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  • 75. Re: apple maps is trash, where is google maps???????????
    slbyard Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    but you CAN use other good maps, right?? It's not like you're forced to use Apple Maps, right????

    Kitchentea wrote:

     

    Slbyard, it is as if UK Apple customers are being persecuted. Let me explain.

    Maps is unusable in the UK, riddled with error, and searching for places comes up with no results most of the time. Anything more sophisticated like searching words by nuances and intuitive subtlety, well, you can just forget it. Google had that ability. Until you lose something you don't realise how much you miss it. I don't know if you people in the US will be able to understand this, maybe not.

    The previous Maps, for London, was also able to tell you which buses to catch from which bus stop and how long the bus would take to arrive. The detail was phenomenal. All live times as well. When I first bought my new iPad I used to sit, on weekends, in the mini-auditorium at the back of the Apple store where they gave teaching talks on how to use the different apps on the iPad. They spent a lot of time on the old Maps app showing people how to use all the features of it, it was eye opening and impressive. Now, there is nothing, and it's not going to get fixed for us for years, maybe a decade.

    Apple publicised the new Maps app by showing off the flyover 3D feature. Only a small part of London has this feature, most of London hasn't got it. And the bit that has it, after you've played with it for 5 minutes, you realise it's just a gimmick, it doesn't really have a function. It's something to amuse children. They may have brought in 3D but this app has no depth. It is terribly sad and depressing. I cannot tell you how much I mourn the loss of the old app. That probably sounds melodramatic, but essentially that's it. You are either in the group of people who understand or you aren't. This decision by Apple and the pretty arrogant way they are attempting to pass it off isn't going to blow over, this is the kind of thing that snowballs because it has caused a deep sense of hurt and resentment in individuals. It is similar to how terrorism is spawned. Very dangerous.

  • 76. Re: apple maps is trash, where is google maps???????????
    ahtil Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    There is non good map available, i know beacuse i tried all them what available in App Store. And in near future will not be. Google spent 5 - 6 years and some 3000 (3000 from partners) people worked with that... so think again. Do we see in near future anything even close to Google Maps?

  • 77. Re: apple maps is trash, where is google maps???????????
    ahtil Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    But i m back again in iOS 5 and happy Go service pay little money and you happy again.

  • 78. Re: apple maps is trash, where is google maps???????????
    whistledog Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's a customer service thing.  If I buy a new phone, I expect to have to spend time learning new apps, etc.

     

    When Apple tells me they are going to 'upgrade' my phone, I don't expect them to delete two of my favorite apps and then act all surprised when I tell them I'm not happy about it.

  • 79. Re: apple maps is trash, where is google maps???????????
    Kitchentea Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Slbyard, you are so duh, NO other good Maps apps, including Google online don't do that, got it? That is what this whole discussion forum point is about!!!! Frustration, loss and grief is why we are all so upset, have you not read the posts??????? You just did a Tim Cook and heaped insult on injury.

  • 80. Re: apple maps is trash, where is google maps???????????
    slbyard Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Umm, excuse me, I've read enough posts and checked out enough apps to know that there are options. Maybe not as good as Google Maps app was, I get that, but chill people, there are options. I'm saying that its not THAT big of a deal. Sure, it's a pretty inconvenenit that you've got to actually go to a website if you want Google Maps. But you can do it!! Go to maps.google.com and you'll be fine!!

    slbyard

  • 81. Re: apple maps is trash, where is google maps???????????
    Westmeath Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Ahtil,

     

    How did you get back to iOS 5 ?

  • 82. Re: apple maps is trash, where is google maps???????????
    slbyard Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Westmeath:

    Why go back to iOS 5? Just because of Google Maps? Like I said, just go to maps.google.com and you've got Google Maps.

    End of problem.

  • 83. Re: apple maps is trash, where is google maps???????????
    Kitchentea Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You still don't get it, it's not about options. It's about what we had before. Oh, and thank you so much for your 'advice'

    to look up google maps online which I believe I mentioned to you first, in the previous post. You might possibly appreciate that other people are perhaps also a bit Internet savvy, not just yourself. 

  • 84. Re: apple maps is trash, where is google maps???????????
    slbyard Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    So, maybe what you had before is gone now. It's gone for me, too. It's gone for all of us.

    You're welcome.

    I'm just saying not that much has changed. The world isn't falling apart because the Google Maps app left the Apple App Store.

    Oh, and the reason that I gave you the "advice" was because you didn't seem to realise it. If you are internet savy, then why are you whining because Google Maps is gone when you can still use Google Maps??? Please tell me. I really do want to know.

    Thank you,

    slbyard

  • 85. Re: apple maps is trash, where is google maps???????????
    Kitchentea Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ahtil, please tell us what you did. How did you go back?

  • 86. Re: apple maps is trash, where is google maps???????????
    Westmeath Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Yes, I use Google maps for deliveries.

     

    It is not helpful to keep repeating the same nonsense regarding using Google maps via Safari. If it was, these threads would have died down by now.

  • 87. Re: apple maps is trash, where is google maps???????????
    slbyard Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Is there a difference between using the Google Maps app and using maps.google.com??

  • 88. Re: apple maps is trash, where is google maps???????????
    Westmeath Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Speed and OS integration is nowhere near as good.

  • 89. Re: apple maps is trash, where is google maps???????????
    slbyard Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Well, it's been the same to me, sorry its different for you. It would be nice if the app would come back but that is apparently not going to happen.

    Thanks,

    slbyard

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