• http://www.proservicesks.com Frank Woodman Jr

    Apple is as always not truly about users it’s about money. And rather than allow the much better Google maps to be available to it’s users it will try to force, for it’s own benefit, it’s users to settle for what is obviously an inferior beta maps program.

    As one who had seen the Apple “maps” in action I was very disappointed and decided that until I could know that Google maps would be available I would wait to get the Apple iPhone 5.

    So while my single purchase won’t affect Apples decision the uproar shows that I’m certainly not alone in my disappointment. Now only time will tell if Apple gives it’s users choice or if they dictate to them. That decision will be the deciding factor on my next phone purchase.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.mifsud2 Tony Mifsud

    Have tried apple maps on iPhone4S and VERY blurry when you zoom in. how do I get my Goole maps back?

  • cooldoods

    “we are just getting started with it” = “yes, it’s beta”

  • http://www.facebook.com/the.nathaniel.bailey Nathaniel Bailey

    Boom! And this is a perfect example of why I have stuck with my Android phones, Apple has always been about making money and that’s all they give a damn about, their clients have never seemed to matter IMO because this isn’t the first – and I’m sure it wont be the last – time that Apple has done this sort of thing!

    Just look at the ipad, they point blank refused to allow flash, which I believe was mainly so people couldn’t use other companies services such as youtube (owned by google) and now Apple remove google maps!

    Something tells me google are going to have to fight if they want a chance of getting a google maps app on the iphone!?

  • http://twitter.com/dmazelier David Mazelier

    Marketshares? Advertising? Of course they will build a new Google Map app. Do you really think Google can let the iOS users going away?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/kumar.rajjesh Kumar Rajesh

    Apple should start using Nokia Maps

  • ESPInfo

    I agree with this. While it is possible that they will add it (and perhaps even likely), it certainly wouldn’t surprise me if they didn’t. If Apple maps suck and continue to do so, people may be willing to buy a Droid phone just to get the much better integrated Google Maps product.

  • http://twitter.com/Mavelor2 Anthony Smith

    This is not Google’s problem. This is Apple’s problem.

  • http://www.webstatsart.com/ Webstats Art

    We are not having any problems at all with Apple Maps. In fact they work faster than Google maps and iOS 6 is awesome. Apple’s share price is also going through the roof again, so investors can rejoice!

  • http://twitter.com/GrAndroid Grand Droid

    The most popular way right now is to use the Google Maps HTML5 app by going to maps.google.com on phone. I heard there is no way to get the native google based maps app back short of downgrading OS (jailbreaking might be a prerequisite).

  • http://profiles.google.com/terrell.gibbs Terrell Gibbs

    I’ve gotten occasional bizarre routing suggestions on occasion from every GPS I’ve ever tried, including Google Maps. A huge number of people just started using Apple’s Maps application, so it’s not clear yet if these reports indicate a higher frequency of errors that with other GPS devices and apps. I’d like to see somebody do a statistical survey of routing to a bunch of randomly chosen destinations on Apple Maps and some competing applications and devices. I do miss the transit routing, but there are already multiple 3rd party apps stepping into this gap.

  • cjvannette

    It’s kind of astounding how badly handled this was. Even without the glaring errors (which, as others have pointed out, are common in maps & navigation apps), it’s simply not as good as Google Maps. Don’t replace a good product with an inferior one.

  • Relentlessfocus

    Just to add to that, use the arrow on the bottom of the Safari screen and choose save to home screen. Do it for Nokia maps too. Now you have it better than ever.

  • http://blog.clayburngriffin.com/ Clayburn Griffin

    I don’t understand the appeal of Apple products.

  • http://cczy.livejournal.com/ cczy

    My personal opinion (and my friends said the same), that Google Maps is more convenient application. Think, nothing bad will happened with Google.

  • http://twitter.com/quigger Jason Hughes

    It’s not just the quality of the maps and the location information amiss. Without Google Maps on ios6 – there is no Streetview (you can download a third party app though). Secondly, I’ve tried to update information on iMaps, like wrong pin locations, but within iMaps feedback/report options I can’t move the pin to the correct location, it just moves the whole map view. Additionally YouTube has been removed in the upgrade. :-(

  • http://www.facebook.com/jimwang Jim Wang

    Say what you will about Steve Jobs and his draconian leadership style but if he were alive this probably wouldn’t have happened.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=647267786 Santos Jaimes

    Apple sucks big time! The way I see it 2013 will be its last year of success as Samsung and Android are already getting better products to the market. Apple sold 2 million new iPhone 5 the first day? So what! Android has been selling 1.8 units daily for months, and that is why Apple is so scared of Android’s market share getting bigger and bigger, and prefer to sue Samsung to squeeze a bit more money for them while they can.

    Did you know that Foxconn (Apple supplier) pays its employees less than $400.00 a month while in the USA the Federal wage level is currently USD 7.25. That hourly wage times 8 hours per day, times 5 days per week, times 4 weeks per month is USD 1160.00. Now, do you think Apple would make so much money if they had to pay minimum wage salaries at the USA level? Would yo work for $400 per month?

    Minimum wages: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._minimum_wages
    Foxconn pay: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/19/technology/foxconn-to-raise-salaries-for-workers-by-up-to-25.html?_r=0