You can (kind of) get Google Maps back after iOS 6 update
posted by Nick T. / Sep 20, 2012, 6:17 AM
While Apple packed lots of stuff in its iOS 6 software update, several features got given the sack, such as the YouTube app and Google Maps. The lack of the former has been addressed by Google as a client is available in the App Store, while the latter has been substituted by Apple's own Maps solution with Flyover mode and turn-by-turn navigation.
we cannot blame you, given the initial criticism Apple's Maps app is getting) can easily get access to Google's mapping service. In fact, the solution is so simple that some of you may have figured it out already. All you need is an internet connection. Just flick through the slideshow below and follow the five easy steps.However, those who miss the old Google Maps (
Disclaimer: The web-based Google Maps solution isn't as fast as the native app, so brace yourselves with patience.
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You should write about the new google maps for android with the sweet one handed zoom in an out!!! The gesture is great!
posted on Sep 20, 2012, 6:26 AM 10
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I just checked out the new one handed zoom and it is sweet! I think it's better than pinch to zoom! Easier to use and apple can't sue over it!
posted on Sep 20, 2012, 7:43 AM 6
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posted on Sep 20, 2012, 8:43 AM 3
Google Maps is pretty basic if you need general directions even if it was off a couple of times namely with location of something. People need to understand how a business works. Apple was dependent on Google for maps before iOS 6. That was making Google money. Would you really sit and allow a company to make a lot of money off your platform with all of your data?
posted on Sep 20, 2012, 9:02 AM 1
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Google maps is pretty basic? you serious ''Would you really sit and allow a company to make a lot of money off your platform with all of your data?' well if thats the case samsung, sony etc all who make the parts for the iphone should stop....why should apple make money off there products google maps and nokia maps are the 2 best in my opinion. apple are only doing this to further close off others. its pretty bad for the customers if you think about
posted on Sep 20, 2012, 9:09 AM 6
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If apple was smart it would have let google make a google maps app for the ios platform years ago but instead they wanted control and use googles services with their horrible software. The lack of turn by turn directions is the biggest reason I got rid of my iphone. Google instead made more money by people switching platforms. The only reason Apple has a leg to stand on is 3rd party apps. If you keep If you take that out Apple is just another outdated operating system with outdated hardware.
posted on Sep 20, 2012, 9:41 AM 3
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Hmmm....this story makes me wonder......What is Apple without their Apps+iTunes Ecosystem?
posted on Sep 21, 2012, 8:18 AM 0
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