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When it launches later this year, iOS 6 will feature an all-new Maps application built from the ground up by Apple, featuring turn-by-turn navigation and anonymous, real-time, crowd-sourced traffic data.

The new iOS 6 Maps have integrated Yelp for user reviews. The new traffic service allows users to provide incident reports for more accurate travel data.

And turn-by-turn navigation is now built in, providing users with directions much like a standalone GPS unit, or similar applications on the App Store.

Turn-by-turn directions can be viewed from the iOS lock screen, and if Apple's Maps application finds that a faster route is available, it can prompt users to reroute their trip on the fly.

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The new Maps application also offers integration with Siri, allowing users to ask for directions to the nearest gas station. In one humorous demonstration, Siri was asked "Are we there yet" and the virtual personal assistant said to "Relax and enjoy the drive" when revealing the destination would be reached in 14 minutes.

One major feature of the new Maps is called "Flyover." It features 3D models of cities from around the world, with detailed recreations rendered in real time.
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Phase 2: severing ties.

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just saw the 3D maps, pretty neat.

 

All I am missing for a perfect event is an Apple TV app store and SDK.

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One step short, then.

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One step short, then.

 

 

too bad, would have been nice.

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Clearly, no street view... over half my using Maps uses street view, so that's a bummer.

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Clearly, no street view... over half my using Maps uses street view, so that's a bummer.


Because you certainly can't view the street using the pictures supplied of the restaurants and other establishments.

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Is Google Maps Apple’s last dependency on Google?  Am i missing something?

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A lot of goodies coming out. Very nice. 

When is the public release date for iOS 6? Did I miss that? Disappointed no news on the next iPhone. 

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Street View really doesn't do anything for me other than let me look at the front of my house just to see when they took it last.  I don't think I've used used it as anything other than a novelty since the straight down satellite view is more than enough to determine just about anything.

 

Also, does anyone know if they are going to put the turn-by-turn onto the 3Gs and the 4 or is that going to be a 4s kind of thing since it involves Siri?

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Any word on if this new maps feature will require continuous data like the current maps app for turn-by-turn? My Navigon app only needs data when it looks up the turn-by-turn directions but not when I'm actually driving. I'm asking because I only have the 300mb/month plan and don't want this to be a drain on my data plan like the current maps app.

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When is the public release date for iOS 6? Did I miss that?

 

Fall.

 

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 Disappointed no news on the next iPhone. 

 

Except that was never going to happen.

 

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Any word on if this new maps feature will require continuous data like the current maps app for turn-by-turn? My Navigon app only needs data when it looks up the turn-by-turn directions but not when I'm actually driving. I'm asking because I only have the 300mb/month plan and don't want this to be a drain on my data plan like the current maps app.

 

It has been three minutes. How could we possibly know that?

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When it launches later this year, iOS 6 will feature an all-new Maps application built from the ground up by Apple, featuring turn-by-turn navigation and anonymous, real-time, crowd-sourced traffic data .... 

 

I wish they'd shown what the 3D map looks like at street level. 

 

The thing that will go away if we switch to Apple's solution from Google's is street view and if the 3D map can't replace it that's a serious deficit.  

 

Street view is extremely popular and very, very, useful.  All the other features are either replicated or one-upped in Apple's solution but street view is still an unknown or possibly missing entirely.  

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Couple features seem to be missing, at least I saw no mention of it

 

1. street view

2. Pedestrian navigation

3. Cyclist navigation

4. Transit schedules

5. No word on how it will work with no internet connection

 

But I guess its better to wait for the product to be released before judgement. 

 

And lets remember, Google has been in the maps thing for years, apple is new to it, so to expect ALL of the google maps features would be unrealistic. 

 

Really hope you can download an entire country like france and use it when you go there without any internet. That would be perfect. 

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Because you certainly can't view the street using the pictures supplied of the restaurants and other establishments.

 

That isn't even close to the same thing.  

 

Why do you always have to come back with a snappy negative response even when you got nothing?  

Why not just shrug and move on?  

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That isn't even close to the same thing.  

 

Why do you always have to come back with a snappy negative response even when you got nothing?  

Why not just shrug and move on?  

 

Funny, because that's what Google still has over most of the planet and I don't see people complaining.

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I would be surprised if there wasn't a street-view-esque view to this. The C3 maps have a resolution of 4in. Might not be quite street view photos, but for my uses, I think that would work just fine. I'm not trying to read signs on buildings, just get a concept of what the area I'm going to looks like.

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The maps look great ... I do use street view on a semi-regular basis so I hope that something like that is coming. 

 

All in all, a monster presentation. Some great stuff here ... way too much to digest in one sitting. 

 

Where's my sifter?

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Street View really doesn't do anything for me other than let me look at the front of my house just to see when they took it last.  I don't think I've used used it as anything other than a novelty since the straight down satellite view is more than enough to determine just about anything.

 

Also, does anyone know if they are going to put the turn-by-turn onto the 3Gs and the 4 or is that going to be a 4s kind of thing since it involves Siri?


I have friends all over the world, so I have on many occasions talked them through a tour of where I live... in street view. They do the same for me. Also I live in an urban area... so finding a place I've never been to is FAR easier than some overhead view.

 

I THINK that google maps will still be available... unless Cupertino decides to lock them out.

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I would be surprised if there wasn't a street-view-esque view to this. The C3 maps have a resolution of 4in. Might not be quite street view photos, but for my uses, I think that would work just fine. I'm not trying to read signs on buildings, just get a concept of what the area I'm going to looks like.

 

 

2 problems with that. 

 

1. planes cant make 3d views of things that are hidden by tunnels, trees. Street view goes everywhere. Forerested trails, tunnels, no problem. And now that its on backpack i mean EVERYWHERE, lol

2. No indoor maps and indoor views. again, planes obviously cant give you a 3d map of a mall. Street view actually has indoor as well. 

 
Not that its needed, to be honest all a mapping app NEEDS is turn by turn, everything else is fluff. 
 
But in terms of the bragging war of who has more of the earth covered and recorded, street view will have an obvious advantage. 
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Turn by turn is only available on the iPhone 4S or newer and the iPad 2 or newer.
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Turn by turn is only available on the iPhone 4S or newer and the iPad 2 or newer.

 

How does it work on the iPad when there's no GPS?

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Lack of bus routes could be a major buzzkill. I recently moved to a big city and having Google Maps tell me how the bus works is a life saver.

 

Google Maps leaves some big shoes to be filled, hopefully Apple can pull it off.

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I would be surprised if there wasn't a street-view-esque view to this. The C3 maps have a resolution of 4in. Might not be quite street view photos, but for my uses, I think that would work just fine. I'm not trying to read signs on buildings, just get a concept of what the area I'm going to looks like.


It would seem that IF they can do that, they would have shown it, clearly it's something a lot of folks actually use.

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It would seem that IF they can do that, they would have shown it, clearly it's something a lot of folks actually use.

Well its not apple is gonna ban google maps from the app store (I HOPE NOT!!!!)

 

So it will STILL be up to google to update their iOS app to have all teh features. Lets not act like its apple's fault features in google maps are missing. 

 

So any how you take it, you get the best of both worlds on iOS. Apple maps if you just must use apple products. And Google maps if you just must have street view, bus schedules, offers and all that other stuff google have in their maps. 

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Funny, because that's what Google still has over most of the planet and I don't see people complaining.

 

Hey, can you think of something negative to respond to this now?  :)  

 

I want to see how many levels down we can go with you always finding some crappy thing to say.  It is a game right?  

 

I bet it's plus a thousand points for the person that can find that post of yours where you said something nice, right?  

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I wish they'd shown what the 3D map looks like at street level. 

 

The thing that will go away if we switch to Apple's solution from Google's is street view and if the 3D map can't replace it that's a serious deficit.  

 

Street view is extremely popular and very, very, useful.  All the other features are either replicated or one-upped in Apple's solution but street view is still an unknown or possibly missing entirely.  

I'm probably alone, or I'd like to see the data but I never use the street view function on my phone, however I concur it is a very cool function, and would be useful under certain situations, i.e. if I want to know what a place looks like before I get there.  Given that Apple like cool ideas I would be surprised if they didn't have something as good or comparable up their sleeves and they definitely need something to compete with the feature, I just don't think it needs to be another street view.  To be honest I'd value a cool well done 3D view ahead of a photographed street view.  I recognise that Google are always extending street view, even as far as going into museums and into national parks, but to me it seems like a lot of effort being expended into a function that just isn't used all that often, unlike something important like turn-by-turn navigation.

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just saw the 3D maps, pretty neat.

 

All I am missing for a perfect event is an Apple TV app store and SDK.

I'll bet this will all come about in due course, and can't wait.  I may even buy an Apple TV if they do!

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Well its not apple is gonna ban google maps from the app store (I HOPE NOT!!!!)


As do I. I can't imagine Apple doing something like that.

 

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Hey, can you think of something negative to respond to this now?  :)  

 

I want to see how many levels down we can go with you always finding some crappy thing to say.  It is a game right?  

 

I bet it's plus a thousand points for the person that can find that post of yours where you said something nice, right?  

 

I've no idea what you're saying, but if you're insulting me, kindly do it in PMs where it's not off topic.

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Well its not apple is gonna ban google maps from the app store (I HOPE NOT!!!!)

 

So it will STILL be up to google to update their iOS app to have all teh features. Lets not act like its apple's fault features in google maps are missing. 

 

So any how you take it, you get the best of both worlds on iOS. Apple maps if you just must use apple products. And Google maps if you just must have street view, bus schedules, offers and all that other stuff google have in their maps. 

Agreed: just another icon on the home screen waiting for when I need it's features....

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Street View is very nice, but for the times I use it (maybe < 10% of my total mapping time) I know I can still just go to the browser and pull up google maps to check something out - and I will add that it may take awhile, but I suspect street view is a pet project for Apple that will be unveiled in a later release. What we received today was a GREAT transition away from a google dependency....

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How does it work on the iPad when there's no GPS?

erm, the cellular iPads have proper GPS chip in them.  Other iPads use WiFi for location (obviously not much good for turn by turn).

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Lack of bus routes could be a major buzzkill. I recently moved to a big city and having Google Maps tell me how the bus works is a life saver.

 

Google Maps leaves some big shoes to be filled, hopefully Apple can pull it off.

Yes I used that feature quite a bit too. If I'm running late I really need to know the bus schedule. Looking on the bright side, Apple can't logically ban Google Maps due to replicating core iOS functionality now can they?

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Other iPads use WiFi for location (obviously not much good for turn by turn).

 

Hence my question…

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Yes I used that feature quite a bit too. If I'm running late I really need to know the bus schedule. Looking on the bright side, Apple can't logically ban Google Maps due to replicating core iOS functionality now can they?

actually i didn't think of that. 

 

They may do what they do to browsers. You can have a maps app, but it MUST use apple maps and just be a skin. If that's the case, google maps is out along with all of its features. 

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I guess I'm just old school and "2nd house on the right" works for me as opposed to telling people "Hey, bring up google maps" {pause} "Ok, now go to street view" {pause} "Ok, now see that red house on the right that's got that weird flamingo in the front yard?  Yeah, we're the next house after that." 

 

Yes, I added comedic elements there but honestly with GPS being absurdly accurate I really have no need for street view when the GPS can tell me where I am to a few yards.  But, I guess if street view is your navigation of choice hopefully you'll have that option but I'll be really looking forward to apple's solution.

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Anyone know if the IOS6 beta has mapping for europe? I was gonna buy tom tom this week for a trip to Switzerland, but this might just save me a few £'s

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Hence my question…

 

Still an odd question?  Apple to customer, "buy a cellular iPad or use your cellular ready iPhone".

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Still an odd question?  Apple to customer, "buy a cellular iPad or use your cellular ready iPhone".

 

They don't specify that on their website. My question stands until they fix that.

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They don't specify that on their website. My question stands until they fix that.

I dont think its very confusing. People with wfi ipads aren't going to wonder why turn by turn doesn't work for them in thier cars.

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