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03-07-2012, 05:53 PM #1
The New iPhoto App for iOS Doesn't Use Google Maps
The process of Geotagging our photographs has now become a very common drill for people taking pictures to share with other people. Geotagging lets us see where and when a photograph was taken. iPhoto for the Mac supports Geotagging and allows us to share that personal information with the people we send our photos to. The location of where the photograph was taken will then be shown on a Google Map.
Today, Apple announced, demonstrated, and released iPhoto for iOS into the App Store – compatible with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch running iOS 5.1 (also released today). iPhoto for iOS will allow us to Geotag and view the Geotagging of our photographs that we take on the go, however it doesn’t appear to be using Google Maps to show us information about our photographs anymore.
We are aware that a while ago Apple purchased two major mapping companies – C3 Technologies and Placebase. These companies were supposed to have proven useful to Apple as they attempt to dominate the computing world without relying on competitors to make the iOS device lineup great. The absence of Google Maps, which still powers the Maps application for now, in the iOS iPhoto application shows us that Apple has not been slacking on their plans to create their own interfaces.
The maps used in the screenshots above are obviously not of Google Maps and are taken from the iOS iPhoto application. Ironically, iPhoto for Mac OS X still uses Google Maps to show us the information about our Geotagged photographs. It is not yet known what Apple plans to do with this mapping technology, whether they plan to bring it to the Mac or integrate it into the Maps application. If Apple does bring these mapping technologies to iOS and OS X then Google will have more competition to worry about as Apple brings their finalizing touch to the digital mapping world as they have with many other services such as voice dictation.
03-07-2012, 08:38 PM #2
Those are really ugly maps. Apple should have a more aesthetically pleasing set before dumping the pretty good google maps.
03-07-2012, 09:37 PM #3
03-08-2012, 12:30 AM #4
03-08-2012, 03:51 AM #5
^^ I do like this map style. In the era of "post-modern / high tech" styles, these "vintage" feel like a breath of fresh air.
But it's a matter of personal "IMO's", nothing more.
Last edited by dennder; 03-08-2012 at 03:52 AM. Reason: two comments added before mine
03-08-2012, 03:58 AM #6
Personally I like the way google maps looks better, sorry but I'm being honest not a fanboy :/ me like google maps
03-08-2012, 07:36 AM #7
03-08-2012, 08:48 AM #8
That is fugly.
03-08-2012, 09:11 AM #9
I don't mind the street map picture but I'm not big on the other one.
03-08-2012, 11:39 AM #10
I find it very pleasing and pulling off a mellow feel that doesn't sting the eye IMHO
03-08-2012, 01:35 PM #11
I just think it gives it a more homey touch.
03-08-2012, 02:04 PM #12
Right so does anyone know how long before th App Store patch that always come along to trick it into thinking we're running the latest fw will take so I can actually try this...
I've got to admit the maps do look nice imo. How long do you think before an appstore patch like xcon or something is out to trick the appstore into thinking we are running 5.1 fw so I can actually try iphoto...
Last edited by aidanharris; 03-08-2012 at 02:16 PM.
03-08-2012, 02:39 PM #13
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You font need a patch. Open ifile and go to system/library/core service and make a copy of SystemVersion.plist to SystemVersion1.plist now open the original with list view and change build to 9B176 and version to 5.1 close. Open settings then close it and also in multitask jobdone
03-08-2012, 03:06 PM #14
03-12-2012, 09:28 AM #15
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I think they look cool, although it's like dennder said, it's IMO. I like modern looks too but we will have to wait and see what Apple does to the Maps at the end.