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Apple's maps app in iOS 6 shows quite a different view of the world from our own  (Source: assets.nydailynews.com)
Google pokes a few comments at Apple's failing maps app in iOS 6

Many iPhone users have decided that Apple's new home-grown maps app is subpar to Google Maps -- and Google's Exeutive Chairman Eric Schmidt knows it. 

"We think it would have been better if they kept ours. But what do I know?" said Schmidt. "What were we going to do, force them not to change their mind? It's their call." 

Apple and Google had teamed up back when the original iPhone was released in 2007 so that the new device would offer Google Maps and YouTube. This partnership stayed strong through iOS 5, which was released last year, but Apple recently decided to ditch Google Maps for its own creation in iOS 6.

However, many have cited troubles with Apple's new maps app. The main issues were geography and navigation, where the app showed a world that was much different from our own. Motorola even recently made fun of Apple's maps in a new ad, where the caption "#iLost" was placed underneath the failing iPhone app. 

Google has heard about iOS 6's map woes, but it isn't waiting around for Apple to come crawling back.

"I'm not doing any predictions," said Schmidt. "We want them to be our partner. We welcome that. I'm not going to speculate at all what they're going to do. They can answer that question as they see fit." 

Google can afford to gloat a little, though. Its Android operating system holds the number one spot in smartphone market share with over 500 million users around the world -- and it has a maps tool that actually works. In fact, Google Maps has all new features that were shown off on the Google Nexus 7 tablet.

"Take that Apple," said Schmidt. "That was a joke by the way."

Apple's iOS 6, which was released last week, has more than just map troubles. Earlier this week, a railway company in Switzerland called Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) accused Apple of stealing their clock design for the new mobile OS. SBB approached Apple looking for a settlement of some sort (likely licensing fees, but nothing has been confirmed). 

Source: Reuters



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Where I come from...in the land of reality...
By Roffles on 9/25/2012 4:31:00 PM , Rating: 3
It's pure entertainment to see iTards being apologetic towards Apple Maps. Its woeful inadequacies compared to Google Maps is so obvious and so in your face, that reading/listening to anyone defend iMaps makes me think said person is completely insane. It's a half-baked and INCOMPLETE mapping application. That's the end of the discussion!

I have built-in GPS in my car and so I use Google Maps for everything else -- public transit, walking, bike riding, airports and sometimes for hiking. Apple maps is useless outside of an automobile. If all you ever have or ever will use a mapping app for is for driving directions and all the added functionality of Gmaps is lost on you, then you probably live a boring and unadventurous life and I don't envy you in the least. For the lifestyle I live, the iPhone4/4S/5 or any other iOS6 device is off the table completely because of that POS mapping app. It really is an epic fail.




RE: Where I come from...in the land of reality...
By Onipyro on 9/25/2012 6:45:51 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
If all you ever have or ever will use a mapping app for is for driving directions and all the added functionality of Gmaps is lost on you, then you probably live a boring and unadventurous life and I don't envy you in the least.


you people are really sick in the head and by far are worse then the Intel/AMD crowd, AMD/Nvidia crowd, PS3/Xbox360 crowd.
Now you worthless POS actually dictate a person life <which in it self is perception> based on a stupid mapping system.
I don't think people want your envy.Google maps? screw em they failed to provide me for what i wanted for years. TOMTOM always found routes Google maps never did. And in test where i already knew the shortest and quickest route to a place TOMTOM and garmin always prevailed and found the same route i been using for years. Google maps couldn't. I believe apple uses TOMTOM.the only thing usefull about google maps is searching for places of business which is built into my tomtom app. Yes google search inside tomtom. So far not one hickup on the new maps app. Still preforms better then my girlfriends Galaxy note which fails to obtain optimal routes. Of course people will use turn by turn in a car what are you ridiculousness retarded enough to use it walking?
Not like you need it to hunt or fish. If you need a gps for that then Darwinism needs to speed up.

God dam people and i thought football team fanitics were bad yall take the cake.


By Roffles on 9/25/2012 8:14:27 PM , Rating: 2
You still miss the point and you ignore my points about public transit times, walking directions, indoor maps, and even hiking trails being available for the adventurers amongst us...iMaps is an application with limited functionality and the only way you could be content with it is if your life has limited functionality. It's time to get a thicker skin if you're going to get all butt hurt about it because it's the truth. And we're not talking about "what they failed to provide you for years". We're talking about today. It's time for you to live in the now and wake up to reality.


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