Apple's new Maps for iOS 6 features navigation, crowd-sourced traffic

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  • Reply 21 of 64
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member

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    Originally Posted by irnchriz View Post

    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.

  • Reply 23 of 64

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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.

  • Reply 24 of 64
    sleepy3sleepy3 Posts: 244member

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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. 

  • Reply 25 of 64
    gazoobeegazoobee Posts: 3,754member

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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


     


    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?  

  • Reply 26 of 64
    ivinceivince Posts: 74member

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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.

  • Reply 27 of 64
    ivinceivince Posts: 74member

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    Originally Posted by herbapou View Post


    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!

  • Reply 28 of 64
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member

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    Originally Posted by sleepy3 View Post

    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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    Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post

    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.

  • Reply 29 of 64
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member

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    Originally Posted by sleepy3 View Post


    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....

  • Reply 30 of 64
    stepssteps Posts: 11member


    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....

  • Reply 31 of 64
    irnchrizirnchriz Posts: 1,617member

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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


     


    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).

  • Reply 32 of 64
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member

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    Originally Posted by Soundvision View Post


    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?

  • Reply 33 of 64


    COPYCAT of Lumia Navigation of Nokia Windows Phone. Give up Apple iphone, cant wait when WINDOWS PHONE 8 ARRIVES IN JUNE 20TH it going blow it away.


     


    Just Ask Steven Wozniak co founder of Apple saying it purchased a Nokia Lumia 900 windows phone and Loves It. Best Smartphone.


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  • Reply 34 of 64
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member

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    Originally Posted by irnchriz View Post

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


     


    Hence my question…

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    Here best Smartphone in Market. Just Ask Steven Wozniak who says it all and purchased a Windows Phone 7.5. Can't wait when Windows Phone 8 Arrives in June 20th


     


     


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  • Reply 36 of 64
    sleepy3sleepy3 Posts: 244member

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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?



    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. 

  • Reply 37 of 64
    bigmc6000bigmc6000 Posts: 767member


    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.

  • Reply 38 of 64
    monstrositymonstrosity Posts: 2,234member


    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

  • Reply 39 of 64
    ivinceivince Posts: 74member

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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


     


    Hence my question…



     


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

  • Reply 40 of 64
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member

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    Originally Posted by iVince View Post

    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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