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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:44 PM   #101
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this is what giving a glass of ice water to someone in hell must feel like.
Your history is not lost on me good sir
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:46 PM   #102
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in the Top 5 of the App Store for lonnnng time.
YouTube app couldn't suck more. So SLOW!
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:46 PM   #103
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Well, this will certainly signify another eff'ing failure by apple.

Browser, map and email.. Don't even get me start on social network failure.

Where is this going? Apple must secure these areas if they plan to compete in the future.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:47 PM   #104
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I wonder what caused this sudden turn of events? I doubt because it was just ready now.
All the signs suggested Google was working towards a release just before Christmas.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:47 PM   #105
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Thank God, now I might go get a new iPhone5 or should I wait for the 5s in 6 months?
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:47 PM   #106
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You can't rely on or trust any form of GPS, especially one that's free. I have a $50K car and the GPS that's built into the dash is crap.
I have a 56K car and the built in GPS is crap and they just sent me an email promoting the 2013 maps for just $240 ! But not all GPS's are crap, I use waze a lot in it works really well, other for low reception on my iPhone during a trip to Hoover Dam
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:47 PM   #107
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If it's another online product that requires an active data connection to work it will be pretty useless.

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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:48 PM   #108
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does it have turn by turn?
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:48 PM   #109
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I've never had any problems at all with Apple Maps, relied on it quite a bit as of late to get me around.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:48 PM   #110
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I'm really surprised that Apple is allowing this release even if their own Apple Maps app is very flawed. The worse thing you could do is put a polished Google Maps app next to the problematic Apple Maps. I think if they really wanted to compete against Google they should have just stood their ground and forced users to use their Maps.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:49 PM   #111
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The thing is in nearly every legitimate review of the iPhone 5 or other devices that come with iOS 6 out of the box the reviewer always acts like they got lucky not having problems with Apple Maps. Are they really that lucky or is Apple Maps just not nearly as flawed as everyone (mostly people who have never used it) make it out to be?
It depends where you are. Here in Canada it's awful. Does not even find my own street! Always have to fall back on google web app to save the day.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:50 PM   #112
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I wonder what caused this sudden turn of events? I doubt because it was just ready now.
No sudden turn of events. It's just ready now.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:51 PM   #113
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If it's another online product that requires an active data connection to work it will be pretty useless.

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You mean like Apple Maps? That's an online app, all the data is not stored on the device
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:53 PM   #114
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I wonder what caused this sudden turn of events? I doubt because it was just ready now.
It has been in alpha and beta-testing by Google for some time already, and was recently tested in real life by some of its personal. Macrumors reported it as well, so not surprised that it is emerging now.

Can't wait
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:53 PM   #115
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I'm really surprised that Apple is allowing this release even if their own Apple Maps app is very flawed. The worse thing you could do is put a polished Google Maps app next to the problematic Apple Maps. I think if they really wanted to compete against Google they should have just stood their ground and forced users to use their Maps.
So to compete and beat the other guy, you don't let him play? How is that at all a competition?
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:54 PM   #116
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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.
Mate, you just made it back alive from the outback and now such a comment!
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:55 PM   #117
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I'm really surprised that Apple is allowing this release even if their own Apple Maps app is very flawed.
Why does this surprise you? There are several maps/nav apps available in the app store.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:55 PM   #118
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You won't be able to make it your default app and I'm doubting it'll have turn by turn. So...shrug.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:56 PM   #119
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Seriously apple should scrap that 'map' of theirs!
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:56 PM   #120
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Finally. The end of the complaints!
At least some different ones.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:56 PM   #121
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Can't wait! I never really got into the Apple maps...
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:56 PM   #122
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I'm really surprised that Apple is allowing this release even if their own Apple Maps app is very flawed. The worse thing you could do is put a polished Google Maps app next to the problematic Apple Maps. I think if they really wanted to compete against Google they should have just stood their ground and forced users to use their Maps.
Won't work. They should provide people with an alternative if they want people to continue using iOS. Forcing them to use Apple Maps won't do them any good, and as you can see in many parts of the world, Apple maps is far from being operation-ready.

Google Maps came at the right time. Less people will be using Apple Maps once they start using it, and this also translates to less news about all the mistakes in them.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:59 PM   #123
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Finally. The end of the complaints!
If this ap will be good for anything, it will be shutting up all those complainers.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 10:02 PM   #124
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Please let there be no ads on the google maps app. Please please please. Aw hell I'll still use it if there are ads.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 10:03 PM   #125
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Interesting (and important) question. If it doesn't have the features that Maps has, I'm not using it.
That's why Apple's rolling out of their maps makes sense. Google's original contract for maps wouldn't have allowed turn-by-turn, vector maps, and many other features that this app will introduce, because apple made competition on their own platform.
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