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Google Maps has not been submitted to iOS: “We think it would have been better if they had kept ours”

0. phoneArena posted on 25 Sep 2012, 03:47

Google chairman Eric Schmidt has just cleared all confusion about Google Maps arriving on iOS - the maps application has not been submitted for approval to the App Store yet…

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posted on 25 Sep 2012, 04:44 3

13. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Google should just let those ifans be stuck with the mapping mess apple has forced upon them. Those ifans could haven adventure every day,those maps could help them find airports that don't exist in Irish fields

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 09:15

38. troutsy (Posts: 320; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

Yeah, the big pile of money that Google could get from Google Maps on the iPhone... they don't need that.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 15:43 1

61. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

from what i know about ifans i dont think they need maps..............

the only time they go out is to either:

stand outside there house trying to show off with there iphone


down the apple shop to line up for the ''new'' iphone.

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 03:35

68. Peter27 (Posts: 233; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

Very good post chaoticrazor! Well done.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 04:48 7

15. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

android ftw

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 05:05 2

18. paulyyd (Posts: 339; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)

when google maps was first introduced was it polished and precise as it is today? No. Give it time, I wouldn't be surprised if apple maps surpasses google maps

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 05:36 8

22. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 161; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)

It's just not the case of apple maps not being good, but how they were marketed by apple, aggressive marketing, coupled with failed product is what apple is facing now, I am glad that, like always they didnt blame the users, and accepted that the maps app is just a beginning and needs time to get better.
but meanwhile they should have retained GMaps, just my two cents.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 06:53 1

26. mad5870 (Posts: 60; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Yeah i agree with you. if you are going to introduce a completly new product for your users then they should have kept google maps and offered apple maps or iMaps(idk what they are calling it) as a beta to its users.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 09:30 5

39. _PHug_ (Posts: 463; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)

Such a sheep.
Whether Google maps was polished or not years ago is not the point.

The point is Apple's option isn't polished now and you don't have the freedom to use a better option because your mommy feels this is best for you.

ps. mommy = Apple

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 11:09

45. paulyyd (Posts: 339; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)

Lol is that right? I'm a sheep? you my friend are a fanboy. Big time
so you're telling me there is absolutely no other options then default maps application? Even those mapping apps in the app store? yea thats what I thought

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 11:18

48. willard12 (unregistered)

How do those other options compare to GMaps? There is no comparison....that's what I thought.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 11:55

49. paulyyd (Posts: 339; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)

I mean if you really have a hard on for google maps you could always go into safari, open up google maps and use it there.
Thats what I thought

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 15:46 1

62. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

ok first off you calling another person a fanboy is pretty funny seeing as your obviously a fanboy yourself

second its comes down to the fact apple got arrogant and pulled google maps away from its customers so they didnt have a choice for there own half baked maps

if the situation was apple released there maps with google maps still available they wouldn't look as stupid and greedy right now

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 16:59

63. paulyyd (Posts: 339; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)

Lol right…

I guess you completely missed my comment, if you really have to use google maps, just open the webpage, its not that hard, probably a 10 second process

you sound a little mad broski?

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 17:06 2

64. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

''you sound a little mad broski?''

wow never heard that before........ohh wait yeah its been used to death.

second why should apple users have to go through that ''10 second process'' when they could of had the app. why should they have to work around apple's failing?

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 14:38 1

58. darkknight (Posts: 20; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)

Are you kidding? buy a phone just because the company put their pathetic priority before the costumers? No thanx, such company deserves nothing.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 05:06 9

19. Odeira (Posts: 275; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)

The Nokia Lumia 920 is Looking Gooooooooooooood Right Now.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 05:15 7

20. abhilashpro (Posts: 17; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)

As an Android fan, I think Google SHOULD release maps for iOS. Two reason:
- All said and done, many Apple fans who are not fanboys are really suffering the lack of a maps app, and Android fans should think of their plight.
- This is Google's opportunity to stick to their ethics and release maps regardless of how Apple behaves. (Of course they could make it a paid app.) Yes, once Google Maps comes on iOS, Apple and its fanboys will continue to behave like before as though nothing happened. Nevertheless, Google should not stoop down to Apple's level and practice their same high-handedness.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 05:19 6

21. frydaexiii (Posts: 1475; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Like the article said, it's not Google's call, it's Apples'.

Google would love to release their products for any platform that can bring them money, but Apple is the one who doesn't like Google "leeching" of them.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 07:18 3

30. lyndon420 (Posts: 5012; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Really? And what has apple done lately to deserve any compassion from Google?

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 07:59 5

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

Because Google's MO is to be a pretty compassionate and open company far more often than not. Just because Apple's MO is to be the worlds largest greedy selfish A-Hole, doesnt mean Google has to stoop to that level.

Google should give iOS users the full Google Maps experience like we get on Android.
However, I think they should charge 10 bux for it. :) I bet tons buy it after having to deal with Apple maps.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 08:47 3

36. RapidCat (Posts: 351; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

in my opinion, google should wait like 1-3 months before releasing the maps.

charge for $$ not a good idea.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 05:39 4

23. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2287; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

F@#$ bloomberg!!! ANDROID FTW

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 07:15 3

29. lyndon420 (Posts: 5012; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Yup...either Google shouldn't submit anything to apple anymore, or they should charge through the nose for it.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 08:28 6

33. ogtomasx (Posts: 47; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)

Thumbs up if you think Google should charge apple for downloading Google maps $19.99...??

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 08:29 2

34. ogtomasx (Posts: 47; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)

Come on everyone get involved Lol.....

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 08:54

37. k4j98 (Posts: 60; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)

Wow, that was cocky of him. I love Android, but that was kind of embarrassing of him to act that way...

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 12:29

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

Cocky of him??? Lol which company is known for being cocky and arrogant??? I'll hint.. its a "magical revolutionary company" It would be cocky if Google put out an ad that simply says "If its not Google maps.. .. Its not Google maps. Put that in your Apple and smoke it."

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 10:39 1

43. The_Innovation (Posts: 632; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)

Apple really flopped this one. But we all know what's going to happen. They will slowly make their Maps app better, by dumping huge amounts of money on it to make the data better. However, when you're a company that big, and that popular, you can't afford to do these flops. Even if in one year they manage to fix this, it will be too late. They had to have it perfect, or at least close to perfect like Google Maps before releasing such an amateur application. I'm not on Apple's side, but most of the time they know what they're doing. I'm surprised.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 11:08

44. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

Apple is the kind of company that obviously does not mind taking a hit while it quietly updates its Maps. That is how the company was built and certainly how they thought it would be a great idea for them. The only thing is how many times can they get a reset before its users become indifferent? Its clear Google Maps is better and that just brings the question, how long will users wait.

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