iOS 6 lacking on 4
So my girlfriend came over to the iphone from android a month or so ago (after a lot of convincing), and loves the phone. The only thing she thought was dumb was that the iPhone didn't offer free turn-by-turn GPS (we use MapQuest). After reading about the new features in iOS 6, I ran to her to tell her the good news.....turn-by-turn is coming.
Then today, I see that the iPhone 4 is not getting this feature, and a few others. I am not too happy with this. Crappy, bottom of the barrel Android phones do turn-by-turn, voice to text, etc, well. The iPhone 4 is much more powerful than many of those, and we can't get it without jailbreaking.
I edited this post to not seem as whinny or angry. These aren't huge issues for me personally, but still are somewhat frustrating.
Last edited by jmburke1982; 06-13-2012 at 10:16 AM.
- 06-13-2012, 09:21 AM #2
Whether owners of the iPhone 4 and earlier models are "getting screwed" is debatable. Like time, technology continues to progress and not everyone and every device will progress with it. The iPhone 4 was introduced in 2010 and thus, it 'may' not have the power to function in the manner befitting an iPhone with iOS 6 installed. I'm not saying that is the case because I do not know, but I know at some point in time, my iPhone 4S will be obsolete. That's just the way it is.
By the way, I was a big MapQuest app user until I gave Waze a try and I love it so much more. Give it a try.
Just Me, D
- 06-13-2012, 10:11 AM #3
I guess my whole frustration stems from (as I stated) entry level, weak android phones offer features that even the 3gs could tackle...such as the turn by turn navigation. Unfortunately, not all of us have the cash to purchase the latest and greatest all the time...guess maybe I will have to!
- 06-13-2012, 12:38 PM #6
Everyone in the world may know this but I just found it yesterday. I was using the White & Yellow Pages app and figured out that it has "turn by turn" navigation built into it! Nice! I assume they use Google. IDK but it worked great! It even talked to me and told me when to turn!
- 06-13-2012, 01:07 PM #8
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- 06-13-2012, 01:47 PM #12
I understand that there are apps for that, and it can be achieved by jailbreaking...but my point is this is something that shouldn't require a third pary app or a jailbreak (at least not now that it is available for a few apple devices).
If I am not mistaken, turn-by-turn navigation came with every android OS since the beginning, and on every device whether it was a cheapy, entry level device, or the greatest, fastest device to date. I can totally understand if apple doesn't want to add the 3d aspect of the new maps to the iPhone 4 and lower, but simple turn-by-turn should be added...even to the 3gs.
- 06-13-2012, 02:12 PM #15
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- 06-13-2012, 03:02 PM #17Hell the 3GS can do turn by turn.Apple is aware of this but they want their customers to dump perfectly functioning devices and upgrade for the $$$. The "outdated hardware" excuse is cop out on their part.
Just Me, D
- 06-13-2012, 03:12 PM #18iPhone Nanite
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well i agree to the fact that the iPhone 4 can do turn by turn just as well as the iPhone 4s but i also don't mind the fact that it will only be a feature on the 4s. i have an iPhone 4 not the S model and i will be getting the iPhone 5 when it is released. But to all those that are disgruntled about the iPhone 4 lacking the privilege to use turn by turn then maybe you should jailbreak cause I'm sure that the jail breaking community will release a way to activate that feature maybe even before the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 is released. But to sum up everything, its all about money and you can't really hate cause thats how all technology works. Something new is released then something better comes out and outdates the old.
- 06-13-2012, 03:41 PM #20
Thank you to JustMe'D and the few other members who added to this conversation. It seems that this whole post is going to turn into an argument, which is not what I meant it to be. I was under the impression that these forums were a place for people with similar likes (in this case phones) to meet and discuss different questions, comments, concerns, ideas, disapointments, loves, hates, etc.
It appears that I broke the unspoken rule of mentioning a different OS; so I am very sorry to all of those who I have offended in acknowledging the fact that there are other companies competing with Apple.
- 06-13-2012, 03:48 PM #22
- 06-13-2012, 03:56 PM #23
If you spend the amount of money on a phone that the iPhone requires it should be good for a few years
I like apple stuff but I still do not like they way the company operates sometimes
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- 06-13-2012, 03:58 PM #24