Any word on 'Maps' update?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dranakin, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. dranakin macrumors 6502

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    From my understanding, Maps is developed by Apple using Google Maps data. Any idea when Apple will update Maps to include all the new features that the latest Mobile Goggle Maps has?
     
  2. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Second the question - have changes only been in the major releases, rather than the . releases?

    I'd imagine they'd want it in pretty sharpish.
     
  3. ogdogg macrumors 6502

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    And snappy
     
  4. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't kept up with google maps lately. What have they added?
     
  5. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    I just want to see them update it so the information is the same as google maps. They both will give me different directions, with google maps always giving the better ones. The maps app on the phone has many street names and locations wrong as well.
     
  7. txr0ckabilly macrumors 6502

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    i use maps every saturday morning to get to garage sales. about a month ago, we headed to one way out in the sticks and i came to a road that wasn't there. streets showed it, satellite did not. strange......
     
  8. protekt0r macrumors regular

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    How in God's name do you zoom out after zooming in? I cannot, for the life of me, figure it out. It's incredibly annoying.
     
  9. DarrenG macrumors regular

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    You zoom out by tapping the screen with two fingers, in with one, out with two.
     
  10. KidStallyn macrumors 6502

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    Street view updated as you move with GPS.
     
  11. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Ah, I didn't know that one!

    You also can do it by "pinching" with 2 fingers.
     
  12. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    Now we're talking!
     
  13. Surely Guest

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    Almost.... to zoom in, you need to double tap with one finger. You got the zoom out right though.
     
  14. AquaVita macrumors newbie

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    Transit directions :( Every other stupid version of gmaps has this, but they're leaving it out on the iphone, great.
     
  15. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Not to worry.

    The iPhone has always trailed Google Map versions on other phones by a few months. I'd think that it will get the transit directions.
     
  16. daihard macrumors 6502a

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    Excellent... I didn't know you could do that. :apple:
     
  17. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure google has to optimize street view for the iPhone which sucks since i'm sure they won't for now because of Android releasing in weeks and having street view as a feature :/
     
  18. Jeepguy01 macrumors newbie

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    I never use Streetview on my computer, so I don't care much about that feature for the iPhone.

    I'd just be happy with Apple allowing more than 10 results to appear in Maps when searching for something (Korean restaurants, mechanics, etc.). That feature is pretty much useless when only 10 results appear.
     
  19. slate1 macrumors regular

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    ... because you love your iPhone so much you can't take your eyes off of it and look out the window as you drive down the street??? :D
     

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