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    Quote Originally Posted by motoleo View Post
    I guess I can't go downtown anymore.
    This brings me back to your original point that I responded to, but you conveniently paid no attention to. It seems like you go downtown in whatever city you're in rather frequently. How do you have such little knowledge of the public transportation system that you need your phone all the time? I don't live in NYC anymore and still know the subway lines well enough to get around with no problem.
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    Well, because I don't know the entire city, and I'm not trying to learn the entire city. I go to one place, which might be a place that I frequently go or don't frequently go.

    For example, if I wanted to go from the Aquarium to the Museum, and stop at a place to eat in between. Am I really going to spend time searching up the routes and asking for directions and where the nearest pick up is?

    Or am I just going to ask Siri and go straight there?

    And plus, you might know your part of the city, but realistically how much would that be, 0.1% ?

    I don't stay in the same city for long either, I have other states to travel to. But I don't have the time nor the inclination to explain myself to you.
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    I can only imagine his problems if he drove a car if he's having this much trouble riding buses.
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    What is it about guys who decline to ask for directions thinking they know their way around when they really don't?
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    Quote Originally Posted by motoleo View Post
    But I don't have the time nor the inclination to explain myself to you.
    No, but you do have the time for long-winded posts and replies to an issue that, for now, isn't available to you in a beta form (on the 1st beta for iOS 6) that may or may not be fixed in a future beta release. It's been previously explained the issues that apple has right now as far as transit routes go. Now, you may not believe that those other governments aren't involved or that the transit routes aren't privately owned / operated (with their own app and all). But, if you honestly think that governments don't have their hands on certain aspects of travel or that the same can't be said of private companies who own those specific transit routes and produce their own app for it, then you're naive, and this whole thread is just to blow smoke and create tension for no reason.

    In other words, #FAIL.



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    Uh huh, regions have been discontinued before. Austrailia, Germany and others, it had been continued in some as well. But no one is going to listen to them when they start complaining about not having these technologies in those countries. It's really beyond the scope of this discussion, which, you're right, isn't that big of an issue yet. Some countries don't allow you to have Google, or technology at all.

    Could it change in the final product? That should be interesting.
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    It's a simple thing for me. you can call me a lazy stupid moron who relies on my phone like a suck titty baby needing directions even to my own bathroom, if you want.

    but I'm a paying customer. My phone WILL meet my needs, or I'll switch to another phone that will.

    Its as simple as that. I used to get lost all the time and thanks to my iphone and google maps, I can get anywhere, no longer needing other peoples help.

    If my iPhone stops delivering this useful feature to me, its gonna get kicked to the curb in a new york minute. if everything turns out fine, google for instance gets their own map in the app store and it works seamlessly with apples new map APIs, then all will be well, and I'll be happy.

    because other than this one issue, I got no real problems with apples new update.
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    http://www.imore.com/2012/06/21/tran...iphone-review/

    How 'bout that... a developer filling a need. When will it ever end
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    http://www.imore.com/2012/06/21/tran...iphone-review/

    How 'bout that... a developer filling a need. When will it ever end
    it doesn't have a map. with google maps, I can see that I need to go north one block, then east for two to get to a bus stop. I can use the compass to make sure I'm heading the right way, then make sure I am on the right side of the street, so I don't catch the bus going the wrong way.

    then when I'm on the bus I can watch the blue location dot to tell me where I am so I can see when I'm nearing my stop. (remember I'm visually impaired, so I can't see street signs, I'm also hearing impaired and can't understand the bus drivers, between all the noise, the crappy PA system, and their thick foreign accents)

    So the app in the above review, fails to meet my needs.
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    I love how the person on the Internet knows the needs of someone with a disability better than the person posting on this thread with said disability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrebel View Post
    it doesn't have a map. with google maps, I can see that I need to go north one block, then east for two to get to a bus stop. I can use the compass to make sure I'm heading the right way, then make sure I am on the right side of the street, so I don't catch the bus going the wrong way.

    then when I'm on the bus I can watch the blue location dot to tell me where I am so I can see when I'm nearing my stop. (remember I'm visually impaired, so I can't see street signs, I'm also hearing impaired and can't understand the bus drivers, between all the noise, the crappy PA system, and their thick foreign accents)

    So the app in the above review, fails to meet my needs.
    Read it again "Tap on one of the routes and options open up. You can switch route directions, pull up a map to see where you are relative to the stop or station."
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    i gotta say, motoleo can take a beating but still is a sport about it
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    There's no telling how good the next iPhone will be, obviously I will just HAVE to get over it.

    But I always have in my mind, as an advocate, that we need more unified tracking of transport, a one stop shop. And I mean tracking of public transport like ships, subways, planes, trains, and buses.

    Apple made it, now perfect it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motoleo View Post
    There's no telling how good the next iPhone will be, obviously I will just HAVE to get over it.

    But I always have in my mind, as an advocate, that we need more unified tracking of transport, a one stop shop. And I mean tracking of public transport like ships, subways, planes, trains, and buses.

    Apple made it, now perfect it.
    I think the deal where Vienna blocked off Google from getting transit directions obviously spooked Apple into providing transit directions. That's the most plausible explanation I've heard as to why they omitted that feature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motoleo View Post
    Well, because I don't know the entire city, and I'm not trying to learn the entire city. I go to one place, which might be a place that I frequently go or don't frequently go.

    For example, if I wanted to go from the Aquarium to the Museum, and stop at a place to eat in between. Am I really going to spend time searching up the routes and asking for directions and where the nearest pick up is?

    Or am I just going to ask Siri and go straight there?

    And plus, you might know your part of the city, but realistically how much would that be, 0.1% ?

    I don't stay in the same city for long either, I have other states to travel to. But I don't have the time nor the inclination to explain myself to you.
    Most times in a major city, NYC in particular (at least in my incredibly limited experience, according to you) you get to a point where you know areas and how to get to them very easily in a somewhat short time if you actually make the effort to learn it. According to you, everyone is using their phones to get from place to place and if they don't they know 100% of their city street by street. That's not how it is in real life... but that's just a STUDENT'S point of view.
    Quote Originally Posted by motoleo View Post
    What is it about guys who decline to ask for directions thinking they know their way around when they really don't?
    You ever think that the majority of people who decline to ask for directions actually know where they're going?
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