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  • macapaka Calculating status...
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    Oct 8, 2012 12:04 PM (in response to le.bouch)

    What a laugh , there's quite a lot of options to end this madness

     

     

    - don't upgrade to iOS 6 or buy an iPhone 5

    - try downloading any one of other not really very good mapping apps

    - upgrade to iOS 6 and use Google Maps web app ( by feature its almost the same as native google maps)

    - wait a few months/years for google maps to arrive on the App Store

    - stay in a country with good Apple Maps , avoid bad Apple Map locations

    - except your in the middle of an Map Apps war , this is probably a good thing for all

  • Wiederganger Calculating status...
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    Oct 8, 2012 12:23 PM (in response to iforumuser)

    iforumuser wrote:

     

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    I was told by Apple that they do monitor these Forums and take note of what users are concerned about.

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    In that case, I am happy to let Apple know that I have received my Galaxy Note II last week and I managed to sell my iPhone today - the first thing I was asked by the interested buyers was whether this was on iOS6, buyers ARE aware and the iOS version was eventually reflected in the price I managed to achieve.

     

    After almost 27 years as an Apple customer, this was it. Lion pushed me off the PC platform, iOS 6 did the same for the mobile platform.

     

    Well done, Apple.

     

    This thread unfortunately has descended into pointless bickering and I don't see that Apple will be able to offer a satisfactory solution anytime soon. The Maps problem is not only poor map and data material, even if that was aquired (or collected by the power of releasing all the Apple geniuses into the big, wide world http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2012/10/apple-may-be-using-retail-store-employees-to-fi x-their-crap-maps/), it would take ages to link the different data sources and formats into a matured product.

     

    Anyway, no longer any of my concerns and the self-appointed forum police will hear with relief (or not) that this is my last post in the Apple forums.

     

    For those who think iOS6 is the best thing since sliced bread, have fun and enjoy. For those who feel let down and are left with a brick, good luck, I hope you get a solution sooner than I anticipate.

     

    Bon voyage.

  • le.bouch Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 12:16 PM (in response to macapaka)

    Too late.

    Already have.

    No it isn't.

    Will probably have to.

    Impossible.

    The word is "accept".

  • SithPImp Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 12:17 PM (in response to Wiederganger)

    I hope you make one more post, to inform us how nice that Android device is working.

     

    You're right, it's way more than any maps issue but you won't stand a chance listing those out cause they'll all be dismissed the post nazi's too. 

     

    There is ONE acceptable answer & solution :  Apple MUST, MUST, start resigning 5.1.1 in order to keep the peace with their customers.  It is THE ONLY solution until iOS6 is usable, stable, bug free and satisfactory.  The only answer and only solution, and if it takes 9000 pages of posting the same thing over and over, I think that's exactly what we all should do.  Close the topic, start a new one... email corporate until the server starts rolling smoke out the back.  Whatever it takes to stand up and show Apple that they've taken away satisfactory functionality in our iDevices.

  • SithPImp Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 12:35 PM (in response to Shilts9)

    If you feel like you started off with an iPhone but now you have something like this :

     

    /___sbsstatic___/migration-images/199/19944096-1.jpg

    Stand up and say Amen.....

  • macapaka Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 12:44 PM (in response to Wiederganger)

    Bon voyage wiederganger,  if you get lonely just head on over to Samsung support forums .

     

    most tech threads based on competitive tech decend into pointless bickering ..

     

    it's probably because there's

     

    - a few paid paracites with no interest in solving a problem, some passionate brand/tech loyalists that can't resist another debacle debate , and an unfortunate many who  are searching for help and instead find this fountain of thought *****

  • justjesper Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 1:36 PM (in response to le.bouch)

    I just spoke with Apple.

    They are saying that they are working hard on an update to the Apple map ( ilost )

    As the phone doesn't hold the map internally, an update wouldn't do anything, would it ?

     

    Got the senior supervisor. They must love these calls

    He told me that they are monitoring the calls in categories. What he basically said was that he was not getting that many calls on this  subject. The more calls the more get's done to the issue.

     

    So please take some time and give them a call

     

    (800) MY-IPHONE

     

    (800-694-7466)

     

    We have to do more then just sit here and write each other here. Get on the phone.

  • Nunver Calculating status...
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    Oct 8, 2012 1:46 PM (in response to Shilts9)

    I noticed that it is even worse for people outside of the US.  First of all, the maps are not detailed.  POI's are missing and many times in wrong places.  The navigation function tries to pronounce street names in an impossible to understand manner.

     

    What's more, I think due to bandwidth reasons, Apple blocks foreign IP's from getting the service. You cannot load any part of the maps, nor work with any software using the maps while US is awake.  I thought this was the same for everyone, until I turned on my US based VPN, and all of a sudden all the maps are loading.  Apple is playing a trick with the US public. Getting preferential treatment AFTER moving on to iOS6 means something is wrong and Apple is trying to hide the problem.

     

    Time has come for me to move on to Android.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 1:47 PM (in response to justjesper)

    justjesper wrote:

     

    I just spoke with Apple.

    They are saying that they are working hard on an update to the Apple map

    Yeah, Tim Cook said this a week ago -> http://www.apple.com/letter-from-tim-cook-on-maps/

    As the phone doesn't hold the map internally, an update wouldn't do anything, would it ?

    Most people don't know/care the difference between the Maps app the map data. They just know that when they view maps, it doesn't do/look like they expect. So they simply told you "it" is getting updated.

    Also, most likely they are updating the Maps app in addition to updating the map data.

    So please take some time and give them a call

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    We have to do more then just sit here and write each other here. Get on the phone

    Better, yet, send suggestion to Apple -> http://www.apple.com/feedback/

  • justjesper Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 1:53 PM (in response to Chris CA)

    Chris CA wrote:

     

    Better, yet, send suggestion to Apple -> http://www.apple.com/feedback/

    I don't think the "Black hole" is working. But please write them but even better :

     

    So please take some time and give them a call

     

    (800) MY-IPHONE

     

    (800-694-7466)

     

    We have to do more then just sit here and write each other here. Get on the phone.

  • SithPImp Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 1:56 PM (in response to Chris CA)

    Somebody get this man a t-shirt with that address on it please, he's posted that several times already like it's the end-all of solutions making your point to Apple.  That's a blackhole... it's usless.  Nobody checks the feedback hole, it goes straight to File 13.

     

    We need to compile a list of ALL the bugs and problems with iOS 6 so we can all start calling and liste out the same exact stuff... make sure no stone is left unturned. 

  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,835 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 2:00 PM (in response to SithPImp)

    What makes you think the feedback you give via the telephone doesn't go into the same "Blackhole" you're convinced that Feedback webpage goes to?

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 2:00 PM (in response to SithPImp)

    SithPImp wrote:

     

    Somebody get this man a t-shirt with that address on it please, he's posted that several times already like it's the end-all of solutions making your point to Apple.  That's a blackhole... it's usless.  Nobody checks the feedback hole, it goes straight to File 13.

    Since you work for Apple, why don't you tell your manager to remove that link?

  • Ex-Apple Fan Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 2:06 PM (in response to SithPImp)

    I would rather give him an Android custume...He has been acting like a robot..

     

    Can you visualize him saying: Yes Tim Cook said that then reads the url of that "holy letter" in a robot voice...

  • Ex-Apple Fan Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 2:03 PM (in response to Julian Wright)

    Thousand calls will make humans attending the calls busy and someone will start thinking of doing something...at least to employ more apologists where most of the levels and points scouts here might get a chance to work for Apple.

     

    Get ready...

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