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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    I hear you and thank you for replying. I guess I'm just, I don't know, old school. I grew up with a map book and during my days in the Marine Corps traveling to various places to drink, party and chase the girls, a Rand McNally map helped me reach my destination. A few years back, I purchased an in-vehicle Garmin GPS unit which works wonderfully and I keep it updated. With that in mind, if a smartphone didn't come with built-in turn by turn navigation or even a map, I'm not hindered in the least and I think a lot of people fall into that category. Besides, thanks to willing developers, I could always use Waze, MapQuest or any of the paid mapping apps. I just think too much is being made about Apple's new mapping feature and what it does and does not do especially when there are 3rd party remedies.


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    I guess the boy scouts was good for something... then later the Navy... I dont need to follow a line to get where I'm going. Give em a map and an address, I'll get there.

    Just to be clear, I am a public transit user. Transit routes were nice to have, but I never totally relied on them through Google Maps. MARTA (Atlanta) has a pretty awesome web app for for trips and schedules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryland View Post
    I guess the boy scouts was good for something
    No doubt about it! An alumni of Troop 154 in da house
    then later the Navy
    OOH-RAH!
    I dont need to follow a line to get where I'm going. Give em a map and an address, I'll get there.
    Same here, my friend.

    Just to be clear, I am a public transit user. Transit routes were nice to have, but I never totally relied on them through Google Maps. MARTA (Atlanta) has a pretty awesome web app for for trips and schedules.
    Understood.




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    TTC does have a web site, with a mobile version... they also partner with - and state on their web site that their schedule info is available by any one of several mobile phone apps (without naming them...) - with all those options, I don't see the fuss here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLiNK View Post
    wait... you didn't hear?? he's going to try it out now. teehee
    STOP THE PRESS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockdog97 View Post
    STOP THE PRESS!
    For your entertainment - direct link to post: http://forums.imore.com/ios-6-forum/...ml#post1885163

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    Quote Originally Posted by motoleo View Post
    I JUST said this!! Down with iOS6!
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    I knowww... up down up down up down.. what's next?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockdog97 View Post
    I knowww... up down up down up down.. what's next?
    With that much flip-flopping, he could run for president.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fausty82 View Post
    With that much flip-flopping, he could run for president.
    Or the refill of Xanax came in today....
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    Latest actually is he is selling his 4 and 4s for a iPhone 5 lol
    that will be preloaded with IOS6 lol

    Maybe he can hurry and downgrade it to 5.1.1 while apple is signing it lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by motoleo View Post
    I echo this. And I think it's irresponsible for Apple to drag their users into this back and forth Google vs Apple lawsuit crap. That is why they're doing it right?
    Seriously!!! If they couldn't offer an equivalent service, they shouldn't have replaced Google Maps yet!!!

    And I am NOT going to go without OS updates to preserve an important function because Apple thinks it's ok to remove useful things for no god damned reason.

    You guys are being sycophantic Apple fanboys, and are just trying to argue your point by picking on the two people effected by this who disagree with you. I love Apple as much as the next, I have no plans of getting another device because I'm so locked into Apple's ecosystems, hell I even develop for iOS. But I am not about to make excuses for Apple when they pull bull**** like this over a stupid tech turf war with Google because they're butthurt over Android's (perceived or real) popularity.

    Quote Originally Posted by LCW View Post
    you went and updated to a beta software of iOS 6... it is NOT RELEASED! How can you be mad for something you voluntarily did, and took upon the risks, which are CLEARLY labeled on Apple's Developer site... it's not like you upgrade to iOS 6 by accident... you voluntarily upgraded, now you must deal with what comes with running a beta software that isn't ready for prime time.

    What is up with all the whiners about iOS 6?? Apple should run CLOSED beta's from now on to avoid this childish reaction to software that isn't yet ready for release....
    This is an uneducated argument... They aren't going to add these things (street view and full transit directions) between now and the final release. And even if they do, I was really making this thread to discuss that it had disappointed me for now, let other similar users know, and see if anyone else had been effected in the same way.

    I'm not saying I HAVE TO use iOS 6 or that anyone FORCED ME. I'm saying I will be using iOS 6, and it sucks that Apple has replaced Google Maps with a LESS USEFUL service because it has their name on it instead.

    Imagine if Apple removed Google from their options for search engines. People across the world would be "whining" over it, and I'm willing to bet a lot of you would be "whining" along with them.
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    the solution to anyone not happy with the new maps app in iOS 6... a) downgrade to 5.1.1 b) switch to Android...
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    I think what those that don't like the new maps dont understand is that it was much more important for apple to get a turn by turn solution out the door than it was to preserve googles maps and transit directions. It's safer when driving and I'm sure if you polled most iOS users they would rather have turn by turn rather than transit info. Google was never going to give apple turn by turn or all of its best features. It's becoming a must have feature for a smart phone.

    Besides apple clearly stated the API would be open to developers to create even better transit tie ins to the map.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jellotime91 View Post
    Imagine if Apple removed Google from their options for search engines. People across the world would be "whining" over it, and I'm willing to bet a lot of you would be "whining" along with them.
    Hmmmm.... An Apple Search engine... I'd try it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jellotime91 View Post
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    You guys are being sycophantic Apple fanboys, and are just trying to argue your point by picking on the two people effected by this who disagree with you. I love Apple as much as the next, I have no plans of getting another device because I'm so locked into Apple's ecosystems, hell I even develop for iOS. But I am not about to make excuses for Apple when they pull bull**** like this over a stupid tech turf war with Google because they're butthurt over Android's (perceived or real) popularity.

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    I am not an Apple fanboy, but I am very pleased with the Apple products that I own. In no way, shape or form am I picking on you because of conflicting viewpoints. I'm better than that! All I tried to do was, not make excuses for Apple, but to show that it has the right to protect its own interests even to the point of removing a competitor's product from its devices. As consumers, we have several choices: (1) Buy non-Apple products (2) Continue to buy Apple products and (3) Complain to Apple and hope they listen. I can't explain it any clearer. No company, including Apple, can please every customer and even as a developer, the product you create will not be purchased by everyone and for those who do purchase it, they will not all be satisfied. That's just how it is. Anyway, take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.


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    Motoleo is really a good example of people who shouldn't be allowed to use beta software, all I've heard from this guy the last couple of days is whining...
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    Omg. Not this crap again...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Guacho View Post
    Motoleo is really a good example of people who shouldn't be allowed to use beta software, all I've heard from this guy the last couple of days is whining...
    I dont believe he is.. just commenting complaining about a beta software from the "outside."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guacho View Post
    Motoleo is really a good example of people who shouldn't be allowed to use beta software, all I've heard from this guy the last couple of days is whining...
    False. Wrong. Incorrect. Go away. I haven't touched the beta software. Ever.

    Here's the thing though, it's called Apple MAPS. Clue's in the title. Map. A representation of land. Showing physical features, roads, cities, businesses, buses, trains, taxis, a collection of data.

    Not turn by turn, leave that to Garmin. I don't know what app Apple is replacing with Maps in iOS 6, but it isn't Maps.

    And the crazy thing is that this is supposed to be iOS6's main feature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motoleo View Post
    False. Wrong. Incorrect. Go away. I haven't touched the beta software. Ever.

    Here's the thing though, it's called Apple MAPS. Clue's in the title. Map. A representation of land. Showing physical features, roads, cities, businesses, buses, trains, taxis, a collection of data.

    Not turn by turn, leave that to Garmin. I don't know what app Apple is replacing with Maps in iOS 6, but it isn't Maps.

    And the crazy thing is that this is supposed to be iOS6's main feature.
    A map is exactly what you said... a representation of land showing physical features, roads, cities, business (locations), bus (routes), train/rail lines - a collection of data.

    A map is NOT turn-by-turn directions, but neither is it a bus schedule, a route time table or a bus route navigation tool. Same is true for train and light rail. Maps can show where those service routes are located (as in the case of showing where the physical train tracks run). But the time tables and navigation tools are services that an app developer may or may not add as an additional layer to the iPhone app.

    Leaving one or more of the services out does not stop it from being a map or a map app.
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    What is the big thing about turn by turn though? It's kind of like spoon feeding. I mean you already had like a "Go here," then "Go here" but with turn by turn they're basically holding your hand.

    Transit is more useful, because you have the lay of the land- you can do what you want when you want. To whatever fits your schedule.
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    I think this thread has about run its course. Don't you?
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