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09-21-2012, 10:55 AM #21
I am enjoying using a service on my phone that finally rivals google maps - even if it does need content issues resolved. This is the first real competition google has experienced in free mapping services - especially mobile maps.
So ... To all the apple naysayers who continuously post on this forum about down with apple // competition being good - ... Apple is the first to give google a run for their money in this ring... Recognize!!!
09-21-2012, 03:49 PM #22
09-21-2012, 05:56 PM #23
apple should hire the people that made the Waze app and add there 3D tech, problem solved. i hope apple is reading this i should be getting paid for recruiting lol
09-21-2012, 05:57 PM #24
Last edited by confucious; 09-21-2012 at 06:02 PM.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
09-21-2012, 09:48 PM #25
09-22-2012, 01:11 AM #26
09-22-2012, 04:29 AM #27
I tried using iOS 6 maps as sat nav in the car yesterday. It is truly awful compared to CoPilot!
The screen turns of (CoPilot keeps the screen on) it doesn't reroute if you go off the route and looks like one of the very basic satnavs that have been available for free for ages. People who are impressed by this must have lead a very sheltered life...He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
09-22-2012, 10:49 AM #28
Not a waterboy for Android OR Apple.
09-22-2012, 01:30 PM #29
I suspect I'll use it more than navigon because its so simple. Anyone know what happens if you lose your signal in the middle of a road trip? Does it save the directions to memory? Maybe that's why the graphics are so thin for the turn by turn compared to the incredible graphics of the actual map program.
09-22-2012, 02:19 PM #30
Outside the USA the maps are so bad you can't rely on it.
Apple have really dropped the ball on this one. People waiting for the iPhone 5 and unsure about Android are not going to be impressed. I'm sure the 5 wil be a massive success, but can't help thinking that for waverers this just makes Android look a better option.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
09-22-2012, 02:37 PM #31
Not sure it really hurts them as long as they get the google maps app into the App Store soon. If Google was smart they'd dragged their feet a bit on that to see how public opinion shakes out on the maps app. In Bay Area Ca the Apple maps blow google maps out of the water. I was pretty sold the first time I saw a 3d fly over Coit tower in City View streamed over AirPlay to my TV. On the other hand, i can see wanting good ol google maps if you aren't in an area that's well covered for the time being.
I've been using Sparrow for email instead of the stock iOS mail client for a while now - I don't see that using a third party maps app is a big deal if that's your preference. Certainly wouldn't influence me to use an inferior phone...
09-22-2012, 07:48 PM #32
09-23-2012, 01:23 AM #33
To clear up a bit of mis-info in this thread, apple maps definitely does re-routing quickly and easily. And it does not go into autolock - the application overrides the autolock and remains on while giving directions. In fact, a neat feature is that if you press the sleep button to turn it off while taking directions, it turns on briefly to let you know when a turn approaches, and then turns back off. Very slick.
09-23-2012, 03:39 AM #34
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09-23-2012, 09:20 PM #36
LOL good stuff.
I really hope Apple approve Google Map app!