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Apple maps very disappointing

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  • MartinBywater Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2012 12:40 PM (in response to William Kucharski)

    Then you should try it in Europe, its worse than having nothing, my iPhone 5 was an embarrassment, while a mate with his iPhone 4 and iOS 5 was great.

  • William Kucharski Level 6 Level 6 (14,405 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 12:50 PM (in response to MartinBywater)

    I realize it has issues, but so did Google Maps for years.

  • le.bouch Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 2:40 PM (in response to modular747)

    modular747 wrote:

     

    Just joined today to attack me or are you the gonadless loser creating a new username (rhetorical question)?  My contribution to this forum is documented by my points and level, which were awarded me by OTHER forum members, not the putz's who infest this place.

    No. Funnily enough, it's someone else who thinks you're full of it. "My points and level"!? Oh my goodness, pathetic doesn't even begin to describe your overblown sense of worth. I actually now think you have MH problems, which is why I didn't respond to your last trolling drivel. It's not polite to mock the afflicted but "My points and level"!? Just too, too funny.

     

    modular747 wrote:

     

     

    The fact is you and your other identities have nothing useful to say.  If you don't like Maps, use something else.  There is no other advice to be given.  Ranting about Apple policies will get you absolutely nowhere.

     

    Other identities? Well you got that wrong, didn't you kiddo? Now take a moment to consider just what else you may be wrong about. Start with understanding that you are a nobody who has no claim on this forum.

     

    No doubt you'll reply with some other Cupertino Cobblers - good luck to you.

  • Derek Fernandez Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2012 8:50 PM (in response to Shilts9)

    Well, I just watched the latest Apple keynote.  I appreciate that this was a hardware launch (and yes, the hardware is brilliant!), however, in light of Tim Cook's apology regarding Apple Maps, I did expect some further official information regarding the status of his statement, "we are doing everything we can to make Maps better."

     

    There was no such announcement, or even any further acknowledgement or information - and I was pretty disappointed by this to say the least.  Furthermore, Apple have still not replied to my direct contact with them (chased up again today - I was waiting for the keynote just in case there was going to be additional information announced - but since there was none - I've no choice but to chase up through email/phone and provide information about these on this forum (the most visible/transparent semi-official communication channel available to customers who are having problems)

     

    Further decoding of the keynote a little - the first feature showing iPhone 5 showed many happy customers using the device, but did NOT show them using the mapping feature.  Deliberate or not?

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    Apple also directly targeted Google by comparing the user experience of the iPad Mini to the comparable Android device (it was the Nexus 7 right?).  Interesting to note here that they included apps (Yelp and Trip Advisor) that featured firstly Apple Maps, and secondly Microsoft/Nokia Maps.  There was great applause from the audience about the greater user experience granted from the iPad mini, but Scott Forstall's expression was a little grim upon seeing the use of Nokia Maps over Apple Maps.  (my opinion of course). 

     

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    My view is that, since Tim Cook's apology, Apple have taken the Jedi mind-trick approach - ("You do not have a mapping problem.  These are not the droids you are looking for.")  They've swept the legitimate problems customers (myself included) are experiencing under the rug; out of sight, out of mind.  For those customers, however, the problem is still very real and I believe still warrants further official response in the form of information (updates or communication from Apple themselves). 

     

    I'll just add - the 200 Million ios6 devices number is impressive, however in light of my Apple Maps problems, I've advised those I know who are yet to upgrade to ios6 to hold off - and indeed many have decided to remain on ios5 without my advice,  due to their own research into the problems with Apple Maps.  (Australian users mind you.)  Thanks for your time.

    iPhone 5, iOS 6
  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,740 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 10:45 PM (in response to le.bouch)

    I actually now think you have MH problems, which is why I didn't respond to your last trolling drivel. It's not polite to mock the afflicted but "My points and level"!? Just too, too funny.

    Even though you're oblivious to your profound personality and cognitive disorder, I have no illusions that pointing it out to you would achieve any insight on your part.  Be assured that everyone else sees you as the pathetic loser you are, even if they don't blame you.

    Other identities? Well you got that wrong, didn't you kiddo? Now take a moment to consider just what else you may be wrong about. Start with understanding that you are anobody who has no claim on this forum.

    Well, you're far too stupid to not be obvious about this old school, brain-dead troll tactic.  You and your Crusader Mapbit collegues are a lot more anatomically linked than you'd like us to believe.  It shows in lots of ways.

  • Nogueira Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 23, 2012 11:08 PM (in response to Derek Fernandez)

    It seems that Apple is doing nothing. But even if Apple is doing something, Google Maps will always be seven years ahead.

  • pedramolar Calculating status...
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    Oct 24, 2012 4:25 AM (in response to Whirling22)

    "iLemming" and "fanbois" are the types of responses that make some of us we are just being trolled.  The fact is that one just needs to read your previous posts to understand how useless your contribution has been to this forum.  Don't point to your level, but like-minded people can boost your score, especially in this posting, without you offing any real contributions.  This discussion is over.  lkrupp was right to point out the announcement yesterday morning because it put to bed any idea that Apple is desperately trying to respond to postings like yours.

     

    Here's come clear advice to wrap this thing up:

     

    1.  Apple Maps is flawed and needs work.

    2.  Tim Cook has apologized.

    3. The App Store has identified and featured several Maps alternatives, some of which are free.

    4.  Apple is working to improve Maps.

    5.  Users of Apple Maps can report problems through the Maps application by tapping the lower right corner and then tapping "Report a Problem."

     

    If anyone else sees something I have missed, please copy, paste and update my list.  This forum topic has become unruly, so, for those of us not interested in being angry, it's important that we keep relevant information flowing, so that others will actually get their questions answered.

     

    Thank you.

  • MartinBywater Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 24, 2012 6:44 AM (in response to Shilts9)

    Guess the posting above makes it quite clear, this morning I tried a messenger app was useless so deleted it, so why can't we be allowed to delete apple apps if there not so good, same with the passbook here in the uk, just uneccassary  clutter.

    Seems a little like big brother

  • tonefox Level 5 Level 5 (7,710 points)
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    Oct 24, 2012 6:51 AM (in response to pedramolar)

    pedramolar wrote:

     

    Don't point to your level, but like-minded people can boost your score, especially in this posting, without you offing any real contributions. 

    Only the original poster that started the thread can give points, and only once.

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  • ed2020 Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Oct 24, 2012 9:51 AM (in response to Nogueira)

    lol. Yep, Gizmodo have no axe to grind when it comes to Apple.   :)

  • pedramolar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 24, 2012 10:01 AM (in response to tonefox)

    Again, a summary:

     

    1.  Apple Maps is flawed and needs work.

    2.  Tim Cook has apologized.

    3. The App Store has identified and featured several Maps alternatives, some of which are free.

    4.  Apple is working to improve Maps.

    5.  Users of Apple Maps can report problems through the Maps application by tapping the lower right corner and then tapping "Report a Problem."

     

    Thank you

  • franky932 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 24, 2012 11:04 AM (in response to Shilts9)

    121 pages.....and so on....and if Googles make a maps APP..it will be for the  end and of the year or beginning of next......

     

    if apple try to improve their....it will take 4 to 7 months........with TOM TOM......because the update will have to

     

    worlwide........

     

    the free APPS - MAPS -gps are just for the USA ....can not dowload with i tunes(apple canada) and the one i can download is with

     

    english voice turn by turn is a 30 month free trial..and have to pay........and not 4 inches...screen.

     

    NOTHING in french....so for us in Canada the problem is bigger.

     

    if i want a original good map gps  it is at least $55. and not sure for the french speaking.

  • franky932 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 24, 2012 11:14 AM (in response to franky932)

    another tactic for the future IPHONE6   next year

  • MartinBywater Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 24, 2012 1:53 PM (in response to Shilts9)

    Why cause themselves (apple) more embarrassment, would it not be better to remove the map app totally until is up to the standard apple set both for  app suppliers.

     

    Seems strange how though they know and admit is useless especially in Europe is still there on iOS 6........why ?

    It's really not like apple, are they lowering there own standards, apple will be using windows rubbish soon I guess.

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