Can I still use Google Maps in iOS6?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by farqueue, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2006
    Hello ladies, just wanted to know if I could still use Google Maps in iOS6?

    Currently on iphone4, looking to update iso6 on sep 19th.

  2. RotaryP7 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2011
    Miami, FL
    Nope. No more google anything on the iPhone after iOS 6.
  3. Frankied22 macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2010
    No. Google Maps will be completely gone in iOS 6. However, it is highly likely Google will release their own Google Maps on the app store soon since they just did that with YouTube.
  4. Bob Loblaw macrumors regular

    Bob Loblaw

    May 31, 2008
    Reston, Virginia
    Not built in, but many expect Google to release their own, much like they did with YouTube.
  5. farqueue thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2006
    I rely on Google Maps on a daily basis and this is total BS.

    Does Apple have the whole world covered when it comes to their maps? I'd hate to lose google maps.:mad:
  6. sixteen12 macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2011
    What do you needs maps to do? I've found Apple's offering faster and just as complete for anything I use maps for. The exception is transit, but I use a seperate app for that anyways as it uses real time GPS locations of buses.
  7. seajay96 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010

    works for the majority of features you had in the built in app and if you make a shortcut to it on your Home Screen, you'll retain about 80-90% functionality

    This is, of course, assuming that the final version of Apple Maps isn't to your satisfaction

    Another option is simply to not upgrade to iOS 6.0 or get an Android phone, lots of options out there, no reason to get mad at Apple for doing what they feel is in the long term best interest of their company.
  8. Dino F macrumors 68030

    Dino F

    Sep 16, 2010
    Croydon, South London, UK
    Will there still be the Google search option in Safari or is it just Google Maps that has vanished?
  9. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    Google search is still there and is the default.

    The Maps application no longer uses Google to source map data. That means that some services like Street View are no longer available and that mapping data in some areas won't be as good.

    YouTube has been removed from iOS 6, but you can download a new YouTube App made by Google from the App Store (it'll also work in iOS 5.1.1).

    Google did not make either of these Applications - they were both made by Apple and merely used Google's services.
  10. Eddy Munn macrumors 6502

    Eddy Munn

    Dec 27, 2008
    The Google Maps web app will still work.
    No doubt though that Google will release an iPhone application as they did with Youtube.

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