Will you be using Google Maps as your go-to navigation?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by gmanist1000, Dec 12, 2012.

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Apple Maps or Google Maps?

  1. Sticking with Apple Maps

    101 vote(s)
    42.4%
  2. Going with Google Maps

    137 vote(s)
    57.6%
  1. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030

    gmanist1000

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    #1
    Now that Google has unleashed it's free Maps app... will you be using it as your go-to navigation app? Or will you stick with Apple maps?
     
  2. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    #2
    Yes. Now that I know you can do turn-by-turn voice navigation even from the homescreen and lockscreen, it's an absolute yes.
     
  3. hyteckit Guest

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    I'm sticking with Apple Maps.

    Use Apple Maps for over 2 months without getting lost.

    I used Google Maps for about 1 week on my Note 2 and already got wrong directions.

    I prefer the Apple Maps & Siri integration when I'm driving.
     
  4. 1080p macrumors 68020

    1080p

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    if I want to have lunch right away, then I'll be using Google!

    Soooo much better!

    Bye bye Apple Maps!

    Comparison:

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    Google Maps - CORRECT


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    [​IMG]
    Apple Maps - INCORRECT
     
  5. irDigital0l Guest

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    Well I have an iPhone 4...and Apple doesn't include turn by turn with voice.

    I had been using Waze and my alt but now its all Google Maps.

    :D
     
  6. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    Oh this is a really good point: iPhone 4 and 3GS users now get turn-by-turn in Maps. Apple's foolish for leaving that out.
     
  7. hyteckit Guest

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    If I'm worry about traffic, I would use Waze --> Google Maps --> Apple Maps.
     
  8. gmanist1000 thread starter macrumors 68030

    gmanist1000

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    That's right... now you get free turn-by-turn.... now you don't need to upgrade! :p
     
  9. sagar4995 macrumors 6502a

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    #9
    Yes.
    No.
     
  10. irDigital0l Guest

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    Yup.

    I'll upgrade when my iPhone 4 either breaks, apps don't support it, or it doesn't support iOS 7. My 2 year contract actually allowed me to upgrade in Oct but meh...specially also with rumors of iPhone 5S coming in June.

    I think I'll wait and enjoy Google maps.
     
  11. cyks macrumors 68020

    cyks

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    Google knows where I live. Apple thinks I (and most of my community) live in the middle of the woods.

    Now, if only I could have Google back as the stock maps so I could once again use location based reminders, Find My ___, or my 3rd party apps.
     
  12. LaynieGorilla macrumors 6502

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    It'll be tough weaning off waze for it's traffic (and point system:D), but I will probably start to run waze in the background with no directions set up and use Google for navigation.
     
  13. Beeplance macrumors 65816

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    Lol now even my 3GS has turn by turn navigation, quite nice than Google manage to implement it in a nearly 4-year old phone.

    Although I don't have a car. XD
     
  14. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    YES! I have hidden the native Apple Maps icon in a tucked away folder. :)
     
  15. gmanist1000 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    You can use it when someone else drives you and needs directions :)
     
  16. Beeplance macrumors 65816

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    Exactly what I did the minute I download Google Maps. Ain't gonna see Apple Maps until the errors and satellite imagery are fixed.
     
  17. gmanist1000 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    This is now my navigation folder. Apple Maps work pretty well here, so I'll continue using that until I run into a problem. Google Maps is the follow-up :)

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  18. trekkie604 macrumors 65816

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    Not for turn-by-turn as I have the full TomTom app. But for POI searching and general mapping yes Google Maps is my go-to. Apple Maps has been banished to the last page of my home screen.
     
  19. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    #19
    Apple Maps has worked perfectly for me so I'll be sticking with that. But I'll keep Google Maps around.
     
  20. Enjoylife1788 macrumors 6502a

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    In India, you cant even try to compare both the maps. You can say that Apple maps is just there as an icon with no data. I mean what was apple even thinking while making maps. I dont wanna state the obvious again and again.

    But after google maps, you can say that i will start using my iPhone for directions. Earlier it wasnt just possible with Apple maps.
     
  21. Kukulcan macrumors 6502

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    Will check the next days.

    Apple Maps works pretty flawlessly for me and is nicely integrated.
     
  22. shinji macrumors 65816

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    I find the interface of the new Google Maps app to be clunky and weird. I liked the old iOS 5 one better.

    But at least it's accurate, unlike Apple Maps. So I'll probably use it until Apple Maps improves.
     
  23. rican macrumors 6502

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    #23
    Google Maps for me. I am tired of missing appointments, being late, and getting the run around. Literally. :D
     
  24. Heb 7:4 macrumors regular

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    I agree, though having played with it a bit it's growing on me. It's slightly more crowded, so you don't get quite as much info on the screen. But on the flip side I'm now going to buy an iPhone 5, so I should get that back :D

    Dropping pins and going into street view is much easier and nicer than on the old version though, as is the ability to save locations. Overall I'm very, very happy

    Comparison: This is old version
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    This is the new
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  25. Beeplance macrumors 65816

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    "Icon with no data" haha, I like the way you describe it :D
     

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