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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘iOS 6’

Steve Wozniak Thinks iOS 6 Maps Aren’t That Bad

The iPhone 5 came out last week, and it brought with it a new Maps app that nobody likes. Many people are comparing it to the antennae problems in the iPhone 4. While Apple is scrambling to fix it, company co-founder Steve Wozniak has finally given his thoughts on the issue. ZDNet reports that Wozniak was speaking at an event …

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Google Has Not Submitted A Maps App To Apple Yet

There have been a lot of rumors and speculation about Google Maps on iOS over the past week or so, but Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has set the record straight in relation to one rumor. Apple is not currently holding up the Google Maps app for iOS. Reuters reports that Schmidt confirmed that Google has “not done anything yet.” …

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Is Apple Restricting Google Chrome For iOS Out Of Spite?

Apple’s new Maps app in iOS 6 has been a constant source of entertainment since its launch. Beyond the laughs, Apple going with their own Maps app underscores a very important point – Apple now sees Google as their main competitor. To that end, Apple may be engaging in some decidedly anti-Google tactics. As pointed out by Thomas Baekdal on …

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Google Maps Seen Running on iOS 6 iPhone

Ever since the release of iOS 6, users have been complaining about the quality of the new Maps app. Apple decided that they could make a maps app just as good (or better) than Google, and replaced Google Maps with their own software. Unfortunately, iPhone users have now seen that the maps provided by Apple are plagued with distorted satellite …

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Google Maps Has 7,100 Employees Working on it

Instead of allowing Google to implement features, such as turn-by-turn navigation, that Android users have enjoyed for years, Apple instead decided to remove Google Maps from its mobile operating system. To replace it, Apple shopped around and bought its own mapping and satalite information, then had its own engineers develop an app for iOS 6. I’m sure Apple though it …

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Apple Is Reportedly Recruiting People From Google Maps

While a few have stuck up for the product, there seems to be a general consensus that Apple Maps is bad. Apple dropped Google Maps with its latest iOS update, opting to go with its own product (which actually draws from TomTom and a variety of other offerings). While the move does make some amount of competitive sense for Apple …

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iOS 6 Maps Got You Down? Foursquare Says They Have “The Perfect Map”

Although iOS 6 is overwhelmingly popular (Apple announced 100 million upgrades already), one aspect of Apple’s new mobile operating system is leaving a lot to be desired. Apple ditched Google Maps for their own iOS 6 Maps project, and the results have been…oy vey. From the first day that iOS 6 was available to download, users have been complaining about …

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Look At All This Stuff Google Maps Has Launched Since Apple Dropped It

At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June, the company revealed iOS 6, which replaces Google Maps in the operating system with Apple’s own product. This week, iOS device users got “treated” to Apple’s new product. Suffice it to say, there’s been a bit of complaining. Many users want Google Maps back. We thought it might be fun to take a …

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Apple is Hiring Software Engineers to Improve the iOS 6 Maps App

It’s clear now that Apple screwed up when it gave Google Maps the boot, and now there is evidence that even Apple knows it. Ycombinator forums user hownottowrite pointed out this week that Apple listed six new software engineer positions specifically for its iOS Map Display team last week. The job description of the positions reads as follows: The iOS …

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When Will iOS Get Google Maps Back?

As many iPhone users are just now finding out, iOS 6 has replaced Google Maps with Apple’s own maps product. Many of these users are unhappy, and don’t have a lot of great things to say about Apple’s Maps. In fact, Apple Maps is taking quite the beating in the press and the Blogosphere (though it doesn’t look like it’s …

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Swiss Federal Railways Accuses Apple Of Copyright Infringement

Things got a little strange in the copyright world a few weeks ago when Apple sued a grocery store. They claimed that the store was using its iconic logo to trick people into buying groceries instead of iPhones. It was strange and ridiculous. Now, Apple is being targeted for a similarly ridiculous copyright claim. The Swiss Federal Railways has a …

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Facebook Pushes iOS App Update In Time For iPhone 5

Earlier, we told you about the new Facebook For Android update, and the Facebook Messenger for Android update (both of which come with some improvements to the messaging experience). Facebook has also pushed out an update to its iOS app. Facebook for iOS 5.0.1 includes iOS 6 and iPhone 5 support, the company notes (as if there were any question). …

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