1. R3dM0nd's Avatar
    I'm not really sure if this would work, but through jailbreaking wouldn't it be possible for someone to extract maps from ios5 and make it a standalone app for ios. I am switiching to the iphone either way just wondering if that is even possible.
    06-18-2012 01:15 AM
  2. pkcable's Avatar
    Anything is possible, BUT is it likely? We just don't know, it's too soon to tell. My guess is that someone WILL try it.
    06-18-2012 11:18 AM
  3. maraneric's Avatar
    All apps that use mapkit would still use Apple's new maps. They would have to introduce a lower, OS level hack to re-enable Google maps for all apps.
    06-18-2012 01:35 PM
  4. R3dM0nd's Avatar
    okay thanks i was just wondering this
    06-18-2012 01:49 PM
  5. jon01's Avatar
    google will probably release maps in the app store imo. question is will apple approve it?
    06-21-2012 12:28 PM
  6. ModeratorOMD's Avatar
    If there's a will, there's a way

    I want the old maps with Siri integration. But I want the new Maps with breadth and transit and Siri integration. Hmmm...

    All Apple has to do is add transit, and I think it might be good. Apple maps shouldn't be as bad as all that...
    Last edited by motoleo; 06-21-2012 at 12:47 PM.
    06-21-2012 12:44 PM
  7. pappy53's Avatar
    Apple maps have a long way to go to even catch up to Google maps. But they have to start somewhere.
    06-21-2012 04:52 PM
  8. LCW's Avatar
    the more i use the new Maps in iOS 6, the more there are things I like, but also the more I dislike. The map quality from TomTom SUCKS. Maybe in big city centers, it's a wash with Google, but out in the sticks, where I live, the reduction in Map detail is massive. Not to mention many incorrect or outright missing features (roads, rivers, etc).

    but I guess this is the FIRST version of it... hopefully Apple can push things and get it to be equal to or better than Google maps...
    06-24-2012 11:39 AM
  9. ModeratorOMD's Avatar
    You better pray your city is on the map. This will be my last summer vacation.
    06-24-2012 11:55 AM
  10. kch50428's Avatar
    You better pray your city is on the map. This will be my last summer vacation.
    I managed to get around perfectly fine before maps on smartphones. If you can't manage that, perhaps it's better you do stay home... #justsayin
    06-24-2012 12:00 PM
  11. ModeratorOMD's Avatar
    We'll be seeing if you'll be tooting the same horn come launch day.
    06-24-2012 07:40 PM
  12. LCW's Avatar
    In the beta 2 notes... hope yet for better detail in satellite view...

    Map data will continue to evolveonly a limited amount of high resolution satellite imagery is currently available.
    06-25-2012 03:49 PM