Fix for Apple Maps

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by BladeLWS, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. BladeLWS macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2010
    1. Go to
    2. Add to home screen
    3. Move Apple Maps to nondescript folder for crap.
    4. Move Google Maps icon to its place.

    Enjoy fanboy rage fest.
  2. luke707 macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2010
    I was expecting it to be a lot worse than it is reading the comments on here but I like it.
  3. shurcooL macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2011
    Let's make predictions on when Google will release Google Maps for iOS 6.

    I say within the week.
  4. BladeLWS thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2010
    This is if (big freaking if) Apple approves it.
  5. shurcooL macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2011
    They've approved the YouTube app... Chrome browser... Gmail app... So yes, hopefully Maps too.
  6. pullfocus macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2009
    LA, CA
    They'll approve it. Not to worry.
  7. donster28 macrumors 65816

    Oct 5, 2006
    Great White North
    LOL! Clever! And here I was crying my heart out. ;)
  8. Scottyee macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2012
    San Francisco Bay Area, USA
    We need a Google "Street View" App ASAP!

    Unfortunately, doesn't support "Street View" on iOS devices as it requires Adobe Flash Player, which isn't supported on iOS. :(

    I sure hope Google offers a decent Google "street view" App for iOS6 devices "soon", as I find it extremely useful to see a street view of my map destination before I get there.
  9. tennisproha macrumors 65816

    Jun 24, 2011
    Why is Apple Maps bad? I know it doesn't offer street view, bus and walking routes but besides that I was looking forward to it.. Loop me in
  10. 80s Fan macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2008
    What do you think the chances are that the new Google Maps app (assuming it's coming) will have turn-by-turn navigation?
  11. Schmitty11 macrumors 6502

    May 21, 2011
    By months end
  12. Squid7085 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    Apple has been getting a lot of bad press for denying apps, specifically stuff from Google (Google Voice anyone?). Add that to the negative press that is likely to come from the new Apple Maps, I seriously doubt Apple would make the PR disaster of denying a Google Maps app, beyond PR disaster, Apple would likely be skirting some Anti-Trust lines with that as well.
  13. pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010
    They don't own a lion's share of the smartphone market since collectively android likely still beats them, so I don't think there are close to skirting AT Law here.
  14. Scottyee macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2012
    San Francisco Bay Area, USA
    This Google Street View app works with iOS6.

    I just found a nice Google Map "Street View" app that supports 'full' screen street view. Though there's a free Lite version as well, I only downloaded and installed the .99 version and it works good on my iPad 3 and iOS6.

    StreetViewer $.99

    StreetViewerLite free version
  15. shawnwich macrumors 6502


    Oct 4, 2007
    Houston, TX
    And why would google make it easy for us? I am sure they will take at least a full month to release their application JUST so all iPhone users can experience how ****** apple's maps are, ensuring that no one ever opens it up more than once.
  16. tigress666 macrumors 68040

    Apr 14, 2010
    Washington State
    Google isn't about trying to hobble things too bad on iOS to promote android (they make more of their money off of iOS actually). They make their money off of info gathered/advertising, so android is just there really to help with that. They can still make money off of iOS (until apple totally shuts them out).

    I know at least on their G+ app I've seen them give iOS features before Android (though there are some features they never gave iOS at all. But the ones that iOS got first were pretty big ones if I remember correctly).

    So, google doesn't really play that way.
  17. atticus27 macrumors regular


    Feb 2, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    They'll approve it, but they won't let you change the default map application like they did with chrome.
  18. shawnwich macrumors 6502


    Oct 4, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I really really hope you're right. I need google maps, man..
  19. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Because a few snoty people found A problem with it and now they hate it. I think it has a lot of potential. The maps need some updating, but that's true with ALL maps. Some will update certain things quicker than others. I really liked the voice directions better because the voice is more human than my Magellan app and she didn't give me instructions every 10 feet and yell RECALCULATING all the time.

    Put an audio control button in there, allow some modifications (speed limit, time to destination, etc.) and it's a winner. I already like the ability to set my route using Siri.
  20. AlvinNguyen macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    I was able to change default browser app with a jailbreak tweak so hopefully WHEN the google maps app is released and WHEN we get the jailbreak - then we can do this ourselves. iOS is pretty boring without the jailbreak anyways. A jailbroken iPhone 5 though will be way better and more stable than any android device - and I've owned quite a few of them including the S3 that android folks loves so much.
  21. mobiletech macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Google maps ios1-5 sucked and was severely outdated even when compared to how it ran on all other applications. And due to contract turn by turn was not allowed by apple. I think more people would have lost interest in the IP5 due to the lack of TBT nav if they kept g-maps. However, the maps are by tom tom and it shouldn't be long before its fully up and running.
  22. squidkitten macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2012
    I think I'm going to really like Apple Maps for the turn by turn, mostly because my GPS needs an update and I don't want to drop $100+ to do it. I think the app in general has potential, but right now I'm not looking for "potential" I'm looking for functional.

    Fact is, I trust Google Maps far more with public transportation info, and if I'm in an unfamiliar city, I prefer to have detailed labeling for buildings, which Apple Maps lacks at the moment.

    I'm sure in the future Apple Maps will be excellent, but as of right now I'm more frustrated, and I have it moved to a page further back while I have the Safari link on my home page.

    It sure does look pretty, though.
  23. J.L.Photography macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2012
    South Florida
    My biggest disappointment in the new maps is the lack of "traffic" flow

    Driving 40 miles to and from work I relied on this to get ahead of accidents and delays on i95, this new one sucks for that.

    Glad I can still use the above method!
  24. penguy macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2007

    I'm still waiting for iOS 6 to install...but I will miss street view which I use for work a lot...and having public transportation was very convenient. does anyone know if APPLE has committed to either of these?
  25. nickn macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2011
    A few???? Did you see the apple maps disaster thread on this board?? As of now it has well over 1100 replies, meaning it is one of the longest threads ever on this entire site....

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