Google Maps return as app for iPhone

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  1. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    SAN FRANCISCO – Google Maps have found their way back to the iPhone.

    The world's most popular online mapping system returned late Wednesday with the release of the Google Maps' iPhone app. The release comes nearly three months after Apple Inc. replaced Google Maps as the device's built-in navigation system and inserted its own maps into the latest version of its mobile operating system.

    Apple's maps proved to be far inferior to Google's. The product's shoddiness prompted Apple CEO Tim Cook to issue a rare public apology and recommend that iPhone owners consider using Google maps through a mobile Web browser or seek other alternatives until his company could fix the problems. Cook also replaced the executive in charge of Apple's mobile operating system after the company's maps became a subject of widespread ridicule

    Among other things, Apple's maps misplaced landmarks, overlooked towns and sometimes got people horribly lost. In a particularly egregious example flagged this week, Australian police derided Apple's maps as "life-threatening" because the system was steering people looking for the city of Mildura into a sweltering, remote desert 44 miles (71 kilometers) from the desired destination.

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    Not a big deal we were told. I remember reading that users raved about it. Told by a very popular Apple fan boy right here in our very own community.

    Odd how if Apples Maps were sooooo great, that they would practically beg Google to come assist them. ;)

    Anyways, glad you Apple freaks got some great software back on that closed OS of yours. Enjoy!
  2. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    Going to a Cowboys game recently with friends, they used their iPhone to head to the stadium: It gave incorrect directions twice on the trip....
  3. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    Haven't had any issues with mine....and I depend on it heavily when responding to emergencies. I'd be lying if it didn't raise some level of concern, however. Good thing I have a map book. ;)
  4. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    Like I said way back, a bunch of inflated drama over something that would be addressed quickly and over something so silly. Maybe people need to learn how to get somewhere without having to use a cell phone.

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