Apple/Google Maps Poll

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by PrometheusGeek, Dec 13, 2012.

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What are your mapping intentions

  1. Pre iPhone 4S: Stick with Apple Maps only

    3 vote(s)
    1.8%
  2. Pre iPhone 4S: Use Google Maps only

    9 vote(s)
    5.4%
  3. Pre iPhone 4S: Use both!

    4 vote(s)
    2.4%
  4. iPhone 4S/5: Stick with Apple Maps only

    43 vote(s)
    25.7%
  5. iPhone 4S/5: Use Google Maps only

    45 vote(s)
    26.9%
  6. iPhone 4S/5: Use both!

    63 vote(s)
    37.7%
  1. PrometheusGeek, Dec 13, 2012
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    PrometheusGeek macrumors regular

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    #1
    I'd love to see a Poll of the mapping options, but I'm not smart enough to create one myself. It should at least cover Whether people intend to stick with Apple, or use Google's new app now that it's out. And it should probably differentiate between pre-iPhone 4S users and 4S-5 users, as the former don't get turn-by-turn on Apple's solution. Anyone want to put it up? Thanks!
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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  3. Edslunch macrumors member

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    #4
    Where's the actual poll (% who prefer one vs other)?
     
  4. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    #5
    Like the look of Apple maps more. Use Google Maps when I want street view.
     
  5. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    #6
    I'll only be using Google Maps as a plug-in for public transport directions.

    That way, there's no need to login, enable location services or send data to Google.

    Suits me just fine!
     
  6. WDSnav91 macrumors member

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    Where is the option for no I don't use mapping apps and think their useless?
     
  7. PrometheusGeek thread starter macrumors regular

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    Awesome! Thanks, and great job!

    Interesting results so far...
     
  8. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    Doesn't anyone use the factory nav that comes with the car? Mine is far better than any phone app

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    Right with ya on that!
     
  9. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    #10
    Thanks to the rate at which I shovel money into Apple's coffers I don't have the cash to buy the top-of-the-line automobiles.

    I think that's still pretty un-common, really. I'd say that fewer than 10% of the people I know have a built-in nav system but 90% have smartphones.
     
  10. PrometheusGeek thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, you're on a forum that deals with Apple products, specifically. And you're in a thread dedicated to iOS 6 particularly... So, if you don't intend to use mapping with your iOS device, then this forum and thread aren't for you, and simply not posting or responding to the poll would be the appropriate way to indicate that. :rolleyes:
     
  11. LaynieGorilla macrumors 6502

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    #12
    I like the apple maps look better but I trust googles mapping system more. I still prefer waze over the both of them though
     
  12. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    Lol I drive a vw far from expensive and I too shovel money into apple
     
  13. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Well if it's not a money-thing then I have to assume that people just don't care about that when buying a car. Because seriously, I hardly know anyone with a built-in nav system. In terms of their future trajectory they seem less like power steering and more like power seatbelts.
     
  14. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    It's actually the complete opposite and I know lots of people with newer cars not even high line models with integrated nav systems. Factory nav and audio systems are on the rise and even more popular than ever. I can use Siri through my system over the car speakers and my nav at the same time all without taking my hands off the wheel.

    I can't remember the last time I even opened a maps app
     
  15. Yujenisis macrumors 6502

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    #16
    This.
     
  16. phr0ze macrumors 6502a

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    Umm, factory nav is out of date fast. I have car < 1 yr old and it gave me the wrong directions into DC 3 times on one trip. It would say stay to the left when I should have clearly went right. I ended up turning it off and following signs!

    I trust apple and google more than factory Nav any day. Plus its so much faster to enter/find destinations.
     
  17. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

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    #18
    I use the in car one for actual driving directions. It is easier to follow directions I find than a phone one. Normally, if I'm going some place I've never been before I do Google maps online, send to my car so the location is there and I don't have to enter.
    Have use the phone one when not in my car or to check out general directions etc. before starting out.
     
  18. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    #19
    Yes, this. Street view is the only thing I'm missing in Apple maps.
     
  19. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    #20
    Use both since the default for the OS is still apple maps. But will use google whenever I have control of what map gets used
     
  20. briankeith513 macrumors 6502a

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    #21
    Google Maps has better overall search and better overall accuracy as well.
     
  21. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    #22
    I'll stick with Apple Maps and only use Google if I need it. Since I live in a larger metro area Apple Maps should be sufficient.

    But on the topic of Goggle's map app...during turn-by-turn, how do I get her to repeat directions? She'll tell me to turn right in one mile onto X street. But if I didn't hear her or remember the street name, how do I get her to repeat the next turn?
     
  22. CosmicDice macrumors member

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    #23
    I have no need for Google maps. Apple maps work well when I need navigation.
     
  23. loaferkan macrumors member

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    #24
    I prefer google map any time over apple map, but then now I have got used to apple map. So I believe a combination of both would be better.
     
  24. throAU macrumors 601

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    #25
    I'll use both but monitor apple maps to see how they improve.

    I used to be a google fan, but I dislike google as a company - i don't want them to own all of my data, mapping, etc, but i do need to find out where i am :D
     

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