Report: Google Maps for iOS coming out 'tonight'

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  1. eliasbboy

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    Source: http://allthingsd.com/20121212/google-set-to-release-ios-maps-app-tonight/?mod=atdtweet



    Google plans to release its much-awaited iOS Maps app tonight, according to sources familiar with the matter.
    The app should be a welcome addition for many iPhone users, who have been unhappy with an Apple-made replacement.
    [​IMG]Google Maps had been pre-installed on the iPhone since the smartphone first launched, but the app was bounced in September with the debut of iOS 6.
    The big reason for the change? Google had declined to provide voice navigation for Apple’s map app, among other features, after it had made significant investment in building out turn-by-turn directions for its own mapping products on Android and elsewhere.
    However, Apple’s replacement mapping app was clearly not ready for prime time when it launched, and it continues to lead people astray and lack significant features such as transit directions.
    Google did not immediately reply to a request for comment. A spokesperson for Apple declined to comment.
    Apple CEO Tim Cook formally apologized to users for Mapplegate, and since then both mobile software head Scott Forstall and maps manager Rich Williamson have been ousted.
    Meanwhile, Google execs such as Eric Schmidt had hinted that a replacement app was in the works but noted that it would have to be approved by Apple.
    Just the fact that the Google Maps will be available for iOS doesn’t mean everyone will use it; the app will still be competing with Apple’s competitor, which is installed by default. But at least a few holdouts will be happy they can now finally upgrade to iOS 6.
     
  2. jackie the jerk

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    I just want my street view back :bigcry:
     
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    oh Apple's not gonna approve that.. Apple Maps did get me lost today though, where Google maps did have the updated information..

    problem is, Siri won't work with google maps, and google maps won't launch from an application or browser
     
  4. zhukov

    zhukov Time traveler Gold

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    Apple angst...

    :lol:
     
  5. Harry Gibbs

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    apple maps has been nothing but perfect every time i've used it. it's worked flawlessly.
     
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    she's a beaut
     
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    seems like a great app, really fast also
     
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    it appears to be only two dementional
     
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    Got it, still can't see street view
     
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    enter address, swipe up from the bottom of the screen, click street view. you can also hold your finger down on the map until a pin shows up, then swipe up, click street view.
     
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    I've been waiting for this!
     
  15. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    The Apple maps app worked fine for me but this is a great addition!
     
  16. jackie the jerk

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    Me too but they took away their street view which I loved.
     
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    Bing and Mapquest are more accurate than Google Maps.
     
  18. Dave

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    I used it to find a 7-11 and it sent me around the corner from the place to someones house. That was the only glitch though, it's been fine for me ever since too.
     
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    Which Mod put me in Time Out? I need to know this.
     
  20. hoochieking

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    Apple Map works just fine for me, bunch of whiny ass babies out there I guess.