit too seriously, so if you do too, there's likely going to be a problem. Don't start none, won't have none.

The best I can say is if someone is really causing a disturbance, theoretically their comments will be reported enough that the guys upstairs take action. I don't know more than that.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 10:32

71. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lol.. can anyone's posts possibly be reported more often than taco's?

normally he is the instigator, not the victim, michael.. in probably 95% of his posts.


No, taco has a place.. his idiot ramblings and his love of saying stupid things to push buttons drive up comments in the section... which of course drive up incrimental add revenue for the site. Thats my theory on why he is the least moderated though the biggest troll on the site.

Best way to get rid of him is to not reply to him and continue to report him.. there for he would serve no actual purpose.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 12:31 1

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


The fact you get moderated all the time proves the troll is you. In your defense I think a lot of times you just are too dumb to understand how wildly incorrect you are.


Soon your stupidity will lead to a self imposed ban though. Hopefully Sniggly and some of the rest follow.

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