Try it and see for yourself.
Here's to a world without google...
Turn by turn directions on Android 2.0 (2009).
No turn by turn directions on iOS from Google until after Apple Maps (Google Maps app 2012).
I don't think I need supporting sources for the assertion that Google chose to drag it's heels...
What short memories everyone seems to have! Remember Google denying pre version 6 iOS access to turn-by-turn navigation, Street View and playing hard-ball by insisting on greater access to user details? Who was kow-towing to whom?
Thanks for the info, I was really currios. Everyone here is praising Apple Maps but on my iPad it's a pretty plain app and defiantly not my first choice, nespecially when compared to Nokia Maps and Google Maps. That's great news that they have acquired the necessary companies to make it a better competing product because as of right now Google Maps is the better service but I think Apple Maps looks and performs better and would prefer to use it. I think Microsoft will just dump Bing Maps as it's no different then Apples offering in terms oh features, Nokia is defiantly the way to go, it's a really good mapping service.
Agreed, I am so happy my Nokia allows you to change the default search engine to Google. Bing just sucks so bad, it misses so many results that MS should really be ashamed of themselves. You guys can all hate Google as much as you want but one thing for sure they know how to make a search engine. Apple should dump it.
...and what iOS apps are available for Android, let's see, none. You know iTunes, iPhotos, Pages, Numbers, ect, would be well received on that platform. Apple allows Facebook on their platform and that access's your contacts. I personally wouldn't allow that app anywhere near any platform.
They are just not in the same league as Google, I say their worst then Yahoo Altavista, probably in the same league as Lycos.
No thank you at least not until Apple builds their own but even then it will take a couple of years to be as good as Google. Google search is still the best and the only search engine that is worth anything. The reast of their services though, no problem. I now use Viber instead of hangouts, MS Office on Skydrive instead of Docs, Google+, I dislike Social Media so who cares about that, Drive, I still use it as I got 200GB free with my Chromebook and it's a lot faster then iCloud here in Switzerland but Skydrive is faster then Drive, not to mention much cheaper then iCloud. Skydrive is my choice of cloud services by a large margin, Skydrives photo manager, online eBook reader, love their video streamer, you can watch any movie you upload to the cloud right in SkyDrive as well as MP3's with playlists, so very cool and MS Office online is fantastic. You can run your entire life pretty much from Skydrive but Bing though still needs a lot of work. They have Google Chromebooks but I think MS is missing out on this market sand should make an online OS as well. I really like my Chromebox and Chromebook and have no problem using web apps to do my everyday computing tasks. Even programming is getting better online.
Actually, Apple uses Navteq in some areas, I don't know about CH, but some other areas of Europe seem to use it.
Apple Maps has another problem in China. They have a local partner for maps, and the maps are generally accurate, but their server infrastructure is substandard; unless you have a WiFi or LTE connection, the maps load so slowly they are essentially useless. Google Maps are just as bad if not worse. So most Chinese use BaiDu Maps, which loads quickly regardless of the connection, and because of the large user base, are more data rich.
But then, to be fair, BaiDu Maps is useless outside China or Hong Kong, so I actually use Apple Maps and Google Maps when traveling outside.
Apple has an opportunity to beat Google on services in China, but I doubt they will take it.
Yep, I'm usually awake between 1:00 till 2:30am then I pass out gain. I had an operation today so I was out the entire day, woke up to a new central line in my chest, yaaay for plastic stuff inside me. I just opened my eyes up about 40 minutes ago as I had to use the bathroom which is usually a large ordeal. It takes 2 nurses to get me out of bed and put on a portable potty chair which is the most disgusting thing ever. Then they take off the only piece of clothing I have on which is a hospital gown. So I'm sitting on a chair with wheels, and a hole in the middle where a bucket is fitted, naked in front of two, sometimes three people who are their to makes ure I don't fall off which I've done twice trying to go to the bathroom on Morphine, well now Fentanyl. Talk about a just shoot me dead moment. Do to unpopular belief girls toot, especially when they haven't gone in a while which adds to the fun even more. Then of course you have those over zealous nurses who feels it's her or his duty to make sure your clean afterwards, God help me.
This tidbit of life with terminal cancer has been brought to you by the letter F as in @#%^ this. Sorry if this grossed anyone out but I just don't care anymore.
That's great that Apple Maps does everything you need it to do. It's just that after using Google Maps for long and now Nokia Maps, Apples offering has a little ways to go before it can compare and I would use it but it seems that it shouldn't be much longer till they catch up feature wise.
Oh gosh no, never said it was bad, I really like the spped and look of it. It's just missing some feature that I have gotten used to with Google Maps an now that I have a Nokia 1020 Nokia Maps is a really good mapping service. It's hard to use Apples Maps after that. Though I'm positive it will get better.