Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2012 6:13 PM (in response to mickod)
Apple employees cannot post on here unless they're employed to, like the Host.
He said he wanted to engage in thermonuclear war with Android, and in turn with Google. No Maps or YouTube on iOS by default means less money for Google.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2012 6:46 PM (in response to mickod)
Apple has close to 100 Billions on their balance sheet.... And what do we get!? iMaps... ? You don't develop something by heart and put enough money behind it is set for failure.
As a investor, I will seriously now think about cutting down 401k exposure to aapl stock.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2012 6:57 PM (in response to HuskieN)
no google on apple products might just affect apples bottom line negatively.
the money they may gain in map adverts they may lose in hardware and software customers.
maps back or its android for me... sad to say it as a solid apple customer
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2012 7:07 PM (in response to mickod)
You are just...
If you don't like the dumb-downed OS that is iOS - how do you expect to like the tinkerer's OS that is Android? Wait til Windows Phone 8 AT LEAST and get the HTC 8X or Lumia 920. You wouldn't be able to handle Android.
"WAT DO U MEAN I DONT GET INSTANT UPDAETSZ? WHY IS GOOGLE PLAY'S INTERFACE SO BAD!?!?!?!?!?!? FIX THIS GOOGLE EVEN THOUGH I CAN'T DIRECTLY GIVE YOU FEEDBACK! FIX THIS OMG! THE APP DESIGN IS INCONSISTENT! THE ICONS ARENT ALL THE SAME! FIX DIS GOOGLE!"
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2012 12:10 AM (in response to jazperluz)
Hate to break your apple is wonderful illusions, but like Microsoft, Apple is a business and only care about how many units they can sell. It's all about filling the share holders pockets.
Apple knew there maps application was rubbish and done the only thing Apple is good at, put a shiny bit of aluminium on it and give it a really glossy sales pitch to make people think they need it.
I think this needs an anti-trust case against Apple, as maps is core to the operating system. Downloading google maps won't change the core. This very much stinks of when Microsoft said the Internet explorer couldn't be removed from windows. It will need a government or two to force the issue I think. Where is my MP!!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2012 12:17 AM (in response to nuno m)
What is wrong with these Apple maps?? They were in such a hurry to replace Google maps that they didn't even finish the **** thing!! Come on Apple, spend some of the BILLIONS you are making on your products and fix this issue. Jobs would have never stood for this. I am in a major town and it shows my location as I'm in the middle of nowhere. Lets go Tim, step up to the plate and keep the quality that jobs created!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2012 12:28 AM (in response to nuno m)
Has anyone setup an online petition to get the old maps re-instated? Maybe if apple saw millions of people all saying give us what we want in a single yes/no style (after all Apple like simple) maybe that will hold some weight.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2012 12:38 AM (in response to nuno m)
Sorry to say it but apple does not care nor do they read these forums!
IF YOU WANT YOIR VOICE TO BE HEARD REGARDING THIS ISSUE, SUBMIT A FEEDBACK FORM TO THE IPHONE TEAM AT THIS LINK:
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2012 12:50 AM (in response to markfromwv)
the new Maps is absolutely horrible and useless. I can't get any navigation functionality, keeps saying it cant find the routes in the region while google used to give 3-4 options for any route i wanted. its rediculous. Apple please quit your bickering with google and get the old maps back, and the youtube app for that matter.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2012 12:54 AM (in response to nuno m)
For this and similar issues i cancelled my my contract for the iphone5....
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2012 2:58 AM (in response to nuno m)
I Find all you clames weird. Im fron North Carolina USA and had no problem with navagatioion.... it was simple as " Siri give me directions To RDU" She thought for a moment confirmed where i wanted to go, opened maps and all i had to hit its the little return looking button and i had clear directions all the way there, in fact i had my real gps running juist in case and the iphone took me a quicker way. The only thing that i see a problem is the 3D..... stuff looks distorted. thats it!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2012 3:18 AM (in response to nuno m)
All this bruhaha. Just use the Safari version of
Google Maps. Simply open the Google Maps
webpage, create a shortcut to the Home Screen
and your done.
Then just act like the new Maps app doesn't exist.
BTW, personally for nav, I though even the old Maps
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2012 3:57 AM (in response to woodmeister50)
How can I use web wersion of Google Maps with Find My Friends? Currently my wife is located in the middle of the lake, should I call for emergency services?