Apple Maps - Web Version?


Andeavor

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Will Apple ever deliver a web portal to its mapping service? That would make it much easier to submit error corrections.
Apple maps is designed with GPS in mind and since computers aren't equipped with that chip it wouldn't make sense.
 

Thetonyk123

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Apple maps is designed with GPS in mind and since computers aren't equipped with that chip it wouldn't make sense.
Some computers are. But they can make a Mac with a GPS chip maybe? That would be pretty cool however it wouldn't be necessary :D
 

cvaldes

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Apple maps is designed with GPS in mind and since computers aren't equipped with that chip it wouldn't make sense.
Apple does support something like Location Services on recent versions of OS X.

Note that Find My Mac will identify the geographic location of the registered computer. I assume Apple is using WiFi triangulation for this since there are no Macs with built-in GPS chips.

I think iPhone on OS X is using Apple Maps. At some point, Apple will probably want to have a Maps website, and stop pointing to Google Maps when mapping addresses from the Address Book, whatever.

However, the key is to get this thing properly working on iOS devices. There are a lot more iPhones and iPads sold than Macs.
 
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Brazuca

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iPhoto still uses google maps on the desktop. I'm sure they will change this quickly to use their own maps.
 

FelixDerKater

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What I am saying is that it would be beneficial to be able to access the maps from a full computer with keyboard in order to rapidly report errors in lieu of pecking at the onscreen keyboard of a phone. Navigation with a laptop is of no real interest.