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"iOS Maps, you're fired!"

To say that Apple Maps for iOS 6 has been a blunder is quite the understatement. Ever since iOS 6 was released to the public a few months ago, complaints began rolling out about the mapping services. Everything from misplaced roads, to wonky directions, to horrible rendering of terrain became fodder for the online media and even mainstream media -- not to mention Apple's customers and Apple's competitors.
 
Things got so bad that Apple CEO Tim Cook even apologized to Apple customers
 
However, even as Apple is looking to improve its native Maps application on a continuing basis, Google is looking to offers users a seasoned alternative -- Google Maps. The refreshed Google Maps app for iOS has all the goodies (and more) that users loved before Apple decided to give the application the boot for its own homegrown solution.
 
Street View, transit directions, walking directions, traffic data, and restaurant reviews (provided by Zagat) are all included. And in case you were wondering, yes, turn-by-turn navigation is front in center in the new Google Maps iOS app.
 
For users of Android smartphones, none of this stuff is really news to you -- you've been enjoying such functionality for years. However, for Apple customers that have complained about Apple's native Maps app, you now can install an alternative that appears to be better in nearly every way.

 

Sources: Google, iTunes



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RE: Is this the same app....
By StevoLincolnite on 12/13/2012 10:36:15 AM , Rating: 1
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Why are so many Apple haters homophobic? Why is homophobia still tolerated and almost mainstream on forums such as this?


If anything I have found Dailytech to be relatively relaxed in it's homophobia.

And I also dislike Apple's products for various reasons. (I.E. To costly, under-performs, under-featured.) - Yet I'm a happily gay man.

The moral of the story is...
Don't pigeon hole someone based on sexuality, sex or skin colour, you only make yourselves out to look like a buffoon as chances are that someone will not fit that imaginary stereotype.


RE: Is this the same app....
By KITH on 12/13/2012 8:27:10 PM , Rating: 2
'pigeon hole someone'

is that like some gay sex thing?

Sorry, had to.


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