iPhone dumps Google maps

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<table border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" width="95%"><tbody><tr><td class="InsidepageHeading" width="100%">Google Maps off iPhone, Facebook in</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smlTextBlack" width="100%"> June 12, 2012, 05:00 AM By Michael Liedtke and Peter Svensson The Associated Press </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="smlTextBlackStories" width="100%"> <table style="float:right;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="300"> </table>
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is kicking an important Google application off its iPhone and buddying up with Facebook rather than Google’s social network, as it distances itself from a bitter rival in the phone arena.

Google’s Maps application has resided on the iPhone since Apple launched the very first version of the phone in 2007. It’s one of the core apps on the phone, and can’t be deleted by the user.

But on Monday, Apple executives said Google Maps will be replaced by an Apple-developed app in iOS 6, the new operating system for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches. It’s set to be released late this year.

Apple and Google are locked in a fight over the attention of hundreds of millions of phone users, and the advertising opportunities that come with owning a mapping application.

Smartphones from companies like Samsung and Google’s own Motorola division are the chief alternatives to the iPhone, and Apple has been suing those manufacturers in court, accusing them of ripping off the iPhone’s ground-breaking features.

Apple also said it’s building Facebook into iOS 6, snubbing the Google Plus social network. Users will be able to update their Facebook status by talking to their phones, and “like” movies and apps in Apple’s iTunes store, Apple executive Scott Forstall said.

The announcements were part of the keynote presentation that kicked off Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

Apple presented new features in both phone and Mac software, plus updated laptops. But investors were mildly disappointed, as they expected more substantive news, like a hint of Apple’s ambition to get into making TVs. Analysts had speculated that Apple would at least update the software on the Apple TV, a small box that connects a TV set to iTunes for movie downloads, as a prelude to perhaps launching a fully integrated TV set.

Apple shares closed down $9.15, or 1.6 percent, at $571.17.

Apple updates its iOS software every year, to coincide with the launch of a new iPhone.

Among other updates in iOS 6, Apple’s voice-command application Siri will add a host of new languages, including Spanish, Korean and Mandarin Chinese, Forstall said. “She” will also be able to launch applications and movies, and will run on iPads for the first time.

Apple also said the new version of its Mac operating system, Mountain Lion, will go on sale next month for $20. The update brings features from Apple’s phone and tablet software, like the iMessage texting application, to the Mac.

Microsoft Corp., Apple’s competitor when it comes to computer software, is also making Windows more like its phone software, with the release of Windows 8 later this year. A key difference is that Microsoft is betting that PCs will have touch screens, while Apple is betting they won’t.

Mountain Lion will also bring dictation to Macs. Users will be able to input text by talking to the computer, in any program. This is already a feature of Microsoft Corp.’s competing Windows software.

On the hardware side, Apple showed off a laptop with a super-high resolution “Retina” display, setting a new standard for screen sharpness.

The new MacBook Pro will have a 15-inch screen and four times the resolution of previous models, Apple executive Phil Schiller said.

Apple already uses “Retina” displays — with individual pixels too small to be distinguished by the naked eye — in its latest iPhones and iPads.

On the phones and tablets, the Retina display is a standard feature. On the MacBook, it’s an expensive upgrade. The new MacBook will cost $2199 and up, $400 more than the non-Retina MacBook with the same-sized screen.

The new MacBook borrows features from the ultra-slim MacBook Air. It’s only slightly thicker, and like the Air, lacks a DVD drive. Instead of a spinning hard drive, it uses flash memory for storage. In the most radical departure from the last decades of PC design, it lacks an Ethernet port. Those who don’t want to use Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet will have to buy an adapter that goes into the MacBook’s “Thunderbolt” port.

Apple’s other MacBooks are being updated with the latest processors from Intel Corp. Apple will still sell a more traditional 15-inch MacBook Pro, with a standard display.

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Apple is trying to "un-google" ALL mac-related products. It's in the Steve Jobs Biography; he was that pissed with them after they lied to him about Android.
 

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Apple is trying to "un-google" ALL mac-related products. It's in the Steve Jobs Biography; he was that pissed with them after they lied to him about Android.
That may be true, but what I'm having a hard time understanding is how Apple is going to get real-time traffic feedback for their maps.
Traffic.com/NavTeq (recently partnered, possibly acquired by Google) provides real-time roadside radar feedback to GoogleMaps.

I've been trying to find how Tom Tom gets their real-time data, but the information available on the site is cryptic at best.
 

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That may be true, but what I'm having a hard time understanding is how Apple is going to get real-time traffic feedback for their maps.
Traffic.com/NavTeq (recently partnered, possibly acquired by Google) provides real-time roadside radar feedback to GoogleMaps.

I've been trying to find how Tom Tom gets their real-time data, but the information available on the site is cryptic at best.
theyve been doing it for years on their own, see #8 from a press release of a year ago when they and google got into trouble by al franken.

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/04/27Apple-Q-A-on-Location-Data.html

who cares about google maps on the iphone, i was pissed at first that i would lose street view, but then i remembered i never used it. i just want local maps so i can see them with no cell or wifi service.
 

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theyve been doing it for years on their own, see #8 from a press release of a year ago when they and google got into trouble by al franken.

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/04/27Apple-Q-A-on-Location-Data.html

who cares about google maps on the iphone, i was pissed at first that i would lose street view, but then i remembered i never used it. i just want local maps so i can see them with no cell or wifi service.
I couldn't care less about GoogleMaps, and I rarely use streetview, but I can see that traffic information failing. There's no way in hell that can get as accurate as NavTeq's collection method.
 

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I like Google Maps. Fuck Apple in Steve Jobs' rotting asshole.
 

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That's how I feel. My 4G Bionic does everything I need and nobody controls what applications I can put on it.
except that maybe your phone can be upgraded to the next OS or not

and all the spying on your data that Google does, no one seems to ever mention that like they do when it is discovered that Apple is doing something

and that is quickly either turned off by Apple or there is a way to turn it off discovered by the users

Googles only failure is the non standardization of their OS on all the phones because there are so many different phones and manufacturers
 
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except that maybe your phone can be upgraded to the next OS or not

and all the spying on your data that Google does, no one seems to ever mention that like they do when it is discovered that Apple is doing something

and that is quickly either turned off by Apple or there is a way to turn it off discovered by the users

Googles only failure is the non standardization of their OS on all the phones because there are so many different phones and manufacturers
yea cuz the iphone 3gs works so well with the latest Ios. and who really cares about the data thing its all anonymous anyway and if you really have shit to hide get a tracfone
 

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I guess the existence of the huge Android development community doesn't mean anything...
 

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Googles only failure is the non standardization of their OS on all the phones because there are so many different phones and manufacturers
That's a pretty big failure because it makes a lot of phones obsolete as soon as (or in some cases before) they come out. Pair that with the subpar build quality of most Android phones and you have some major problems.

My piece of shit Samsung phone just decides to reboot on its own randomly. It'll never get an upgrade, and there aren't even any custom ROMS for it.

If unlocked iPhones worked faster than EDGE on T-Mobile, I'd own another one in a second.
 

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I was listening to Op talking about the TomTom/Apple partnership, and it occurred to me that we should have been able to predict that. Apple made its intentions to ditch Google Maps clear weeks ago, maybe even months; it was a no-brainer that they would need to partner with someone for the GPS side of things, and who better than TomTom? They're like the biggest name in the industry.
 

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I was apparently wrong. T-Mobile is rolling out an update for my phone. From 2.3.5 to 2.3.6. They also changed the name of the phone.

Big fucking deal.
 

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Just so you know the maps beta is a mess. Apple likes to claim they have built the next best thing but it sucks. The article is on daily tech about maps not knowing continents or oceans, and directing developers to make a left of a bridge. Apple is going to fuck this up like they fucked up Siri. Then they call it a beta and all is forgiven by the itards. Google's free nav app is in beta and it is fucking awesome. I guess that is what happens when someone creates and innovates, versus repackage and market like apple does.
 

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Just so you know the maps beta is a mess. Apple likes to claim they have built the next best thing but it sucks. The article is on daily tech about maps not knowing continents or oceans, and directing developers to make a left of a bridge. Apple is going to fuck this up like they fucked up Siri. Then they call it a beta and all is forgiven by the itards. Google's free nav app is in beta and it is fucking awesome. I guess that is what happens when someone creates and innovates, versus repackage and market like apple does.
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Apple will do well for the next decade, but I wouldn't doubt that they get shitty after that. The company WAS Steve Jobs, and he's dead.

Android has some issues, but I will STILL take it over apple's inferior products any day of the week.
 
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It's pretty much accepted that iPhones have better build quality than almost every Android phone. And they have a much longer life due to better update policies.
as long as you dont touch points A,B,C and or D while using it ....or buying a specific item to not "ground" the phone or what ever the fuck that shit is and wasnt their 3rd gen not compatible with the 4th gen? like isnt iphone 3gs pretty muchuseless and people had to get the iphone 4?

i mean no matter where i hold my Samsung NS4G i never have an issue and ive gone from 2.3 - 4.04 without a hitch
 

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3 years later still loving my EVO. No real compulsion or cult like fanaticism to upgrade like iMos.
 

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That's how I feel. My 4G Bionic does everything I need and nobody controls what applications I can put on it.
This image just gets more ironic year after year...


That's a pretty big failure because it makes a lot of phones obsolete as soon as (or in some cases before) they come out. Pair that with the subpar build quality of most Android phones and you have some major problems.

My piece of shit Samsung phone just decides to reboot on its own randomly. It'll never get an upgrade, and there aren't even any custom ROMS for it.

If unlocked iPhones worked faster than EDGE on T-Mobile, I'd own another one in a second.
That's because you're buying the low-end Android phones. Your phone must be so shitty the devs don't even bother with it, and that's saying a lot. And I can think of 5 Androids that are just as good, if not better, than iPhones in terms of specs, features, and build quality.

And fuck Apple. I like how G maps integrates and syncs up with my desktop.
 

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as long as you dont touch points A,B,C and or D while using it ....or buying a specific item to not "ground" the phone or what ever the fuck that shit is
Turned out to be nothing more than media fearmongering. The VAST majority of people never had a problem.

and wasnt their 3rd gen not compatible with the 4th gen? like isnt iphone 3gs pretty muchuseless and people had to get the iphone 4?
Not even sure what this means, but the 3GS is still alive and well. You can even still buy it.

Meanwhile, there are literally dozens of Android phones that never get a single update. Or they get useless ones like my phone that I have to wait 6 months for an update that changes the phone's name and nothing more.
 

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That's because you're buying the low-end Android phones.
I have a Samsung Galaxy phone. Low end?

Before that was a MyTouch 4G that just died out of nowhere. Also not "low end".

It's not like I'm buying Huawei or LG junk.

Wish I could find the article that proved that Apple uses better components in their phones. I'll dig it up eventually.
 

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Since Google now owns Motorola's mobile division, I'm pretty confident my Bionic will continue to serve me well and be supported for quite some time.