How Google was "skyhooked" by Apple's new iOS 6 Maps

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  • Reply 101 of 108
    john.bjohn.b Posts: 2,742member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ernysp76 View Post


    So great welcome!!!  Real friendly place a NOOB gets the royal treatment from someone who is too lazy to read.  Maybe you should ask Siri to read for you.   Oh look the Apple CEO has decided to apologies for the mapping program, despite people on here still trying to defend what has always been the indefensible, and look Apple shares have also taken a dive.  Maybe Apples best friends are not the blind followers but instead those that can see through the hype and see the product more objectively.  Those on here that go the person every time anyone points out that a Apple product is found to be inferior, by the majority of the World including it would now seem the CEO of the company, are not the true friends of Apple but are instead ignorant and it would seem illiterate!  



     


    I see the trolls have crawled out from under their bridges again.  

  • Reply 102 of 108
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,951member
    I just came back from a road trip across my state and a bit into the next state and back. I used both Apple maps on iOS 6 and iOS 5 maps with Google services. While both routes would work, Apple gave me a better route. Apple avoided a traffic snarl where the road crosses an active rail yard by taking a recently built overpass instead. I don't know if that was luck or not, but I think it shoes the upstart service can be competitor to the apparent incumbent gold standard.

    Like that of other people, mine is just an opinion, but in many ways, I think the iOS 6 app is better than the iOS 5 app. The iOS 6 app controls nicer, scales nicer, it runs smoother on the same hardware model.

    I think it is unfortunate that people are having problems, unfortunate that mass transit is not there right now, among other things, but I think it is clear there is some good groundwork there. There is a plethora of low cost and free mapping apps and gMaps does work in iOS Safari too, so there is no shortage of options to suit your preferences.
  • Reply 103 of 108

    I have hated Google for years, before I ever had a smartphone or any mobile device with good reasons of my own. I don't use Google search on any mobile device that I do own or any desktop. It's been reported for over a year that I've read that Google made more money from IOS than it does from Android. They put cookies on IOS devices which was not legal and they paid a hefty fine. Good. The maps app that they gave to IOS users which Apple paid a licensing fee for also, was crippled. I'm glad people can use the web based maps for free. I don't use maps myself. We have a navigation system with voice in our Jeep and don't need a mobile device for that. I took a look at the Maps app on IOS 6 and locally it's accurate, I didn't look any further. I hope they get the Maps app straightened out where it does have problems and avoid Google all together. I was reading today something that said where ever there is an article about Apple, rabid Android fanatics show up and unleash their venom. I have always wondered why and why they are not off using their devices the say the like so much, and let Apple users read or comment on the OS and device they like. Each to his own device and it would be nice regarding article comment sections also.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
  • Reply 104 of 108

    Why are you here?
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    Steve Jobs said: Some mistakes will be made along the way thats good, it means there are decisions being made, and when we find mistakes we'll fix them. We need to support that team. Mistakes will be made, some people will be pissed off, some don't know what they are talking about. 1997 The video is on youtube.


     


     
  • Reply 106 of 108
    I sometimes think that we, the H.A.P.P.Y users are inherently part of the map problem.
  • Reply 107 of 108
    robogoborobogobo Posts: 378member
    Excellent article.
  • Reply 108 of 108

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ernysp76 View Post


    So great welcome!!!  Real friendly place a NOOB gets the royal treatment from someone who is too lazy to read.  Maybe you should ask Siri to read for you.   Oh look the Apple CEO has decided to apologies for the mapping program, despite people on here still trying to defend what has always been the indefensible, and look Apple shares have also taken a dive.  Maybe Apples best friends are not the blind followers but instead those that can see through the hype and see the product more objectively.  Those on here that go the person every time anyone points out that a Apple product is found to be inferior, by the majority of the World including it would now seem the CEO of the company, are not the true friends of Apple but are instead ignorant and it would seem illiterate!  



    Apparently your self-regard can be classed as "overweening".And you are uninformed.


     


    Cheers

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