Originally Posted by SolipsismX
It's called an example that I pulled from Google images to illustrate that Google Maps isn't always going to be perfect. Here is another.
Do you want to argue this is just a "walking route" to help you get more exercise and see the sights?
Bottom line: Apple's maps are flawed but for you et al. to make sweeping implications that Google Maps is flawless isn't only BS but also a bit insane as there are real arguments you could make against Apple Maps if you actually put in the effort to form a cogent argument.
Note that I have said since the first iOS 6 beta they are shipping Apple Maps too soon, although having to re-negotiate a deal with Google month before iOS 7 or having to replace the Maps app mi iOS 6 cycle are neither good solutions so this is the best of bad options they had to chose from, which solidifies the need even more than ever that Apple needs to control their Maps app.
First of all, where in my posts do I implicate that Google Maps is flawless - please point to the appropriate text passage or quit projecting your fantasies on me. I merely pointed out that this cropped screen-shot of your example doesn't hold up in an argument.
I appreciate the name calling though, hopefully the mods will too.
Second - and I'm repeating myself here - the ferries shave off 6 hours of your trip and there is an option to exclude them from your "walking trip" which makes it a grand total of 33 hours instead of 27.
Third, thank you for providing another angle of your dishonesty by showing an outdated screen-shot of Google Maps, when the current directions looks like this:
I'll give you a tip: The "but back then theirs was bad too"-argument doesn't hold up well in any industry.
Fact is that currently iOS maps isn't on the same level as Google Maps and Apple has catching up to do.
Doubting the capability of a company to do so and criticizing the political motive behind it is well within everyone's right as long as there is evidence of severe faults in the maps application itself (see user reports). The future will show how fast Apple can improve it, but for the moment I'd hazard a guess that the average iPhone user would prefer to have both solutions run in parallel for at least a year and I don't believe the majority applauds Apple for cutting off Google in the same way some of the die-hard fans (those that ponder about the political motives behind the move) on internet boards do.
You would've been more credible if you posted pictures of a distorted bridge/dam, on which both mapping solutions seem to have problems with (wonder about Nokia's maps there).
Edited by Ateny - 9/28/12 at 3:25am