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Riamen
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join:2002-11-04
Calgary
reply to haroldo

Re: ios6 Maps is amazing!

While we're improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest

It would be nice if those apps were actually available outside the US.


haroldo

join:2004-01-16
united state
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said by Riamen:

While we're improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest

It would be nice if those apps were actually available outside the US.

waze available?

Riamen
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join:2002-11-04
Calgary
Yes Waze is available, at least in Canada it is.


Nezmo
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Coppell, TX
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reply to Metatron2008
I've been wondering how the maps improve with more use by users. If I search a location and it gives me the wrong place how does that get corrected in the database? I realize I'm ignorant here. I'm just very curious how the maps will improved from use because I've heard it stated many times now.
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Puyallup, WA
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You bring up a good point. I would imagine it would automatically send Apple your actual position via location services vs you search results.
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drew
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Port Orchard, WA
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reply to ptrowski
said by ptrowski:

So there you go, even Tim Cook says Maps is a dud.

Just so everyone knows, statements like this is are why companies rarely, if ever, communicate with their customers in any kind of relevant fashion.

This negative attitude is annoying to me.

You don't like the new Maps app - that's fine. Apple's CEO is acknowledging the fact that lots of people have said something derogatory about it, not saying it sucks himself. I don't get why everyone tries to put words in people's mouths.
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AVD
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Onion, NJ
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reply to Nezmo
said by Nezmo:

I've been wondering how the maps improve with more use by users. If I search a location and it gives me the wrong place how does that get corrected in the database? I realize I'm ignorant here. I'm just very curious how the maps will improved from use because I've heard it stated many times now.

Waze is crowdsourced. Google has a report problems on its website. I actually reported a problem (wrong name of a town) and got a personalized email response 24 hours later.
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labear

join:2002-10-26
reply to haroldo

Re: ios6 Maps is amazing!

Any way to turn off the alert on my Iphone 4 to upgrade to IOS6?


skeechan
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Expand your moderator at work


ptrowski
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Putnam, CT
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reply to drew

Re: ios6 Maps is amazing!

said by drew:

said by ptrowski:

So there you go, even Tim Cook says Maps is a dud.

Just so everyone knows, statements like this is are why companies rarely, if ever, communicate with their customers in any kind of relevant fashion.

This negative attitude is annoying to me.

You don't like the new Maps app - that's fine. Apple's CEO is acknowledging the fact that lots of people have said something derogatory about it, not saying it sucks himself. I don't get why everyone tries to put words in people's mouths.

Drew, of course not, lighten up a bit.
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miataman

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said by squircle:

I'll have you know that "this awesome airport" is Toronto Pearson International Airport,

. And I thought it was the most awesomest skateboard pahk evah !!!
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1 recommendation

reply to Metatron2008
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haroldo

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Stacy
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New York, NY
reply to haroldo
An apology is nice. Bringing back the Google Maps App would've been better. The Web version still doesn't seem to have StreetView.

So how long will it take Tim Cook to apologize for PassBook?


DrModem
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Well, this proves that this is definitely post-Jobs Apple.

Badonkadonk
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Because the CEO apologized for the terrible product quality, the terrible product quality itself or because the CEO actually recommended Google as an alternative?
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Andy from CA
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Anaheim, CA
reply to DrModem
said by DrModem:

Well, this proves that this is definitely post-Jobs Apple.

I wonder where Apple would be had Steve not come back and the iPod never came out.

BTW: Fringe returns tonight on FOX.


skeechan
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Bankrupt.


DrModem
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reply to Badonkadonk
said by Badonkadonk:

Because the CEO apologized for the terrible product quality, the terrible product quality itself or because the CEO actually recommended Google as an alternative?

D. All of the above


drew
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reply to Metatron2008
One gripe so far is with the speed and accuracy of Find My iPhone. We use it to check where one another is at when we can't get a hold of each other. Wife has an extremely long commute and has to work during it.
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said by drew:

One gripe so far is with the speed and accuracy of Find My iPhone. We use it to check where one another is at when we can't get a hold of each other. Wife has an extremely long commute and has to work during it.

Try the Apple app "Find Friends". Seems to work better and faster for that purpose.
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drew
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we may make the transition, but FMI worked beautifully pre-iOS6


chrisretusn
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reply to Metatron2008
I'm currently in the States. This made the local evening news today. LOL.
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AVD
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reply to drew
said by drew:

One gripe so far is with the speed and accuracy of Find My iPhone. We use it to check where one another is at when we can't get a hold of each other. Wife has an extremely long commute and has to work during it.

I use google latitude for that. There are privacy implications.
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Michail
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Boynton Beach, FL
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reply to Metatron2008
The worldwide come apart over this is kind of amusing when there are so many mapping options available, many even free.

But a benefit is going to be Apple is probably going to make one hell of an improvement. From the sounds of it they are hiring some of the top cartographers around.

jibrish

join:2012-09-30
Menasha, WI
reply to Metatron2008
Looks legit to me. hahaaha