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post #121 of 144
Just noticed that they changed the phone Keypad screen. The numbers are no longer black. They are a light gray. Seems like an odd change.
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Maps is okay, but what's with the clouds? I can't see my house because of a big cloud overhead.
And I wish they didn't remove the YouTube app.


I'm with you. Large parts of my city are covered by clouds as well. Can't see my house at all. I was prepared for the loss of street view, but I had no idea that the satellite imagery would be so crappy.

Of course I checked out my own house and it is an older photo than the Google version (about three years old where Google was about one year) and also Apple's version is at least one maybe two magnification level less than Google. I'm particularly disappointed with the map view of my city in Central American as well, both the street map and satellite views. Totally inferior to the previous Google version.

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Large parts of my city are covered by clouds as well. Can't see my house at all. I was prepared for the loss of street view, but I had no idea that the satellite imagery would be so crappy.

 

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Maps is okay, but what's with the clouds? I can't see my house because of a big cloud overhead.

 

Those are iClouds.

 

They're a feature, not a bug.

 

I understand this issue has been escalated to God (who uses a Mac, by the way, but missed out on the initial batch of iPhone 5 pre-orders) who has arranged to change the weather for the next iOS update.

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post #124 of 144
Okay, so I've been playing with maps and when you go to a major metropolitan city, (I did Toronto and Chicago) that is cool. Now I see what the fuss is about. Problem is the other 99% is not there yet. I don't think they should have removed the old google map app yet.
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Went to dinner came back found im wifi went down and now having to restart the download for my iphone says 3 hours, but been doing my new iPad OTA and keeps jumping from 10 to 4 min right now.Hope to get this all done tonight. 

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Went to dinner came back found im wifi went down and now having to restart the download for my iphone says 3 hours, but been doing my new iPad OTA and keeps jumping from 10 to 4 min right now.Hope to get this all done tonight. 

 

Well, if that's a problem for you, then don't have dinner that way!

 

(Yes, that was extreme sarcasm!)

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post #127 of 144
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Download Google Maps then. Problem solved.

 

You seem to almost specialise in being an a-hole.  

Added to ignore list.  Bye. :)

post #128 of 144
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Okay, so I've been playing with maps and when you go to a major metropolitan city, (I did Toronto and Chicago) that is cool. Now I see what the fuss is about. Problem is the other 99% is not there yet. I don't think they should have removed the old google map app yet.
I guess the war with Google matters more than user experience. At least we can add the a google Maps web app to our home screen. Though it probably doesn't work as well as the native app did.
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You seem to almost specialise in being an a-hole.  

Added to ignore list.  Bye. :)

 

Actually, I've found him to be a very happy and helpful guy.

 

And puppy's love him.

 

Pendergast, you've been added to my 'Double-post list'.

 

;-)

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post #130 of 144
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I guess the war with Google matters more than user experience. At least we can add the a google Maps web app to our home screen. Though it probably doesn't work as well as the native app did.

 

Are you referring to the war that began with Google entering the mobile phone business (while having a director on Apple's Board that failed to mention this) while Apple didn't enter the search business?

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post #131 of 144
I am a bit disappointed that they took away the swipe feature between lists in Reminders. I always would cross check list between personal and work to plan my time. Now I have to go back out on the menu and select the list manually. What a let down!! Why would Apple take away this functionality?
post #132 of 144
I don't understand the people saying that Apple removed 2 Google apps. They specifically told the press that Googles' contract expired after 5 years and they didn't renew it.
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post #133 of 144
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Yeah but with the wool of the flyover view removed from one's eyes, the maps app reveals itself to be what it really is which is a sucky poorly designed POS (IMO of course). 

 

For me, not only is it slower than Google maps it's really poorly designed.  For my uses it's a complete sh*t-fest.  The entire app is basically slanted towards people in cars.  The turn by turn directions are not only designed with skeuomorphic

 

.. and that's where I stopped reading.

 

Had enough of that word already.

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.. and that's where I stopped reading.

Had enough of that word already.

Me too. Also with the users and abusers of that word.
post #135 of 144
At first I was underwhelmed with the upgrade. Outside of passbook (which could have just been a downloadable app- like cards or find iPhone), and maps (which I'm very glad about turn by turn navigation)- it seemed like everything else was UI. I like the colors better and the clock up top turning Blue while checking mail, the keypad, weather, boxes at the bottom of music/app store, etc. but ultimately- I left with... That's it?
But I've noticed little subtle changes throughout using it- like full screen safari- makes a significant difference on a small screen. Or wifi/4g switching. And my contacts- I can select multiple groups in my "Rolodex", instead of one.

So overall- the evolution continues. I wonder if there will be more than just a 1.1 update like iOS 5 had (which is incredible!)

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post #136 of 144
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So how long have you been working at this place if you still need GPS to guide you there?

 

I just jump in my car and drive to work.

 

I have a very long commute and the roads I use are prone to pretty apocalyptic congestion Fortunately there are multiple routes I can use, so I rely on a GPS app to tell me when the traffic is getting worse and re-route me if that would save me time. The savings can be considerable - often well over an hour. (as I said, my commute is currently crazy long)

post #137 of 144
For many, upgrading to iOS 6 has become a nightmare. A co-worker lost all of her contacts by upgrading. A call to Apple and review of Google discussions shows that many others have also lost their contacts. For my friend, she was like millions that aren't technical and didn't have a backup -- hadn't activated iCloud, hadn't backed up to iTunes. Her contacts are GONE. Apple apologized and said this was an "emerging issue" for many upgrading users. The CRIME is that Apple could release an update that even had the possibility of deleting a user's local data. I've said it before and will say it again, Apple makes great hardware, but are HORRIBLE at software. We still live in the stone age of technology despite the hype.
post #138 of 144
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For many, upgrading to iOS 6 has become a nightmare. A co-worker lost all of her contacts by upgrading. A call to Apple and review of Google discussions shows that many others have also lost their contacts. For my friend, she was like millions that aren't technical and didn't have a backup -- hadn't activated iCloud, hadn't backed up to iTunes. Her contacts are GONE. Apple apologized and said this was an "emerging issue" for many upgrading users. The CRIME is that Apple could release an update that even had the possibility of deleting a user's local data. I've said it before and will say it again, Apple makes great hardware, but are HORRIBLE at software. We still live in the stone age of technology despite the hype.

If your friend didn't make a backup, oh well. 

 

It's like the golden rule of IT - never assume anything. Upgrades aren't foolproof, a good, recent backup is a must. And/or, use a Google account and sync all your contacts with that. 

 

My experience with iOS 6, is that's ho hum. Maps is definitely a work in progress, good potential, but beta. Restoring from iCloud worked spot on, and I like the addition of being able to share my photo stream. 

post #139 of 144
Where is iOS6 for the Apple TV?
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post #141 of 144
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For many, upgrading to iOS 6 has become a nightmare. A co-worker lost all of her contacts by upgrading. A call to Apple and review of Google discussions shows that many others have also lost their contacts. For my friend, she was like millions that aren't technical and didn't have a backup -- hadn't activated iCloud, hadn't backed up to iTunes. Her contacts are GONE. Apple apologized and said this was an "emerging issue" for many upgrading users. The CRIME is that Apple could release an update that even had the possibility of deleting a user's local data. I've said it before and will say it again, Apple makes great hardware, but are HORRIBLE at software. We still live in the stone age of technology despite the hype.

 

Sorry. No pity.

 

There's no excuse for not backing up these days, not with the ability to back both to the cloud as well as to other devices. Your friend just learned a valuable lesson.

 

However, look on the bright side: Apple's horrible software writing skills appear to have presented you with an opportunity to do better than them!

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post #142 of 144

Thankfully, iOS 5.1.1 can be found online with direct download.  Easily restored my iPhone 4S back to 5.1.1.  Welcome back Google Maps, and no more excessive battery drain.

 

http://www.redmondpie.com/download-5.1.1-ios-for-iphone-4s-4-3gs-ipad-ipod-touch-direct-official-links/

 

Apple's map is awful, with low resolution in so many areas where Google maps featured high resolution images, and Street View.  The flyover is pointless.  The excessive battery drain and the lousy Map app is what caused me to go back to 5.1.1.  I need the Map app to be useful since I do a lot of field work, not a low resolution unfinished product.

post #143 of 144

anyone like the old ios5 keypad design, i would like the option to change to black keys white letters in the "accessibility" section

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post #144 of 144

The iOS 6 has its flaws, but it is a reasonable upgrade and I'm glad Apple remove that pathetic YouTube app. I'm still waiting for the YouTube app for my new iPad - the YouTube app which Google release recently is much better than the previous version.

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