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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:05 PM   #51
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FINALLY! Google Maps has come back...to...iOS! If ya smelllllllllllllalalalalalalalalalala what Google is cookin'
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:06 PM   #52
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6+ months in the making (original maps took 2 weeks), & AFTER Apple's awesome app. It had BETTER be good!
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:06 PM   #53
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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.
And why do people keep forgetting/ignoring this fact?
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:06 PM   #54
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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.
Respectfully, you are basing this on what, your own experience? Apple maps has shown some very real probalems around the globe, none of which are as severe on Google Maps. How do I know? Well, millions of people use Google Maps (Navigation on Android) and I am not reading about any such complaints.

My anecdotal evidence in Boston, MA: Apple maps has routed me to the wrong place five times and dialed a residential number where it was supposed to dial a business. This has never happened on my Android devices (although my Lumia 920 is just as bad, in different ways).
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:07 PM   #55
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I have absolutely no problem with Apple Maps. It gives better directions than the GPS in my car. Finds everyplace I need to go. Great turn by turn directions. At least in the Seattle area, it is really good. No need for Google.
You Americans need to realize the world is much much bigger than your little bubble and it includes OTHER countries than the USA and that Apple Maps sucks. Plain and simple.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:09 PM   #56
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They could compare it to:

Reality
Bing Maps
+about a dozen other map services
Paper Maps
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It's as if people think iOS was the only platform out there. Even so, there have been turn by turn mapping options on iOS for YEARS as well. The two that come to mind are Navigon and Waze.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:09 PM   #57
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No doubt going to be the biggest rival app on iOS ever (if released, that is).

Hope this speeds up Apple's ongoing and lengthy "repair" work on its own Maps app. Still 97% reliable for me.

Either way, looking forward to having the use of both.

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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:09 PM   #58
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It will be nice to have the option! If this is true, I will certainly be downloading.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:10 PM   #59
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You Americans need to realize the world is much much bigger than your little bubble and it includes OTHER countries than the USA and that Apple Maps sucks. Plain and simple.
It sucks in the USA too. This isn't just about Americans. This is about people using Apple maps in a relatively small area that doesn't seem to be effected. That's great, but one cannot claim a maps app is fool proof after having used it on a couple dozen square miles of terrain.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:13 PM   #60
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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.


It's not so much about the maps that are the problem. It's the fact that Apple took out a perfectly well mapping solution and replaced it with something considerably more inferior. They didn't even tell Google about it beforehand. It's just selfish, really. They wanted to surprise the world, and, well, they did.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:14 PM   #61
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...there have been turn by turn mapping options on iOS for YEARS as well. The two that come to mind are Navigon and Waze.
As a dedicated Waze editor and user I can't recommend it enough!

I can't wait for this app to show up. I hope Apple approves it!
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:15 PM   #62
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I hope Google's map app is better than the awful YouTube app they created.
I hardly ever use YouTube anymore since Google gave us that piece of junk that replaced Apple's app.

So you must be one of those people that when Apples says "Jump!", you ask "how high?"

Because most any normal open minded person, this the new youtube app is pretty good.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:15 PM   #63
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can't happen soon enough.

i'm wondering what apple is planning on doing in the long run since they can't get internet services.

i mean it's not in their dna... what to do?

maybe they should practice what they preach and just focus on a couple of things like making iphones, macs, iPads, osx, iOS, and leave internet services to another company like google.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:16 PM   #64
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It sucks in the USA too. This isn't just about Americans. This is about people using Apple maps in a relatively small area that doesn't seem to be effected. That's great, but one cannot claim a maps app is fool proof after having used it on a couple dozen square miles of terrain.

Agreed. If the CEO released an official apology and an SVP was fired over maps, you know something is wrong. I like Apple as much as anyone else here but the maps need work.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:16 PM   #65
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Used Apple maps to get somewhere
Redirected me to Google Office...it's a sign by Apple.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:17 PM   #66
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You Americans need to realize the world is much much bigger than your little bubble and it includes OTHER countries than the USA and that Apple Maps sucks. Plain and simple.
Chill, dude. I said that it worked great in Seattle. I moved here from the UK, so I am aware of the rest of the world.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:18 PM   #67
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public transit directions!!!
I wonder if this lack in Apple Maps made a measurable difference in the use of public transportation. I have a feeling it wasn't noticeable overall. But that didn't make it any less annoying.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:19 PM   #68
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Chill, dude. I said that it worked great in Seattle. I moved here from the UK, so I am aware of the rest of the world.
There is more to the world than just Seattle and the UK.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:19 PM   #69
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Very much looking forward to this. Missed street view. The web app is OK but clunky.

Flyby on Apple Maps is no more than a candy eye gimmick.

1Password 4 for iOS also is released too!! :-D
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:19 PM   #70
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I guess I'll upgrade my iPhone to iOS 6.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:21 PM   #71
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iPhone can have transit directions at last.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:22 PM   #72
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Wonder if it will have turn-by-turn voice guidance, especially for older devices that Apple has deemed incompatible for such a 'processor intensive' functionality.. i.e. not the iPhone 5.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:22 PM   #73
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The only 2 things I don't like Apple maps is:

1) Bad searching in Hong Kong. (IE: Can't search buildings name)
2) Must enter exact street name + building NUMBER for accurate turn by turn...

For the rest, no complaints, as the turn by turn is really smooth for Apple Maps. (besides my minor complaint)

Google maps + Apple maps will compliment one another for me.
I do miss Streetview.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:23 PM   #74
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Adding to the list of iOS core apps that Google has better alternatives for:

Chrome
Gmail

Check them out. Especially the updated Gmail app.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:23 PM   #75
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What if you are on iOS 5.xx ?
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