Don't need it. Don't want it.
I prefer Apple Maps.
This has to be the funniest thing I've read in a long time. I mean, seeing homeless people makes me sick with sadness, seeing people living in squalor, reading about pedophiles and watching FOX News makes me sick. But looking at an icon on the iPhone? Dude, get a life, either that or get an Android phone.
I know right? I get the same feeling when I watch or read anything from CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, the old MSNBC, anything Oprah related, Huffington Post, and anything related to to those idiots in Hollywood.
I completely agree - Apple Maps, often incorrect data especially outside US, no street view, no public transport, no turn by turn, no mobile offline support, closed ecosystem wall garden, no web api's
All maps are pretty much worthless as Japanese government restricts the export and use of its geo-information. All maps suck there except OSM maps which are created by Japanese citizens. So, to be fair to Apple, and Google, and Nokia/Navteq, they all lack.
Why, do you live in Japan? Is that why it keeps you from updating your iPhone. If you do live in Japan, you do realize that Google Maps in Japan is also not too good either for same reason.
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Good. It is seriously needed for the UK and parts of Europe.
Apple Maps has been the single most annoying and useless thing the company have ever done for me. 20+ years. This is the worst.
It's so infuriatingly useless.
I dont know what all the fuss is about. Apple maps works flawlessly for me.
Never had a problem with it.
I think the people having problems with it are folks outside the US.
I'm just saying.
So, you don't think folks outside US matters, right? They are like subhumans or something. Do you think we got our iPhones for free? WE PAYED F..KING $$$$ and we had a perfectly good map until Apple decided to take it out!!!! For this, I just hope AAPL is gone crush and burn into the ground! HA!
Thank God. I used Google Maps daily, because it integrated search and public transit directions seamlessly. The current arrangement makes me search in Maps, then use a third-party app for public transit directions. It sucks.
Very good news. Apple shouldn't have released Maps until it was ready for competing with Google Maps outside the US. Apple has made more mistakes these last months than in the whole history of the company. Said that, I wish that Apple Maps arrives to a great status, but in the mean time allow us to use Google Maps.
Really good news to know Google Maps is almost ready!!
LOL... Dude, those i-pills are really taking you on one hell of a trip aren't they?!
Not "slimy"... If you have a choice between pushing out a product that doesn't allow you to make money, or going entirely off the radar, you do the former. As to the speed, it's been what, three months already? I'd expect the company with the best engineers in the world can do turn-by-turn-on-ios in three months...
Would you be willing to sacrifice regular updates on your mapping app for Street View though?
Because you sure as hell weren't going to get them if Google had its way.
Originally Posted by ecs
but in the mean time allow us to use Google Maps.
Would you like instructions on how to open your browser?
A big congratulations on Nelson and DaHarder for going through every negative post about Apple maps and attempting to lend them some credibility to them by clicking on the 'Click if this is helpful' button.
Your example in how to build street cred. has been followed.
Hope you don't mind.
Would you like instructions on how to open your browser?
That's not a really satisfactory alternative. Otherwise, iOS wouldn't need to be an operating system, but just a browser, as all apps would run through the browser if it was as satisfactory as you seem to suggest.
Otherwise, iOS wouldn't need to be an operating system, but just a browser, as all apps would run through the browser.
Because iOS is nothing other than a mapping service, right?
I sympathise with your plight. However, your frustration is misdirected. Google bares sole responsibility for no longer having a mapping presence on iOS devices, and it occurred after considerable discussion with them which they ignored in order to one-up Apple:
"multiple sources familiar with Apple’s thinking say the company felt it had no choice but to replace Google Maps with its own, because of a disagreement over a key feature: Voice-guided turn-by-turn driving directions.
Spoken turn-by-turn navigation has been a free service offered through Google’s Android mobile OS for a few years now. But it was never part of the deal that brought Google’s Maps to iOS. And sources say Apple very much wanted it to be. Requiring iPhone users to look directly at handsets for directions and manually move through each step — while Android users enjoyed native voice-guided instructions — put Apple at a clear disadvantage in the mobile space. And having chosen Google as its original mapping partner, the iPhone maker was now in a position where an archrival was calling the shots on functionality important to the iOS maps feature set.
And this caused Apple — which typically enjoys very tight control over its products — no end of philosophical discomfort, sources say. Apple pushed Google hard to provide the data it needed to bring voice-guided navigation to iOS. But according to people familiar with Google’s thinking, the search giant, which had invested massive sums in creating that data and views it as a key feature of Android, wasn’t willing to simply hand it over to a competing platform."
Feel free to let Google know how irritated you are that they no longer felt obligated to support the devices that you purchased, and had to be replaced.
Now you know how the owner of a two year old Android handset feels.
It doesn't have ads, and it looks neat actually. I prefer its UI to Maps. It uncluttered and light.