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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

I would think so since it appears to be using TomTom on the backend. There was no way Apple could have included good turn-by-turn with a couple years of effort. NasserAE has discovered in the iOS 6 Maps credits that they mention TomTom so that tells me that TomTom is specifically for the navigation.

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post #42 of 63

good feature for  Apple Maps

post #43 of 63
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Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post

 

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.  

 

Streetview is awesome, it shows the alley running behind my fathers house, too bad it doesn't show the street for some reason, my house shows a different road with some vacant land where my house is.

 

Streetview isn't that crash hot, the old paper street directories didn't have pictures of houses and people managed.

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post #44 of 63
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Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post

 

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?  

Why do you always whine about the negatives of Apple products?

 

Streetview isn't essential, you can find where you are going without it and it's probably still available in Google earth for those too illiterate to read a map.

 

Google can kiss goodbye to 700 million eyeballs.

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post #45 of 63
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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.

 

Like a lot of people used Flash, clearly.

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post #46 of 63
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Why do you always whine about the negatives of Apple products?

 

Streetview isn't essential, you can find where you are going without it and it's probably still available in Google earth for those too illiterate to read a map.

 

Google can kiss goodbye to 700 million eyeballs.

700 Million?

post #47 of 63
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Originally Posted by Jcoz View Post

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.

 

It works when you tether to an iPhone 4

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post #48 of 63
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700 Million?

 

350 million iOS users, maybe take some off for one eyed users.

 

Off course, judging by some of the comments here 350 million users will not be able to live without street view improving their lives.

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post #49 of 63

Has anyone been able to confirm if the new Maps for iOS 6 will support navigation directions for pedestrian, cycling, and public transportation? This was a huge benefit of Google Maps, especially when on vacation without a rental vehicle. From initial analysis, this seems to be a very 'watered-down' version of Google Maps.

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Originally Posted by hill60 View Post

350 million iOS users, maybe take some off for one eyed users.

Off course, judging by some of the comments here 350 million users will not be able to live without street view improving their lives.

I think the number of active users more closely reasmbles the # of iCloud users rather than total devices sold.
post #51 of 63
The acknowledgements in the new Maps app: http://gspsa21.ls.apple.com/html/attribution.html

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post #52 of 63
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Originally Posted by mstone View Post

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?

Wait. I thought Google Maps was an Apple made application using Google Api's?
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post #53 of 63
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Originally Posted by bigdaddyp View Post

Wait. I thought Google Maps was an Apple made application using Google Api's?

On iOS the maps app was simply called Maps and you point out it uses Apple's front end with Google's back end. He's talking about a complete Google's map app for the front and backend.

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post #54 of 63
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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post

The acknowledgements in the new Maps app: http://gspsa21.ls.apple.com/html/attribution.html

That is actually great news. The TomTom app I use on the iPad has been a superior solution to the dedicated stand alone Gps units my employer provides. Antidotally, out of the three or four brands we use, Garmin is the worst. Worst describing performance, glitches etc, not features or ease of use.
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post #55 of 63
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Originally Posted by hill60 View Post

 

350 million iOS users, maybe take some off for one eyed users.

 

Off course, judging by some of the comments here 350 million users will not be able to live without street view improving their lives.


They can still fire off the browser and type in maps.google.com. They can even make it look like an app by saving a link to a button on the iPhone. Address book will default to apple map so they will lose some eye.

post #56 of 63
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Originally Posted by mstone View Post

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?


Better download Google Earth just in case. Maybe Google Lattitude too for replicating find my friends.

post #57 of 63
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Originally Posted by bigmc6000 View Post

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 agree. It is a novelty for me s well. 

post #58 of 63

With TomTom building a competitor to Streetview, hopefully that will end up on Maps.

 

The thing that strikes me though is why bother switching until they developed their own database.  It strikes me as strange to ditch Google for TomTom.  Wasn't the whole point to be fully independent?

post #59 of 63
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Originally Posted by Jetz View Post

With TomTom building a competitor to Streetview, hopefully that will end up on Maps.

The thing that strikes me though is why bother switching until they developed their own database.  It strikes me as strange to ditch Google for TomTom.  Wasn't the whole point to be fully independent?

Independent of Google and their increased fees doesn't mean independent of all other mapping companies. Plus, it appears it's the included turn-by-turn that Apple is licensing, which was not something Apple had with Google as their Maps back end.

On top of that Apple has never been nor never will be an independent company. They will always contract with other companies for services and products that simply can't or won't do.

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post #60 of 63

Will it work well around the globe, and this 3D view too, or only mainly the USA? Europe?? The same about traffic info... :)

post #61 of 63
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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post


Independent of Google and their increased fees doesn't mean independent of all other mapping companies. Plus, it appears it's the included turn-by-turn that Apple is licensing, which was not something Apple had with Google as their Maps back end.
On top of that Apple has never been nor never will be an independent company. They will always contract with other companies for services and products that simply can't or won't do.

 

Apple can easily buy TomTom.  Most portable navigation systems in the future will be iPhones and iPod touches.

 

The iOS 6 Map makes Google Map unnecessary on iOS devices.  Even Street View is not needed because the Apple 3D feature actually clearly shows you the sidewalk in front of buildings at the proper angle.  This avoids the legal privacy issues of street view capturing images and wifi that it should not capture.

 

Time will tell.

post #62 of 63
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Originally Posted by AppleSauce007 View Post

Apple can easily buy TomTom.  Most portable navigation systems in the future will be iPhones and iPod touches.

The iOS 6 Map makes Google Map unnecessary on iOS devices.  Even Street View is not needed because the Apple 3D feature actually clearly shows you the sidewalk in front of buildings at the proper angle.  This avoids the legal privacy issues of street view capturing images and wifi that it should not capture.

Time will tell.

1) I see no need for Apple to buy every company it can simply because it has the cash when partnering with them seems to be a better option.

2) The 3D modeling is not as effective as Street View. it's not even close! But that's beside the point because last night I tested Maps in 3D across many friends and family and only a couple had any 3D modeling that worked. Of the couple that did work the modeling only looked decent from a distance; if you tried to zoom in you got an ugly visual effect that wasn't even close to street view's resolution or usefulness. C3 cannot see a number on a building looking it from a human's perspective!

3) I don't get why Google was capturing anything but images and their GPS locations anyway. Why have any device that can record WiFi SSIDs and their data?

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post #63 of 63
Although I don't use street view to find my way around, me and a lot of my family / friends just use it for fun. It's great being able to go around the world and look at at as if standing on the street. I hope street view is available on the Google iOS map.

Very much looking forward to using the 3D feature! Although it is only initially available for major areas (if I'm reading the Apple website correctly) hopefully in future it will be available in many more areas too. Can't went for iOS 6!
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