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First: iOS maps isn't an option if you're outside the USA, as any non-USA user can prove. Second, even if Apple someday manages to release an acceptable version for non-USA users, flyover isn't a substitute for streetview. Yes, flyover is a cool toy, but there're users who use streetview for their work (I'm an architect, and it's a tool that helps my work, as many other architects and related professionals can tell, and no, flyover cannot substitute streetview, they're...
I really see a problem in Apple no longer being to surprise us, because rumors are getting more and more accurate everyday. I'd love they've unexpected stuff for this event, but it seems it's going to be just like the iPhone 5 event (ie: just a replay of the info already available through rumors).   At least I hope it won't be called any of the circulating names (iPad mini or iPad Air)... if it's one of these names, then, man, they no longer need to do presentation...
  Well, to be honest, there's also "scuffgate", and it seems there's an important number of people having to admit scuffs and scratches on their brand new phone, while Schiller says "iPhone 5 scratches and chips are normal"...
  Cook didn't say that (he didn't say "google maps will be a app in the app store soon").   I think it's an unfortunate letter from Tim Cook.   First, if you're really so confident about your decisions in such a way you believe you can improve your product by doing the opposite to your users preferences, it's absurd to write this apology letter (I can't imagine Jobs writing it).   Second, if you really wished to apologize, you've to put a remedy, and the remedy your users...
Patents just cause harm to small developers, but it's totally harmless to big companies. The patents game is the game they play. So don't call it "patent troll", it's just another game in the season, and they're well fitted to play it. So, I'd say "good move" to the business who started this, and "now it's your turn" to Apple. Yes, it's a boring game, though.
  It's not the media. It's us, Apple users. I'll be very happy to switch to IOS Maps, because Apple products are always higher quality than the competitors, but I'll do it when it's ready. In the meantime, don't force us to travel back in time losing the features we were used to, specially when you could very easily keep Google Maps while you were polishing IOS Maps. On every forums I visit, I don't see the media over-dramatizing, I just see Apple users who disagree with...
  I really hope Google follows this strategy. Current Apple management needs to feel the consequences of going against the user base. They've done too many things ignoring the user needs recently, and I really hope Google plays their cards well and increases users ire against Apple management.   If Google releases a Maps for IOS 6, it would be really good for everybody: Either Apple admits the app, acknowledging their mistake, and allowing all of us to use Gmaps on IOS 6,...
Any idea on whether Xcode 4.5 will be released today too?
  Unless Apple doesn't reject Google apps at the AppStore, I'd say Google go and release a tablet where Google Earth really shines, with StreetView, and with never seen multitouch gestures on it. Such tablet should be the iPad IMHO, but if Apple pretends to avoid it, please Google go, go, go!! and release the tablet where Google Earth and Street View shine!!
  You didn't read how Flyover is generated, did you?  It doesn't suffice with satellite imagery. If it only needed sat pics, of course the whole World could be automatically updated in 3D very quickly. In addition to sat maps, they also need footage from planes flying at low altitude (otherwise they wouldn't have images for the facades, they'd only have the roofs).    So, you think it's "much more easier" to send low altitude camera planes to the 47 countries...
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