iOS 6 Map damage control?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by MDiddy, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. MDiddy macrumors regular

    MDiddy

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    Is this some form of damage control on apple's part? Just got this popup in maps.
     

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  2. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    I think that's a pretty standard disclaimer for any mapping/navigation app.
     
  3. Moccasin macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  4. dazed macrumors 6502a

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    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"
     
  5. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    A lot of places have laws against "distracted driving" or something similar though.
     
  6. 0007776 Suspended

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    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.
     
  7. MDiddy thread starter macrumors regular

    MDiddy

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    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
     
  8. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    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.
     

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  9. chiefpavvy macrumors 6502a

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    It's a standard disclaimer. Some idiots have literally ran off a cliff and blamed their navigation software. LOL.
     
  10. i-John macrumors 6502a

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    Well, in most cases if you fight it, they just get your texting records and see if you were texting at the reported time.
     

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