Apple, please update your maps app for iOS5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by walie, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. walie macrumors 6502a

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    I hope apple updates their maps app for iOS5, its one area where Android absolutely shreds it with Google Maps. Especially with version 5.7 that was just released today.
     
  2. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    i think apple forgot they even had maps.
     
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  4. TallGuy1970 macrumors 6502

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    maps... AND text-to-speech! Android is kicking butt there as well!
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Seriously? Have you turned gps on on an android phone? Yeah that 6 hour battery life drops to an hour. WOW way ahead
     
  6. Dunbar macrumors 6502

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    It's real fun scrolling over in the maps app while trying not to run my car off the road. I am surprised Apple basically hasn't changed it since the iphone launched.
     
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  8. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    So you're blaming and app and apple for your stupidity in driving while distracted and using a phone? sounds more like a you issue bro!:)
     
  9. Dunbar macrumors 6502

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    Not blaming anybody "bro", just pointing out that the maps app badly needs to be updated to match what the competition is offering out of the box.
     
  10. Jett0516 macrumors 6502a

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    its not just andriod...any navigation app running on the iphone drains the battery too.
     
  11. Jett0516 macrumors 6502a

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    if apple do make their own map...I'm not sure it can top google.
     
  12. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020

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    Or do what I do, save some money and buy TomTom or whatever you feel like navigation app. The best solution IMO, and the battery does not drain too much ;)
     
  13. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. How about Apple teams up with Garmin? ;) I love my Garmin Street Pilot app :)
     
  14. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    Well what you wrote didnt come off that way to me bro, seemed you were complaining about using the maps while driving mostly, bro.:)
     
  15. mousouchop macrumors 6502a

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    To me it came off as an anecdotal way of saying that Apple desperately needs to add text-to-speech (aka turn-by-turn navigation). I just changed from Android to iPhone last week, and desperately missed my old phone's cooked-in nav, as I too nearly drove off the road trying to reference Maps.
     
  16. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, but you're not supposed to be using your phone while driving period, you two numbskulls! no wonder youre both driving off the road, you're using your phone while driving. Just saying....thanks for chiming in! :)
     
  17. mousouchop macrumors 6502a

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    I agree that one shouldn't use their phone while driving. I never text and drive. However, when you are lost and need to know just how lost you are, you have no choice (in my case there was no shoulder to safely pull onto, and there were no public areas i.e. parkings lots of businesses, for 30 miles around).

    If Maps had turn-by-turn voice, I'd have never had to look at my phone. I NEVER picked up my Android phone when navigating unfamiliar areas, ever.
     
  18. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

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    :rolleyes: Continue drinking the Apple flavored Kool Aid. There's no denial that Google Maps/Navigation is vastly better than Apple's Maps app.

    No one asked for a smartass reply.
     
  19. shandyman Suspended

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    Too late for iOS5, since it's in beta, it's pretty much feature complete, just little tweaks. Maps will be iOS6 at best
     
  20. Dunbar macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for adding absolutely nothing to the discussion. BTW, it wasn't that funny the first time you posted it.
     
  21. Msmit71 macrumors newbie

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    You had best email Steve and write here: http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
     
  22. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    I don't see any reason this would mean no maps until iOS 6. The map app could be updated with any major point release.
     
  23. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    Wow, you guys are a little too hurt by some random comments. Relax, it's just a message board where people are allowed to type random things. :)
     
  24. shandyman Suspended

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    Nah, judging from all the stuff over the last year with apple acquiring mapping things, it's gotta be a major overhaul, which takes time plus they'll want to have it as a major new OS feature.

    That said, they may prove me wrong
     

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