Why No Map Update?

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  1. Mr. Incredible, Jun 11, 2011
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    Mr. Incredible macrumors 6502a

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    I was for certain that iOS5 would have some sort of update to the Maps app, but nothing was mentioned.

    Weren't there talks of Apple hiring a bunch of people to make a new Maps app?

    I was really hoping for an update to include:

    -Full Screen Maps!
    -Landscape Mode!
    -Voice Recognition!
    -Edit: NAVIGATION!!!

    ^Android has all of this in their Maps app, and ours is still...crap. :(
     
  2. mysterioustko macrumors 6502

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    Not to mention navigation too...
     
  3. Hueyfreeman macrumors regular

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    The maps iOS program is a Google supplied one. That said if apple can refuse to make an Ipod app for apple why should google bring its app up to par with its own OS. Think about the money.
     
  4. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

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    The navigation on Android is very slick and minimalistic. Would love to see it carried over to iOS.
     
  5. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    When Android grew google stopped expanding iOS maps...pretty much old news.
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    Maps did get some updates. It got a few things. I currently forget them, but I know that printing the maps and alternate routes are two of them.

    The iOS Maps app is not made by Google. It only licenses the Google Maps tiles.
     
  7. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Opera/9.80 (iPhone; Opera Mini/6.13548/24.871; U; en) Presto/2.5.25 Version/10.54)

    Pretty sure we'll see something in iOS 6.
     
  8. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

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    Google has nothing to do with the iOS Maps app other than providing map data.
     
  9. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

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    Am I misunderstanding something? I'm using the Maps app on iOS 5 and it has full screen maps and supports landscape mode.
     
  10. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Opera/9.80 (iPhone; Opera Mini/6.13548/24.871; U; en) Presto/2.5.25 Version/10.54)

    What about voice recognition?
     
  11. Mr. Incredible thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You have a full screen map and landscape mode? Can you please take a snapshot and post it?
     
  12. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Voice Recognition is going to be a key selling point for the iPhone 5. Don't be surprised to see this demonstrated during the iPhone 5 announcement.
     
  13. Ole55 macrumors newbie

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    At the risk of pimping an app (which, full disclosure... I have NOTHING to do with!), Turn-by-Turn Navigation already exists and you can get it today. I'm in the UK and use NavFree GPS UK & ROI and it works perfectly. I'm 99% sure though I was browsing App Store the other day and saw a US version. Oh, and it's free. It doesn't have voice recognition yet, but the rest of the featureset you'd expect is there.
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    There are already free/paid gps apps in the app store. I think people were looking for apple suppled version
     
  15. HelveticaNeue macrumors 6502a

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    I was really hoping to see some Map upgrades. Especially a change to Google's vector based maps. Perhaps we will see something in September since Apple may have kept a few things secret, but I doubt it. Oh well, next year.
     
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    I doubtr you will see much of a Google update for iO5, Google could care less about Apple. They did a great job on the mapping on the new Androids.

    Can you blame Google?:confused:
     
  18. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    The difference is that Apple is in control of the iPhone Maps app.

    On other phones, it's just one of several Google apps that is constantly being updated.
     
  19. maflynn Moderator

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    This is why, people are blaming google for not updating their apps, but its apple who's controlling the product - shocking I know its so un-apple like to want to control everything :eek: :p
     
  20. BlindMellon macrumors 65816

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    haha, and it seems (at least to me) that Apple only changes/improves things (begrudgingly) when enough people bitch about it, rather than making it the best they can up front. Keeps people hungry for the next upgrade.
     
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    Unfortunately (for the consumer) that appears to be accurate. Just look at how long it took for notifications to make it into iOS, cut and paste, multitasking and even OTA.
     
  22. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

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    I really hope I'm not missing something. This is full screen in landscape:

    [​IMG]
     
  23. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    its because you have an ipad, not an iphone.
     

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