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iOS 6 Maps app: "you’re literally not going to find things"

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Sep 2012, 09:44

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…

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posted on 19 Sep 2012, 09:54 3

3. iWorld (Posts: 85; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Are you sure when Google maps were launched first time, it had all the features you expect from iOS maps. Dont be panic time makes everything perfect. I am sure Apple is gonna make it. Go Apple Go iOS

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 10:09 4

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

Do keep in mind how many YEARS it took for Google Maps to get where it is now lol.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 10:32 3

25. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)

But their navigation was great back in 08. Only problem was there wasn't an electronic mobile device that could take advantage of it. Everyone was printing out directions.

posted on 22 Sep 2012, 12:41

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

My bad didn't mean to thumbs you down lol. Google maps has always been my go to nav for the longest time. Even when I was big on using Apple I just don't see apple catching up when Google maps is and will be growing exponentially regardless of competition.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 09:55 3

4. mukrenol (Posts: 92; Member since: 03 Sep 2011)

well... hope iusers will have the option to download google map through their app stores...

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 10:00

7. iWorld (Posts: 85; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Dont need it

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 10:07

11. garz_pa (Posts: 154; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

yeah, yeah.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 10:10 4

14. mukrenol (Posts: 92; Member since: 03 Sep 2011)

i'm talking about choices... YOU might not need it, others might think otherwise...

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 21:41

79. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

That's what I'm saying. I wonder what all this fuss is really about? It just launched, lets wait.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 09:57 1

6. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Great move apple. let your legal squabbles negatively effect developers and end users

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 10:00 3

8. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

Well Apple is playing catch up...i thought they're trend setter

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 10:02 6

9. Savage (unregistered)

Don't worry. It'll get better. In about 10 years time. Till then, Download Google Maps from the App Store, Apple Users ;)

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 14:40 1

69. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)

Where will Google Maps be in 10 years? Still 10 years ahead of Apple...

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 10:04 1

10. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

there's an update to your source PA...

They said Bardin retracted his statement "What’s going to happen with the Apple maps, is that you’re literally not going to find things. When you do find them, they might be in the wrong place or position geographically. And if you do have it, the route to it may not be the optimal route."

but hey news is news i guess... anything to add some spark to the day... seems like since yesterday the flame wars have died down a bit... nothing like a iMaps bashing to kick things off...

"UPDATE: Waze CEO Noam Bardin reached out to BGR to clarify his earlier statements. In no way does Mr. Bardin believe Apple’s maps will get you lost nor are they terrible, however the CEO reaffirmed his claim that Apple selected a weak data set when compared to Google." - source BGR

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 10:24 3

21. Aeires (unregistered)

Sounds like someone got reprimanded for speaking his mind.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 10:09 6

13. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

google maps wasnt perfect when it launched either. but it was also the first of its kind in many respects as well as building on those that came before.

Apple's maps wont be perfect, but honestly they should still be able to make a mapping system that works "nearly as good" as google maps at least for landmarks and directions. There are so many mapping companies out there to work with. If they went with the guy with the "lowest data sets", that means they were the cheapest. Profit before functionality, the Apple way.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 10:46 1

32. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Apple should buy Waze and partnered with Garmin .
Or just use bing maps .

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 10:50 1

36. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

ha, they wouldnt use Bing, that would be helping another competitor. I actually expected them to go in with Garmin or one of the other struggling but known mapping companies with a big data base. Just have to assume that typical Apple wanted the full data set at fire sale pricing and they wouldnt bend. You get what you pay for some times.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 10:54

39. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

It's called business.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:10 2

44. Savage (unregistered)

Apple partnering with Map-makers who have less data solely for the purpose of saving costs and you say its still better than Google Maps. Deluded fanboy.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:37

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

"Profit before functionality" wow really.. because the iphone, the ipad and the iPods work very good, some may say that offer the best functionality.. out of any devices out there, is ok to hate Apple but don't have to sound ignorant

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 11:49

49. Savage (unregistered)

Regarding maps, Apple's Map is currently better than which map app? This troll keeps on saying it's better than Google's. Thats what am arguing about. As he failed to answer where he had to (in the previous comments) I'm asking him here. I don't have anything to do with iDevices other features.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 14:57

71. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

yes gallito, but thats also at the expense of a very simple OS, hardware that is rarely near the cutting edge with the new i5 being an exception with the new processor.. until A15's come out anyways.
Apple has always taken profit before functionality. They spend less on R&D than pretty much every other company yet have double the profit margin. I think its pretty self explanatory.

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 06:10

83. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Galito see what I download on my itouch .
Apple maps is crap I tried it just now so many places not there .

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 06:12

84. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

I miss Nokia maps on my Nokia n97
Nokia maps used to be a paid app and s**t at 1st that's why I buy Garmin app for n97
Now Nokia maps is great
The nice thing about android is that you can enjoy a great google maps app preinstalled for free even the old ios5 google maps sucks compared with android's google map .
World's 2 best maps app , google maps and Nokia maps

posted on 20 Sep 2012, 06:13

85. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Garmin and Papago are okay as well .
Just that they are paid apps and will be useless on my itouch (no GPS ) and also useless on my GNexus because google maps is already there

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 10:11 2

15. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)

That's it i'm not updating my ipad till google comes with an app

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 10:12

16. app_droid_soft (Posts: 42; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)

Go to maps.google.com on safari and select add to home screen...enjoy!!!
Google might launch google maps app for iPhone just like it did YouTube.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 10:15 1

18. ddeath (Posts: 169; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)

The beginning of the end... A stupid move if you ask me.

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 10:21 1

20. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

People who update post your experiences with maps app. I'm going to wait a bit before updating.

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