- 06-16-2012, 07:42 PM #126
- 06-16-2012, 08:18 PM #127
- 06-16-2012, 08:24 PM #128
- 06-16-2012, 08:40 PM #129
- 06-16-2012, 08:52 PM #130
So we're just looking for any excuse to bash apple.
my having an iMac that I love, an iPad that I love (and that I fully intend to keep, since I never use it to navigate anyway) and an iPhone I've been thoroughly satisfied with up to this point, were all a put on, but you just had to blow my cover!
Android Rules! Microsoft Rules! Apple Sucks! LOL
- 06-16-2012, 09:40 PM #132
- 06-16-2012, 11:11 PM #134
- 06-16-2012, 11:21 PM #135
- 06-16-2012, 11:26 PM #136
It's all right here guys. No need to panic.
iOS 6 is a good upgrade. Even if maps didn't have transportation and walking directions, I'm sure there are other maps to fulfill those needs. No need to not update. That would be stupid.
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- 06-16-2012, 11:38 PM #137
I'm gonna upgrade. other than maps I think iOS 6 kicks ***. and if google maps comes as a third party app, and integrates nicely with apple maps, I'll be one happy customer.
thats why I'm not jumping ship just yet. I'm expressing my concerns now, and waiting to see what the final result will be. if it works OK, I plan to get the next iPhone upon release.
anyway that said, to dublex, your screen shot has walking highlighted, not transit. can you do it again, this time touching the transit button?
- 06-16-2012, 11:48 PM #138
- 06-17-2012, 02:17 AM #139
First, there are walking directions that are identical to how they where prior to iOS 6, so that is unchanged. The only feature that has changed is how Maps now handles/retrieves transit directions/times.
We've yet to see exactly how this new transit feature will be implemented, but I wouldn't be surprised if Apple has a clever way to allow partnered-third-party-services to tap into the Maps app natively.
Now, let me explain to you why I think this is a better approach than to what Google offered: choice and rapid accessibility. Currently, with Google Maps, if you don't live in one of their supported markets, you're S.O.L. for transit directions, but you can likely download a third party app to fill that gap. If Apple allows some level of integration (like I mentioned above) the flexibility this provides would be monumental. Your smaller rural areas that do have transit systems but aren't available within Google Maps may now be a part of something much bigger.
I have no clue if this will be the case, but it certainly feels like this is the direction Apple is going with Maps.
My only concern with the new Maps is data. I'm concerned that it won't have nearly the amount of place data that Google has, which could be troublesome; but I will hold all judgment until we see the public release.
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- 06-17-2012, 09:20 AM #143iMore Specialist
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- 06-17-2012, 05:18 PM #144
- 06-18-2012, 10:48 AM #146
However, I still stand by what I said. The fact that they are promoting a "preview" of iOS 6 is marketing — something I think we all know Apple is good at. The fact that they're promoting a preview of coming features still does not give anyone the right to complain about trying to actually use those features when iOS 6 is in beta.
We're not complaining about the individual features, we haven't even tried using it and wouldn't know what we would be talking about. We're all concerned, (even MacRumors) about where Google Maps is going to go and why Apple decided to make their own Maps app knowing that nobody does it better than Google.
- 06-18-2012, 11:18 AM #148
Let's be honest with ourselves here. I mean really.
Sometimes people are so headstrong about their iDevices that they speak without thinking...It sounds nice when you say "dozens" of apps in the store in conversation, but if you do a simple search you won't find anything of significance.
Apple can't expect to think that just because they create their own map app that Google is just going to go away. I mean, what do people with Macs use when they're looking at a Map on their Macs?
- 06-18-2012, 11:56 AM #150
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