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They were still problems, but it's as you say: no one had anything else better back then.

That's kind of the point. Apple is forcing millions of people using what it laughingly calls "the worlds most advanced mobile operating system" to using mapping software from 2005. They should have kept Google's maps and ran their own version separately until their metrics showed that more people were using their version.
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What I don't understand is why Apple doesn't just leave the apps to the companies that do it well. Google makes maps. Good ones. Apple, let Google power your mapping software so you can actually have a functioning device! For crying out loud, Google Maps is FREE! (FREE!)

That's what I don't get, since the iPhone's success is 99% due to other people making good apps for it. The bare OS is nothing more than a primitive shell for launching 3rd party apps.
    
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That's what I don't get, since the iPhone's success is 99% due to other people making good apps for it. The bare OS is nothing more than a primitive shell for launching 3rd party apps.

I believe my reference to iOS was similar. Bare bones was the terminology I used.

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Hrhr, all this bad Press about Apples, funny route planning and Earthquake maps, the 1st nail in the coffin, they just overdone it with their hype about the iphone and sueing the crap out of everyone else.

Now the users are dissapointed and a good bit will never again buy a new iphone after this fail.
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If anyone wants a good laugh: http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/

A lot of things ok, but how could they not get NYC correct....?

Complete joke, I am still holding out on iphone5
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lmao... I knew leonardo was to blame all along
    
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Can someone check, is apple's share drop because of this? biggrin.gif
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Bad maps are bad.

Google maps are lightyears ahead, and forcing people to use their insult of direction software with no choice of anything else is ridiculous.

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Google Maps has had over 7 years to mature, it obviously wasn't perfect when it came out either.
Apple Maps just came out...this month.

True. However, Apple places themselves as makers of quality products that are released without (glaring) bugs and glitches.

Seems like it was rushed just so they could get rid of Google, which is amusing. They probably hurt themselves more by forcing an unrefined product over letting people choose. But hey, Apple has never been (and never will be) about choice.

For legal reasons Apple could not use Google Maps if they wanted turn-by-turn navigation (I'm not sure what those legal reasons are), my guess is that they rushed this product to introduce turn-by-turn with iOS 6 and the iPhone 5. Still not a good excuse for rushing this product, but it is a good reason why they moved away from using Google Maps.

Personally I could care less, I have GPS in my car. But I can understand for those that relied on their phones for GPS how frustrating this could be.

There is a Google Earth app available, but honestly Apple should probably work with Google to get a Google Maps app in the store for at least another year while they get this ironed out.
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Can someone check, is apple's share drop because of this? biggrin.gif

Apple's stock is up on Friday.
700.09 +1.39 (0.20%)

I'm sure investors are excited about Apple's record breaking first day sales and what looks to be a great first weekend for them. The Samsung S3 has sold 20 million copies in 100 days, the iPhone 5 is being estimated by some to sell 10 million in the first 10 days. I think the 10 million is a stretch given the delays that are occurring, but regardless the iPhone 5 is going to sell like hotcakes, there are a lot of iPhone 4 owners that have just become eligible for upgrades, and a lot of people passed on the 4S.

EDIT: Sorry for the double post.
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