Apple Reportedly in Talks for Data-Sharing Deal with Foursquare

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  1. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

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    If it's fully integrated with Siri, I'm all for it.
     
  2. Beeplance macrumors 68000

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  3. jontech macrumors 6502

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    IOS has the most compete mapping choices of any environment
     
  4. irDigital0l Guest

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    It could be Craig though...

    Craig did OS X demos multiple times and now he's in charge of OS X and iOS.

    Ive is more of a behind-the-scenes guy.

    Or it could be Phil. He basically can do anything

    -iWork for iPad
    -iPhones, iPods, iPads
    -Mac hardware

    Or it could be Eddy Cue. He might demo Maps, Siri, iCould stuff.
     
  5. Beeplance macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I like Craig and Eddy for keynotes, both of them do presentations really well.:)
     
  6. d4rkc4sm macrumors 6502

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    we already have accurate locations to starbucks or any place those hippies are hanging out. this is dumb.
     
  7. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    I like Craig too, although I felt kinda bad for him when he demoed Mountain Lion gestures. No need to be so nervous, buddy!
     
  8. Kaibelf macrumors 68020

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    Australians can't even read road signs or elect a government that produces an accurate guide, and then in turn blames the result of their faulty information on Apple. Being the mayor of their local coffee shop shouldn't be a priority for them IMHO.
     
  9. minik macrumors 65816

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    I love Foursquare. It has some good features and user friendly.

    Steve Wozniak is one of them.
     
  10. kmpoboy2 macrumors 6502

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    Man, sometimes it's hard to understand the users here.

    Since September you can't enter the forum without spotting a topic on how awful maps is and how apple isn't fixing it quick enough.

    Now, a rumor comes out that apple it's trying something to try and fix it and people complaint because there trying to fix it.

    If you guys have ever used foursquare before, you know how accurate the data is and it's well maintained by they're users.
     
  11. uknowimright macrumors 6502a

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    you may want to find the person that keeps ******** in your wheaties
     
  12. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    I don't don't think you understand how deep the roots go for Apple's Maps.

    I've used Gowalla and other services but Foursquare has been the best and most accurate. I wouldn't mind Apple just flat out buying Foursquare. I want to buy coffee with my Apple ID! I jest ...I think?


    Not going to happen.



    Don't get confused. Not everyone here wants to see Apple succeed and some will go at length to downplay any positive news concerning Apple.
     
  13. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    The whole point of the "jumped the shark" reference is that it's only downhill from that point.
     
  14. BigHonkingDeal macrumors 6502a

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    I'm well aware of that.... They are starting to look like Microsoft.
     
  15. Beeplance macrumors 68000

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    Lol yeah, everyone was giggling at his Game Center ID: Hair Force One... Hahaha:D
     
  16. charlituna macrumors G3

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    You likely never will. Some folks aren't comfortable doing such things and
    Sir J may be one of them. Which could be why someone else always showed the hardware.
     
  17. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3

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    I disagree. I haven't had any problems with Apple Maps, and I suspect that the majority of people agree that they haven't had any problems with it. Just because 10% of people have had problems and have made noise and have been heard doesn't mean "most" people have found it so flawed that they'll never use it again.

    I have downloaded Google Maps to my iPhone, but I've used Apple maps twice since and I haven't used Google Maps yet. The next time I visit Boston (in a few weeks,) I'll probably have to break out Google Maps for some transit directions, but other than that, I'll mostly be sticking with Apple Maps.
     
  18. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    There have been big changes from iOS 4 - 6. iCloud alone would qualify as a significant update. Siri may be Beta but in all honesty it works quite well.


    I don't think the average user knows what a big feature is. When prompted for what should be added most remain mute.

    Most people are pretty simple. They want to surf the web, make phone calls, gather and manage email, game and take photos. At this point ,there is little revolutionary stuff that is coming until the dust settles and everyone is so bored that they are in a slumber.
     
  19. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    Hmmmm.... You should read things again, and understand it the 2nd time.
     
  20. maroontiger2k9 macrumors regular

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    Apple should just integrate TomTom and call it a day.... i wouldnt feel good about allowing Google to just have the crown and bragging rights that apple gave up.. what happens if Google pulls the app off of the app store??

    apple needs a functional app and tomtom would do it... which is already integrated with Facebook and Foursquare (social media features that i dont even use)
     
  21. kmpoboy2 macrumors 6502

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    Oh believe me, I know!

    But it gets frustrating to read post after post of people complaining(granted, it's well deserved with maps) and then bi*** too when they try to fix it.

    Mostly, it's the same way I feel with all the iOS wish list threads. Why ask for some feature if your going to complaint whether its implemented or not. Much like notifications center.
     
  22. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    "Why is Apple creating a browser. They should just leave it up to Microsoft. They need Internet Explorer"

    routinely read circa 2003.

    "Apple can't beat Nokia..why are they even trying" circa 2007


    In reality Apple is a LOT closer to delivering parity with Google Maps then they were in closing the gap with Microsoft's Internet Explorer with Safari 1 or Nokia with the first iPhone.

    The company has a history of rapidly advancing a product. Apple Maps will be no different. By the third major revision those using Google Maps will be jaded luddites fearful of the new future.
     
  23. bkushner macrumors regular

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    Please don't confuse your opinion with actual facts.
     
  24. michial macrumors 6502a

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    Early signs of Apple's life apart from Steve.
     
  25. terryzx macrumors regular

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    Cooperation?

    Why can't Apple & Google just COOPERATE and do a really good map that BOTH of them can work together on and make it the best one ever??? :D
     

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