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In 2010, a set of Apple patent applications showed that the company was looking into using future iPhones to generate 3D models of an object or place.

 

 

You mean like we can do with many image manipulation programs for years. Definitely patent not worthy

 

 

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Another application filed last August entitled "Augmented Reality Maps" described an invention that would overlay data such as directions or street names in real time on top of live video.

 

 

You mean like I can do with my android phone photo. Next logical step is same on video. Definitely not patent worthy.

 

 

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 Apple has also filed for a "Schematic Maps" patent where a mapping application would dynamically emphasize or exaggerate details such as roads or landmarks.

 

 

You mean like I have done with Google Maps and Google Navigation fot the last 18 months?

 

 

 

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Traffic could also play a key role in Apple's new Maps application for iOS 6. The company publicly announced last April that it was "collecting anonymous traffic data to build a crowd-sourced traffic  database."

 You mean like I can do in with Google Maps (just click traffic button and you see how quickly traffic is moving) and Google Navigation?

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I wonder if nurses and doctors had, and were able to use an "ignore feature" similar to appleinsiders? wouldn't that would be great...

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Very slightly off-topic (but not that much as its Google related), but I think Apple should no longer preinstall a YouTube app, it was fun with iOS1 but really no longer needed now. Google can submit a new version of YouTube to the app store and maintain it themselves.

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Very slightly off-topic (but not that much as its Google related), but I think Apple should no longer preinstall a YouTube app, it was fun with iOS1 but really no longer needed now. Google can submit a new version of YouTube to the app store and maintain it themselves.

 

What about changing it to an app that services all the major online video services? Because Apple's YouTube app is better than any mobile or desktop implementation of the site that Google would ever do.

 

As they did on the Apple TV, just add Vimeo support! Have the "YouTube" app be renamed something else and let it search Vimeo, YouTube, and others in the same place. Obviously you could set it to search just one or the other. That'd fix Google's wagon.

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post #125 of 145
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What about changing it to an app that services all the major online video services? Because Apple's YouTube app is better than any mobile or desktop implementation of the site that Google would ever do.

 

As they did on the Apple TV, just add Vimeo support! Have the "YouTube" app be renamed something else and let it search Vimeo, YouTube, and others in the same place. Obviously you could set it to search just one or the other. That'd fix Google's wagon.

Excellent suggestion!

post #126 of 145
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You mean like we can do with many image manipulation programs for years. Definitely patent not worthy

 

 

 

 

You mean like I can do with my android phone photo. Next logical step is same on video. Definitely not patent worthy.

 

 

 

 

You mean like I have done with Google Maps and Google Navigation fot the last 18 months?

 

 

 

 You mean like I can do in with Google Maps (just click traffic button and you see how quickly traffic is moving) and Google Navigation?

Thank you for so clearly identifying yourself as an undesirable.  I hadn't blocked your posts for some reason until now.

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No, my cellar is quite well stocked thank you and the level in my glass tends to reflect that..

 

 I don't live in the US, neither do the majority of Apple's customers. Pervasive 3G coverage does not exist in many places, yet Apple have a consistent track record of introducing glossy attention catching features that rely on streaming large amounts of data in order to function - face time, Siri, iCloud, and from the sounds of it, this map function.  'No tickee, no washee.'  No data no mapee isn't thinking differently, it is just unintelligent.  It means Apple isn't really interested in offering their customers a 'real' navigation feature, just a superficial facsimile for the easily pleased and easily lead.

 

...or they leave it to developers to fill in the gaps, which has led to them leading in the App store race.

 

Developers should compete with each other not handset providers.

 

I have full GPS on my iPhone and iPad, it cost $15 and takes a GB of space, it doesn't need an Internet connection, I'm happy, the developer's happy.

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post #128 of 145
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...like the Nokia map app?  Should be a cool addition.  

 

My house doesn't exist on Nokia maps, neither does my street there's just this big blank area where a whole new suburb was built.

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post #129 of 145
Ironic that the video can't be watched on OSX without flash but works just fine on my iPad...
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post #130 of 145
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It's weird to think that they'd market a sixth gen. iPhone and then follow it up with an iPhone 5S. Or are you implying that the sixth gen. iPhone will be released in 2013?
Silly.

 

Are we not in agreement that the iPhone to be released this year will be called the 'iPhone 5' ? And do you not think it probable that the following years iPhone (2013) will use the same physical appearance as the iPhone 5, with only internal modifications such as speed? Therefore not warranting the name 'iPhone 6' and perhaps being  'iPhone 5s' (or 5b or whatever).

 

What is so "silly" about that hypothesis?

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Are we not in agreement that the iPhone to be released this year will be called the 'iPhone 5' ?

 

Well, you're in agreement, but I think you'll have trouble finding another person to be the other half of that agreement. At least on here. lol.gif

 

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And do you not think it probable that the following years iPhone (2013) will use the same physical appearance as the iPhone 5, with only internal modifications such as speed?

 

It's quite possible, even likely, that the next two iPhones will use the same case.

 

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What is so "silly" about that hypothesis?

 

The fact that iPhone 5 is the most idiotic name imaginable for this product, not even taking into account that modern trends show that Apple's likely to call it just "iPhone".

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post #132 of 145
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Are we not in agreement that the iPhone to be released this year will be called the 'iPhone 5' ? And do you not think it probable that the following years iPhone (2013) will use the same physical appearance as the iPhone 5, with only internal modifications such as speed? Therefore not warranting the name 'iPhone 6' and perhaps being  'iPhone 5s' (or 5b or whatever).

What is so "silly" about that hypothesis?

I'm curious why Apple would name their sixth gen. iPhone "iPhone 5". After all, they named their fourth gen. iPhone "iPhone 4". Maybe they will retroactively change the name of the iPhone 4 to iPhone 3. They probably will just to appease a confused minorities understanding of their product line.

Personally, I think it will be called "the new iPhone."
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I'm curious why Apple would name their sixth gen. iPhone "iPhone 5". After all, they named their fourth gen. iPhone "iPhone 4". Maybe they will retroactively change the name of the iPhone 4 to iPhone 3. They probably will just to appease a confused minorities understanding of their product line.
Personally, I think it will be called "the new iPhone."

The name here is irrelevant, my point is, the case design will likely stay the same. Which will need a little marketing to boost the second year of sales, with not much more than a speed increase internally.

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You mean like we can do with many image manipulation programs for years. Definitely patent not worthy

 

 

 

 

You mean like I can do with my android phone photo. Next logical step is same on video. Definitely not patent worthy.

 

 

 

 

You mean like I have done with Google Maps and Google Navigation fot the last 18 months?

 

 

 

 You mean like I can do in with Google Maps (just click traffic button and you see how quickly traffic is moving) and Google Navigation?

No , none of those work as you think they do to do the tasks described. You have no idea of what you are speaking of.

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post #135 of 145
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The fact that iPhone 5 is the most idiotic name imaginable for this product, not even taking into account that modern trends show that Apple's likely to call it just "iPhone".

 

Apple's web site right now refers to the current iPhone as "iPhone 4s" what leap of imagination does it take to think that Apple would refer to the next iPhone as the "iPhone 5"?! 

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First, screw you, second, I don't care how spectacular Apple's mapping software is. Can I open up a browser and just type "give me directions from point a to point b", no, because Apple doesn't have a search engine. So it's a big bucket of failure. I am not going to use another mapping program when I can have my directions so much faster by typing it in my browse then playing with some program. My BMW also has a built in voice activated Nav unit that I can ask to give me directions. The iPhone is way to small to stare at in the car and the iPad is way to big hold while driving. There is absolutely nothing Apple can bring to the table that will change anything. I'm sure it's pretty and has amazing graphics with spinning globes and all the hoopla but at the end of the day it wont provide me with better directions then what I'm currently getting from Google or my sat unit. I'm sure my children will use it for their geography homework though. So keep your links to your self, especially when I cant see it for myself yet and it's just some article declaring how great it is.

The more you post, the more it becomes obvious you are just antagonistic and bitter. There are so many misconceptions in this post alone, it's a wonder other users here have the patience to try and explain the topic at hand to you. Your obstinate attitude is a deal breaker for me, personally.
post #137 of 145
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Originally Posted by Nairb View Post

 
 

You mean like we can do with many image manipulation programs for years. Definitely patent not worthy

 
 

You mean like I can do with my android phone photo. Next logical step is same on video. Definitely not patent worthy.

 
 

You mean like I have done with Google Maps and Google Navigation fot the last 18 months?


 
 You mean like I can do in with Google Maps (just click traffic button and you see how quickly traffic is moving) and Google Navigation?

Yes, because a patent is solely its title and nothing more. We'll ignore your various fabrications as well so you only appear slightly deluded.
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Apple's web site right now refers to the current iPhone as "iPhone 4s" what leap of imagination does it take to think that Apple would refer to the next iPhone as the "iPhone 5"?! 

A fairly big leap as I find it hard to believe that Apple defy previous naming conventions as well as the rules of logic. Again, why would a sixth generation device be named iPhone 5? It isn't the 5th iPhone, it isn't the 5th form factor and it isn't the successor to iPhone 4. Please drop it, or explain your thought process in coming to this conclusion.
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…the case design will likely stay the same.

 

See, now that I don't figure. They seem to be on a two year cycle with cases. 

 

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…what leap of imagination does it take to think that Apple would refer to the next iPhone as the "iPhone 5"?! 

 

A leap that supersedes one's ability to count, for starters. lol.gif

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post #140 of 145
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The fact that iPhone 5 is the most idiotic name imaginable for this product...

You mustn't have much of an imagination .

iPhone XPXPXPalidocious Supercalifragilistic edition is far more idiotic.
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iPhone XPXPXPalidocious Supercalifragilistic edition is far more idiotic.

 

If the choices were between that and "iPhone 5", I'd take that.


Similarly, I hate the idea of an Apple television on the face of it, but I will accept its existence only if it's named "iTV". lol.gif

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post #142 of 145
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All I want is a map.  Something that will load QUICKLY when I need to see where I am and where I'm going.

 

Another victory for the shiny-objects crowd.  

Same here. Plus, give me better directions and tell me what POI is available along my route. Give me a sensitive GPS chip like in dedicated GPS units eg. SIRF III, SIRF IV.

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Lots of eye candy, but seriously difficult if you were overlaying streets behind objects.  Most of us don't work for Apple or C3 so we can't take full advantage of this in our helicopters.  When would you ever need to navigate in 3d like this if you were not a city planner, architect, geologist, conspiracy theorist, or terrorist? Google street views I guess is for the practical everyman.

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*golf clap*

 

 

So, 3D maps? Ya'll check this out, THIS will BLOW YOUR HEAD OFF. China has been SimCity'd!

 

http://map.baidu.com/

 

http://offbeatchina.com/baidu-3d-map-makes-the-middle-kingdom-one-big-simcountry

 

HOW COOL IS THIS!?

 

To date, no one mapping app seems to have it all. Google Nav and Maps do some things okay but the controls and UI are still iffy. Apple's Maps is not as good as Google's, though. Apple doesn't even give you search by voice and narrated turn-by-turn. Although I like how Apple's location "dot" pulses. Also night-mode on Google Nav is awesome. I wish the entire iOS or Android OS had "night mode", it's so helpful at night. Also I don't have an IOS device anymore but I'm guessing StreetView doesn't work in Apple maps (???). I use that in Google Maps on Droid a lot, that's a very nice feature.

 

I want to see the GUI know-how of old Apple infused with the mobile programmers at new Apple, meet the cartography of ESRI and National Geographic, combined with the power of Google's database and ESRI's GIS data. And Microsoft's birds eye oblique aerial photography. That would be the map to rule them all.

 

I'm curious...What is everyone here's FAVORITE mapping app? Or top two or three? 

For me, I would say Google Maps (Android), Google Nav (Android).

However, my two other favorite apps are only on iOS and I sure wish they were on Android: iGo My Way Navigation, which does turn by turn offline without data for free which is awesome, and UpNext Cities. The 3D cities in UpNext are awesome, check it out on an iPad!! This app is so amazing. And again, free. These are def. some iOS gems.


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post #145 of 145
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

 

How does that make any sense? Not just the fact that it'd be the iPhone 7 (known as "iPhone"), but the fact that Maps is available on all devices. What sense does it make to only have good maps on their newest device and leave everyone else out in the cold with Google Maps?

 

Ooh… source? That sounds terrible if it's true. 


I totally agree with you! But I guess that is just the way Apple increases its sales...teasing with "new" technology and release the "new" device with which it can be used...

 

You mean to tell me that Apple did not developped Siri, when the IPhone 4 came out? I'm quite sure they did, but made it come out with the Iphone4S to *kaching* it a littlebit...

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