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Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by MDiddy, Sep 22, 2012.
Is this some form of damage control on apple's part? Just got this popup in maps.
I think that's a pretty standard disclaimer for any mapping/navigation app.
I think it's more a safety warning to avoid idiots trying to sue Apple when they have a crash while driving because they were looking at the app rather than the road ahead.
This will be a grey area for some lawyers. Using your phone while driving is illegal in most places but you can use navigation without issue. So navigation on a phone??
I'm waiting for the first "I wasn't texting while driving, I was navigating"
A lot of places have laws against "distracted driving" or something similar though.
Google gives disclaimers like that as well. From the bottom of a google maps search:
Apple is just making the disclaimer a little more obvious which I believe most turn by turn navigation devices do.
It was just strange to me that it popped up. I was just sitting at home using the maps app to find the closest AT&T or Verizon store so I could check out cases.
I wasn't driving and it wasn't the first time I opened the app. Just seemed to arbitrarily appear and my first thought was maybe they added it in response to all the bad press they've had
I downloaded iOS 6 as soon as it came out and I also had this pop up. That was before the bad press, so no, nothing to do with that.
Just a side note, mine was blue, not green like yours.
It's a standard disclaimer. Some idiots have literally ran off a cliff and blamed their navigation software. LOL.
Well, in most cases if you fight it, they just get your texting records and see if you were texting at the reported time.