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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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Google to Release iOS Maps App Tonight




AllThingsD reports that Google's highly anticipated iOS Maps app is set to be released later tonight.

When Apple stopped using Google Maps in September with iOS 6, rumors immediately began that the search engine giant would release its own Maps app into the App Store. Since then, unhappy iOS users have been waiting patiently for the app, which didn't seem like it was going to materialize, until tonight.

Google Maps for iOS will likely be a huge hit with iPhone users that have been plagued with problems using Apple's built-in mapping solution. Apple has received significant criticism over its mapping app, most recently when motorists in Australia became lost because of a misplaced waypoint.

There's no word on when the app will hit the App Store, but if it is in line with other releases, expect to see it around 11pm Eastern.

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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:44 PM   #2
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Finally. The end of the complaints!
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:44 PM   #3
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Finally. The end of the complaints!
Here is hoping that is the case.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:44 PM   #4
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Cue the fanfare!
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does it have turn by turn?
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:45 PM   #6
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Perfect timing! Will make Samsung look like right tools!
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:45 PM   #7
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can't wait...
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About damn time.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:45 PM   #9
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Looking forward to it.
Apple maps is fine most of the time for me, especially with siri integration.

But, I really miss things like street view, and satellite view that works where I live.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:45 PM   #10
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Please approve it, Apple!
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:45 PM   #11
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But doesn't Apple have to approve it first?

Apple never seems to hint at when it will approve apps.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:46 PM   #12
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Hopefully this will finally shut up the whiners.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:46 PM   #13
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Looking forward to it.
Apple maps is fine most of the time for me, especially with siri integration.

But, I really miss things like street view, and satellite view that works where I live.
And finding the place I'm looking for.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:46 PM   #14
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Yay. I've been using apple maps since June (dev preview)
I'm so ready.
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Hopefully this will finally shut up the whiners.
It doesn't change the fact that Apple Maps is absolutely terrible.
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I hope that with this, people will realize that Google Maps has its own share of errors as well. Apple Maps is getting way too much unjustified hate.
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Thank god. I was an initial defender of Apple Maps, but I've found too many instances where it can't find well-known businesses or landmarks in my local area. I've switched to using the Google Maps web app.
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That may set a new record for the most quickly downloaded iPhone app. I hope the App Store won't crash due to millions of simultaneous downloads.
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win-win

I'll admit to not having had any problems with Maps. But if I had, I would've been pissed. So I consider myself lucky and won't say: "but it works for me, why are YOU complaining"!
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does it have turn by turn?
Interesting (and important) question. If it doesn't have the features that Maps has, I'm not using it.
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I think I'll use it alongside Apple Maps. They both have their advantages and disadvantages
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Finally. The end of the complaints!
Well, there's one complaint that's never going away : MapKit will remain broken until Apple fixes their maps. Any apps depending on MapKit is stuck with Apple Maps.
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