Maps in iOS 7 shows daylight.

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by WB2Colorado, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. WB2Colorado macrumors regular

    WB2Colorado

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    So I was playing around with Maps on the iPad in iOS 7 and I noticed that when you are zoomed out it shows the the where the sun is currently shining. I thought that was really cool.

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  2. jmcgeejr macrumors 6502

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    That is pretty cool!
     
  3. xcodeaddict macrumors 6502a

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    Or hot, depending on the current time :p

    Yes, I concur, Dr. Watson :)
     
  4. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    This was in b1 as well but yeah it's a nice touch.
     
  5. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    Oh awesome! I guess a lot of people aren't aware of this
     
  6. Avatarshark macrumors regular

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    Honestly, if they do decide to continue this feature, I think they should add the option to enable/disable the feature.
     
  7. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Why? As soon as you zoom in to country-wide level it disappears.
     
  8. err404 macrumors 68020

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    It reminds me of the Google Maps Beta (I'm not accusing anybody of stealing here, they were obviously in development at the same time). I would love to see Apple add live clouds, an accurate star field and the sun.
     
  9. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Which is precisely WHY I'd turn it off.

    The lights go on and off on my city depending on how far I zoom? Annoying.

    That screen-shot looks cool, but I'd turn this feature off if I could.
     
  10. sakau2007 macrumors 6502

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    cool feature.

    too bad they still have nonexistent streets with made up names in my town rendering maps completely useless.

    you can put lipstick on a pig...
     
  11. err404 macrumors 68020

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    You need to zoom pretty darn far before you see the lights toggle. At any usefully detailed zoom level, you won't see this. I think it would be a bad idea to have pages of toggles for every possible whim. If the defaults don't work for you, grab a third party globe.
     
  12. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I just hate all this time-based crap.

    Like, right now in Mint.com (financial planning) I have some budget changes I want to make for July. Well, there's no way for me to do that now without it being added to June too. So I have to wait until 12:01 AM on July 1st to do them. Even worse is the reverse. If I want to make a change to May...well tough luck. It's locked. I dislike a system that restricts me based on WHEN it is. My old Excel documents don't lock when they're a month old!

    This is more of the same. What if I'm doing something right now and want to insert a screen-shot of day-lit Asia from Apple maps into it right now? Well, tough luck. Try again tonight!

    Whenever a computer tells me I have to wait (for no reason) to get what I want, it makes me cranky. This isn't Farmville.
     
  13. It's Electric macrumors member

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    Really? Could you possibly be serious?

    What if you want to insert a screenshot of Asia with your blue location dot somewhere in China when you and your iPad are in London? I bet that possibility chaps your ass.
     
  14. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Do you agree or disagree with my "apps shouldn't be like Farmville" complaint?

    Try responding to what I said instead of making up imaginary complaints I didn't say.
     
  15. It's Electric macrumors member

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    I neither agree nor disagree because the comparison is ridiculous.

    How often do you need to post zoomed out screenshots of Asia from Apple Maps?
     
  16. Armen macrumors 604

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    I like how it looks like Google Earth when you zoom all the way out. Neat tweak
     
  17. randy98mtu macrumors 65816

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    This is very cool! I saw it on a long plane ride recently and thought it was cool to see where the daylight cutoffs were. Happy to see it incorporated here.
     

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