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Apple responds to customer backlash over new Maps app

By Leeky
Sep 21, 2012
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  1. Apple's decision to replace Google Maps with its own iOS 6 app has triggered a wave of criticism from iPhone owners. Thousands have complained of misplaced labels for businesses and landmarks as well as missing roads and, in some cases,...

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  2. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 304   +62

    Whoa, didn't see that one coming!
     
  3. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    Nokia maps are awesome! I can totally vouch for that! The offline mode is especially useful when roaming (high friggen data costs)
     
  4. No accuracy comparison?
     
  5. Lol Typical response I'd expect from Crapple. They shipped an unfinished product; not even the most *****ic of fanboys would argue with that.

    Misinformation is worse than no information at all.
     
  6. Yeah I use nokia maps day in day out on an old n86 and works flawlessly works offline but even online uses next to nothing in data am really devabing now lumia or s3.....hmmmmmm
     
  7. raybk

    raybk TS Rookie Posts: 31

    To me, offline map is the most important feature.
     
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  8. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +112

    "Thousands have complained of misplaced labels for businesses and landmarks as well as missing roads and, in some cases, entire towns. Perhaps even worse, others have reported errors such as rivers being split in half and the misplacement of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge."

    Apple's response: We take no fault nor blame in this mishap. We told them to put the buildings, roads and rivers where our maps indicated they were.
     
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  9. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,106   +97

    People are obviously holding their phone the wrong way.
     
  10. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    This is why I haven't put iOS6 on my phone. Google maps is an amazing app. If I could jailbreak my 4s with iOS6, I'd put google maps back on it.
     
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  11. You can actually put Google Maps back in iOS 6 as a web app. Simply go to maps.google.com and tap on the arrow to Add to Home Screen.
     
  12. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 304   +62

    yeah I know they are working on an independent google maps app right now. Although I'm not sure how much time it should really take considering it used to come by default.

    That'd be useful, but tough to test. I guess maybe compare the amount of "this is not my destination" hits the app got from its users? Although that'd be really easy to skew.
     
  13. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Google Maps, let alone iOS' Map data, is not even close to Nokia's Navteq.

    As for accuracy, it depends to what type of accuracy you are talking about. GPS geolocation is pretty standard, so the accuracy of OSes to pinpoint your location is pretty much even. Now if you meant the accuracy of location results, then Nokia wins. Again, it all comes down to Navteq; their data has not only been around for longer, but from owning a GS3 (I had a Lumia 900 before) I can tell you that Nokia's maps give you more accurate results, especially results for locations that have been either recently relocated or renamed.

    I do find Google Map's Street View almost indispensable for me nowadays though, but if I were to choose, I'd go for Nokia Maps for location data and accuracy alone. Google Maps only really has Street View going for it.
     
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  14. Mamoon69

    Mamoon69 TS Rookie Posts: 18

    I use NDrive app on my Samsung Galaxy S3. It is superb, works offline all the time, extremely accurate turn-by-turn navigation. And offcourse Apple banned the app from iOS for their obscure reasons!!! Go figure.
     
  15. JudaZ

    JudaZ TS Enthusiast Posts: 284

    or you could use Nokia maps from m.maps.nokia.com :)
     
  16. IOS 6 software ruined my Ipad2 and GOOGLE MAP IS GONE :( I want to see a back lash against Google.
    This company gained our love and trust over the years by giving the world street view al of a sudden they pulled the rug (google maps) under us. Why? Money? How much more goddamn money you want, GOOGLE you are already soo fricking rich.

    Now, give us our map back.
    Why so many stupid people in the position to make such a important decision... Remember the COCA COLA's changing the original coke to new coke. Remember what happened after that, their sales plummeted. So, what they did; they wnt back to original coke.

    We shall see what will happened to google, they will learn their lessons just like cocoa cola....
     
  17. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Maniac Posts: 817   +231

    Is this a joke or is it some kind of sarcasm that I don't understand cause it was Apple who made the decision to pull Maps from their iOS 6 not Google.
     
  18. @ Guest
    I hope you're kidding. Google did not remove Google Maps from iOS 6, Apple did...
     
  19. Come on! it's not a Google's problem. it's Crapple removed the app and replaced with their crapped app.
     
  20. JudaZ

    JudaZ TS Enthusiast Posts: 284

    OS 6 software ruined my Ipad2 and GOOGLE MAP IS GONE I want to see a back lash against Apple.

    This company gained our money over the years by giving the world street view al of a sudden they pulled the rug (google maps) under us. Why? Money? How much more goddamn money you want, APPLE you are already soo fricking rich.

    Now, give us our map back.

    Why so many stupid people in the position to make such a important decision... Remember the COCA COLA's changing the original coke to new coke. Remember what happened after that, their sales plummeted. So, what they did; they wnt back to original coke.

    We shall see what will happened to Apple, they will learn their lessons just like cocoa cola....

    ....There I fixed it for you
     
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  21. Mamoon69

    Mamoon69 TS Rookie Posts: 18

    I have a solution the to crApple iPhone5 problems & lack of features: Download an app from Apple store called "iForgive". This app will help fanatic loyal Apple customers to stay inside Apple box and forgive all mistakes, limitations & restrictions that Apple is good at. :)
     
  22. DanUK

    DanUK TS Booster Posts: 211   +9

    Same, refusing to update! Not really interested in jailbreaking though. Guess I'll just have to wait with this OS till they force the next one on.
     
  23. Nokia maps is the bomb....am from the Caribbean and it's just great how the map works!!!
     
  24. Apple never release something if its not perfect right?

    Siri - Beta apps, still in beta after a year
    Maps - I would say it is in beta since it is not working properly and missing a lot.
    IPhone 5 is a joke, as was Iphone 4S

    Apple is going down and the only thing saving them are the isheep people.
    To all the ISheep out there, continue worshiping a company that sue others for having a rectangle phone with round corner, but steal clock design from Swiss company. Apple you rock!
     
  25. likedamaster

    likedamaster TS Enthusiast Posts: 86   +12

    Thought Google maps were good. You go Nokia!
     

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