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Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by DieAllianz, Oct 14, 2012.
None of the links to links to links tells anything more than the pics above...and who believes it is true?
Claims it is vector based, made to fit iPhone 5 screen and two finger rotation.
Ugh, a few "vague" photo's mean nothing.
If someone has access to the beta, why wouldn't they just take a screen shot instead of taking a photo of the screen -- then cropping it to only show a tiny portion?
This smells like an "official" leak to tease and get it out in the news.
Geez, I thought it would be something better than these crop photos. Not to mention their quality is horrible.
the rumor mill feeds upon itself
I am thinking along the same line too. It is to Google's benefit to keep Apple map vs Google map on news headline. Without the headline, the issue will fade away from most user's mind. If a user cannot live without an alternative solution, they would have moved to an Android device by now. The rest of IOS user would have use something else already. Google need the headline more than anybody else. Software with no user does not generate any revenue. And the fiasco does not help Android device sales if user forget that Apple map has a problem.
There is really two losers in the Apple map rollout fiasco, Apple and Google. Both are stuck.. Apple corporate image get damaged, Google loss all the revenue they generate from the map app in IOS. And so far the Ios map issue does not seem to damage Iphone sales nor help selling any Android device.
These screen shots are horrible, but appear to be different than the web app. It's an iPhone 5, but I don't know why the carrier would be blacked out.
A shift from IOS to Android devices is not something you can conclude on this early - the press (and buildup) surrounding the iPhone launches creates it's own momentum. It's the numbers for the next 2-3 quarters that will indicate if people are jumping ship in any noticeable rate. If a Google Maps for IOS launches soon it will also have an effect.
Having new Windows options thrown in there as well with the slew of multiple Android devices always being introduced though will make it difficult to tell.
I'll simply be watching iPhone sales versus prior years as well as total iOS usage. Will probably be the best indication.
I know it's a longshot, but perhaps Apple, to save face, will allow another map app to be set as the default in iOS 6.1 or something.
It probably won't happen, since they've never allowed any other apps to become default. But if the backlash continues, and there continues to be a lack of public transportation add-on apps, maybe they will allow users to set another app as the default.
Wishful thinking, perhaps. But a man can dream.
It won't because location based app like Passport need map to work out correctly. Apple need to fix the map as much for map user as for all their future location base app. Other map can be use as an App and there is no incentive for Apple to make them the default map if they are going to fix the map anyway.