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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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Google Maps Back For iPhone

With Voice Navi - WOO HOO and thank god

Go to the App Store and get the free dwnload

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-14-2012, 12:18 PM
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I saw this on Wednesday and it made my day. I wish I could just delete Apple Maps, but its now on the last page where I never have to see it.

Welcome back Google Maps!

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dunno why. Google should have all their services blocked from iphone and make some of you google lovers come to android and drink the Gjuice. :P :P
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been using WAZE and like it for nav...miss the detailed aerial footage of google though.
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dunno why. Google should have all their services blocked from iphone and make some of you google lovers come to android and drink the Gjuice. :P :P
Carried Droid for years - Could not be happier w/Apple IOS - The Maps App was the ONLY issue I have ever had with them - Fixed !!!!!

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i won't use google anything unless i absolutely have to.
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I guess apple can't make any software run right. That would explain steve jobs begging bill gates for microsoft software.
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Just downloaded it for kicks...the apple maps did fine for my basic usage.

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I held off upgrading my 3G to iOS 6 specifically because of the Maps debacle, so this was generally good news.

Turns out that, since it's a 3G, both talking directions and 3D view don't work at all in Apple Maps. There's no good reason for that, as far as I can tell (other than to get you to buy a newer phone), but it also means the issues with wonky 3D views that have caused so much glee at places like http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/ don't show up at all for me.

Biggest difference that I've seen is that Google Maps will actually furnish transit directions. It'll look around for the nearest rail station when you start asking for directions, and if you want to go a really long way without driving, it's even got Amtrak schedules in it, so things like "200 Riverside Place, Chicago, IL, to Starbucks, 200 Public Square, Cleveland, OH" produce actually reasonable directions. None of this "Walk 694 miles" nonsense. And, it even looks nice.

Apple Maps just brings up a pane where you can download a different app for transit directions, which is just lame. I don't even see why they bother having the button for transit directions in there, if they can't provide them.

Otherwise, yes, I'll agree that the Apple Maps is probably fine for a lot of things, and I hope they get all of their well-documented data problems fixed, but until then, it's worth getting both apps installed.

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I used the new Google Maps for the first time where I actually need the navigation and it was awesome, especially the Voice over bluetooth. I could lock the phone, leave it charging and the directions would come over the stereo.

I've been up for an upgrade for a few months now and actually am considering switching away from Apple because of this. I love Apple, but it was pretty irresponsible of them to mandate such an inferior app when they have used Google Maps since the launch of the iPhone.

I understand the business aspect of it, but it was a really shitty thing for them to do.


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