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ANON1248837340478
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ANON1248837340478,
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12/17/2012 | 6:11:10 PM
re: 5 Ways Google Maps Beats Apple Maps
It was never clear exactly how much, if any, of the code for the original iOS Maps came from Google, but it still used Google's map data. Based on the look and feel, I'm guessing Google helped write it or at least provided big chunks of the code.
ANON1252035144238
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ANON1252035144238,
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12/16/2012 | 7:29:24 AM
re: 5 Ways Google Maps Beats Apple Maps
"Your app really has to stink for a police department to warn against its use."

What do you expect from a writer with an axe to grind with Apple but to write lies.

The problem with map data is Apple get them from many sources and if the source provides bad data it will be reflected in Apple Maps so for this instance the fault lies here -

The bad directions issue that led local police in Australia to steer motorists away from Apple's Maps app may not entirely be the iPhone-maker's fault.
Apparently there are two listings for the same problematic location in the Australian Gazetteer, the de facto local geographical dictionary that lists some 322,000 locations and their corresponding GPS coordinates.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1357...
klassendg
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klassendg,
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12/16/2012 | 4:18:18 AM
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Apple Maps is as good as it has to be. It made Google afraid it was being cut off from it's biggest revenue stream, iOS. So Google had to fast track their own Maps. Mission Acomplished!
David Berlind
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David Berlind,
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12/16/2012 | 4:12:13 AM
re: 5 Ways Google Maps Beats Apple Maps
I think it's a bit of a stretch to sa that Apple has "almost took over the computer industry as well as the cell phone industry." Both industries are huge globally and Apple has "taken over" neither and if anything, is beginning to see it's share of the smartphone market erode due to Android. That doesn't mean that Apple won't continue to break sales records with every new iPhone. But "take over" isn't about iPhone 5 sales vs. iPhone 4 sales. It's about iOS vs other operating systems and in that battle, no one has taken over. It's a bit of dead heat.
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veggiedude,
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12/16/2012 | 4:08:58 AM
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Triumphant return? it is the first time Google has made a maps app for iOS.
ANON1248720440898
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ANON1248720440898,
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12/16/2012 | 1:40:43 AM
re: 5 Ways Google Maps Beats Apple Maps
This article has a huge anti-Apple slant to it, and has very little basis, if any, in truth. Apple maps literally BLOW AWAY Google maps, there is NO COMPARISON insofar as SPEED is concerned. Do another bong hit and tell us about some trollers in Austrialia and what they had to say.

There is no bigger fanboy than the Apple haters. You guys are hurting right about now. Apple has almost took over the computer industry as well as the cell phone industry.
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12/15/2012 | 10:27:18 PM
re: 5 Ways Google Maps Beats Apple Maps
I'm not an Apple fanboy by any means, but I compared the driving directions given by Apple maps, Google maps, my Garmin GPS, and a TomTom GPS, and Apple's were the best here in west suburban Chicago. Just giving props where due. Overall, I like Google maps better.
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12/15/2012 | 7:28:28 PM
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Bobbing at Apple.


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