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09-28-2012, 11:49 AM #1
Apple Launches Maps Section in App Store
Following this morning’s public apology letter by Tim Cook, stating that users will be able to use third party navigation applications from the App Store as an alternative to Apple’s Maps application while Apple works on making it better, Apple has launched a ‘find maps for your iPhone’ section in the App Store on iOS 6 devices.
The section takes you to a pane where you can scroll through most of the App Store’s most popular mapping and navigation applications. Some are free, but some are quite pricy. Among the list of mapping applications Apple has included are MotionX, Waze, MapQuest, Navigon, Bing, and several more.
If none of the App Store choices meet your standards, you can go into Mobile Safari and add a bookmark icon of Google Maps to your home screen. This will launch Mobile Safari and load up the Google Maps Web application for you as soon as you tap the application icon on your home screen. Apple posted a guide on how to do that this morning at this link.
Regardless of installing a third party navigation alternative, users may still opt to use Apple’s Maps application if they so wish to. Apple has stated time and time again that as more people begin using their Maps application, the better it will get.
If you’re looking for a halfway decent mapping application with turn-by-turn navigation that isn’t Apple’s Maps application, Waze is 100% free with no strings attached. It includes all kinds of extra features that you also might like. Check it out.
Sources: App Store via MacRumors
09-28-2012, 11:52 AM #2
Wow, they are really going all on damage control.
I'm so glad Tim Cook is in charge. Jobs would never have apologised, let alone admit there was an issue.
09-28-2012, 12:09 PM #3
Jobs would have blamed it on the Earth
09-28-2012, 12:14 PM #4
09-28-2012, 12:46 PM #5
waze in the craze
waze IS the craze
09-28-2012, 01:11 PM #6
09-28-2012, 01:27 PM #7
09-28-2012, 01:34 PM #8
Jobs would have done it right from the beginning.
For me the maps seems pretty good so far. I haven't used it much but it seems accurate in my area.
09-28-2012, 01:37 PM #9
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09-28-2012, 06:07 PM #11
They need to allow people to set default map app so when I find an address in Safari it will open up in the correct app.
09-28-2012, 06:52 PM #12
What is the problem with maps? Is it not accurate or something? I just got mine yesterday and have only opened maps and put some locations in and it seemed to work just fine.
09-28-2012, 07:09 PM #13
09-28-2012, 07:19 PM #14
This must be agonizing for apple, to come out with an apology recommending competitors, and even launch a section in the App Store for competitors. Steve jobs is likely rolling in his grave right now, cringing
09-28-2012, 08:03 PM #15
I dont get the big deal of maps works fine for me and i use it everyday never got lost yet
09-28-2012, 08:14 PM #16
Just give us Google Maps... the maps on the phone suck..............
09-28-2012, 09:56 PM #17
wow they are now explaining in the website how to add web pages to the home screen.
09-28-2012, 11:35 PM #18
Jobs would have done it correctly from the beginning? Yeah like the daylight savings glitch, the alarm glitch where it goes off sometimes but no sound comes out, and Siri who still needs quite a bit of improvement.
Let's face it, Google hosed Apple because Apple wanted to add turn-by-turn and Google thought that would threaten Android. In other words, Google gave Apple a taste of it's own medicine.
Try to sue your way out of this one, Apple.
09-29-2012, 07:13 AM #19
I have been using Waze for over a year. Love it. I have also used the new Apple maps and saw nothing wrong with it, except for a wrong street name.
09-29-2012, 03:33 PM #20
Last edited by Zokunei; 09-29-2012 at 03:36 PM.