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Apple maps very disappointing

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  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,815 points)
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    Dec 18, 2012 7:10 AM (in response to gkinchina)

    His point is, like I said before, is that you looked originally like you were here to use your knowledge to help people but now it is clearly apparent that you are a run-of-the-mill troll that we should all quit feeding.

     

    And no one here other than the moderators work for Apple.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)
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    Dec 18, 2012 7:29 AM (in response to gkinchina)

    gkinchina wrote:

     

    Bye for now- dont have too much time to engage in idiotic debates

    Guess you found the time to continue in idiotic debates...

  • richard0801 Calculating status...
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    Dec 20, 2012 5:03 AM (in response to tstoelz)

    Total disater all 500 London Stations missing

  • richard0801 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 5:07 AM (in response to etresoft)

    If Apple cared why have they already stopped supportig my IPad1 and why is my new IPone already useless as I acnt find my way around London unless I buy a paper A-Z which is over 500 pages and not interactive

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 6:13 AM (in response to richard0801)

    " and why is my new IPone already useless"

     

    And you continue to pay for it? Why?

    Give it back.

  • gkinchina Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 9:18 PM (in response to richard0801)

    Hi Richard, please thank Chris CA for his very helpful tech suggestion (that's what he does on this forum you know...)

     

    You know it is a helpful tech suggestion when -

     

    1. It comes from someone with a lot of "points"

    2. The moderator has not deleted it

  • gkinchina Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 9:28 PM (in response to richard0801)

    Here is another solution that may make your iPhone useful again -

     

    1. In the App Store, search for Google Maps

    2. Install it

    3. Look for any London station

     

    It will find all of them and help you get to wherever you want without wasting your time

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 9:40 PM (in response to gkinchina)

    Why keep and pay monthly for something that is useless?

  • gkinchina Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 3:12 AM (in response to Chris CA)

    Why not make it useful again by getting the free of cost, Google Maps?

  • gstar65 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 1:19 PM (in response to Shilts9)

    Its funny, i see so much animosity toward the maps program, but here in Frederick, Maryland I actually get much better and more accurate directions from Apple Maps than from Google maps. For instance, when I want to get onto the I-70 Eastbound toward Baltimore, Google wants me to go all the way through downtown Frederick to get there, more than 15 - 20 minutes out of my way, when there is an on-ramp within a mile of my house. Apple maps hits the exact right route to that onramp every time and sends me on my way.

     

    I know its not perfect by any stretch, but its new. Maybe its been too long since Google maps was new for anybody to remember how terrible that was, And it was terrible for years!

     

    i though it was really bad form for Mr. Cook to publicly apologize for Maps. Steve J never would have done that, and the anti-Apple trolls will never let him live it down now. They've latched onto that for all its worth. I hope he learned his lesson there. If Apple cares about having the best apps put there, and I know they do, it won't be long before the Google apologists are crying in their soup...

     

    Just my .02 cents worth...

  • electronicsguy Level 2 Level 2 (190 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 1:27 PM (in response to gstar65)

    its either "2 cents" worth or "$0.02" ... not "0.02 cents worth"

  • imaybeawhile Level 2 Level 2 (400 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 3:16 PM (in response to gstar65)

    gstar65 wrote:

     

     

    I know its not perfect by any stretch, but its new. Maybe its been too long since Google maps was new for anybody to remember how terrible that was, And it was terrible for years!

     

    It may well have been bad for years - it did however become the smart phone standard and one of the reasons many purchased an  idevice. The "terrible  for years" straw is one Apple trolls will never let go of.

    It was removed in a fashion that has become synonymous with apple. The fact that apple made such a mess of maps and we and others like us made such an effort to remonstrate is I believe the  reason google maps is back and was allowed back by apple.

     

    gstar65 wrote:

     

    i though it was really bad form for Mr. Cook to publicly apologize for Maps. Steve J never would have done that, and the anti-Apple trolls will never let him live it down now.

     

    It astonishes me that people who pay for a product or service would say such a thing. It must be an apple thing... Particularly from those in the US that have exceptional service standards.

     

    gstar65 wrote:

     

     

    Just my .02 cents worth...

    You need change for that.. It's great that you posted and i too hope apple maps improves upon google maps but the damage was done in September and took too long to be remedied - the remedy was provided by google not apple.

     

    This thread has become pointless now though and I keep out mostly - I still have a spare Samsung that i had to buy to navigate with but am now happily navigating with one phone, my iPhone - love reading the nonsense (sometimes from both sides of the argument) - the "levellers" get stuff deleted that suits them, posts are deleted for breaching forum rules - however certain others don't ..   I believe the thread will disappear like the iOS downgrade thread did - as soon as it spirals further out of control or when it goes quiet   The community doesn't like to have its failings here for all to read.

     

    As far as I am concerned it served its purpose - we should all be happy and use which ever app makes you happy.

  • gstar65 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 4:14 PM (in response to imaybeawhile)

    I don't think its an Apple thing. Its a mantra learned in any business school, you never publicly apologize for any error in a product, because the competition will grab onto that faster than you can get it out of your mouth. Its funny you would say that anyway considering the Android platform developers have never publicly acknowledged how bad that was out of the gate, and it has been pretty poor from a stability standpoint. I've had both, this 4S really being my first venture into iOS after enduring the first several Android attempts and finally giving up on that platform. Maybe someday I'll go back but the bad taste I have for it makes me react very philosophically about a somewhat less than ideal first attempt at maps. At least my iPhone works...my Samsung phones never did...

  • electronicsguy Level 2 Level 2 (190 points)
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    Dec 22, 2012 4:00 PM (in response to etresoft)

    So you'll be ok for Apple having to pay MS 30% for every purchase made using itunes on windows?

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,880 points)
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    Dec 22, 2012 4:47 PM (in response to electronicsguy)

    electronicsguy wrote:

     

    So you'll be ok for Apple having to pay MS 30% for every purchase made using itunes on windows?

    Responding would be a lot easier if you used the little quote tool like I just did. I don't really know what you are talking about. Are you just confused about how the App Stores work perhaps? Any retailer is free to set any conditions for wholesalers that want them to sell their products. If a wholesaler doesn't agree to those terms, then the wholesaler has to find another retailer. If you can't get your stuff into Wal-Mart, try Target instead.

     

    On a more pertinent note. I used Apple Maps today to get somewhere. I thought the address was written incorrectly so I typed in what I thought it was. Apple Maps automatically corrected it to the proper spelling and directed me right there. I tried my original, incorrect address in Google maps - no results.

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