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2012-09-27 07:54:26 AM  
Megan Moore@meggmoore
The new update for Maps on iPhone is sweet. I just stared at my house for 10 minutes.

Emma Collins@E_Collii
Why is Lindsey being a douche to me.... Like sorry I think the new maps on the iPhone 5 are awesome


Well at least they're not coming from children and drooling retards...

Why is this whole maps thing a big deal anyway? So the first release of some software didn't go perfectly, big whoop, happens all the time, it'll get fixed.
 
2012-09-27 07:59:32 AM  
I want to hear some stories of people getting lost using the iOS6 maps, but finding love.
 
2012-09-27 08:00:04 AM  
What I love is that people are touting talking maps or turn by turn directions, all Google maps on phones have had that as long as I can remember. The app on iPhone didn't have it because apple would rather sell you navigation apps in their store.

Saw the new apple maps, it sucks and its probably one of the features I use the most on my phone.
 
2012-09-27 08:02:21 AM  

Slaxl: Why is this whole maps thing a big deal anyway? So the first release of some software didn't go perfectly, big whoop, happens all the time, it'll get fixed.


Seriously. Google maps is a good product, but Apple clearly feels they need to sever such close ties with Google (maps being one of the key ingredients in the smartphone / mobile OS milieu, it's easy to see why). I've played around with the new maps application... Turn by turn works well, some POIs aren't listed yet, but overall it seems pretty good. I'm sure it will get better with time.

/tempest in a teapot
 
2012-09-27 08:02:24 AM  

steamingpile: What I love is that people are touting talking maps or turn by turn directions, all Google maps on phones have had that as long as I can remember. The app on iPhone didn't have it because apple would rather sell you navigation apps in their store.

Saw the new apple maps, it sucks and its probably one of the features I use the most on my phone.


6/10
 
2012-09-27 08:04:25 AM  
Just load http://maps.google.com in Safari on iOS 6 and stop biatching about this.
 
2012-09-27 08:04:59 AM  
It's not as bad as its reputation, but that's largely because it depends where you are- some areas have decent data, some areas have shiat data. Since at least some of the data comes from Open Street Map, it's not surprising that there's some serious data quality issues.

Now, why did Apple do this? Largely because Google wouldn't let them do their own turn-by-turn, but apparently Apple wasn't willing to provide Google with enough tracking data about the users.

As I've said in the past: the real mistake was hitching their wagon to Google, who offers mapping data for one reason and one reason alone: to turn their users into marketing data they can sell to their customers. More and more, Google makes me paranoid.
 
2012-09-27 08:05:06 AM  
Actors in commercials!? You don't say!
 
2012-09-27 08:09:49 AM  

steamingpile: all Google maps on phones have had that as long as I can remember


And guess who wouldn't let iOS have turn-by-turn directions. Hint, it's not Apple, who has wanted to add the feature to the phone for awhile. And this, children, is why you have to be very careful about purchasing services from your competition.

//Waiting for the Apple/Samsung throwdown.
 
2012-09-27 08:19:01 AM  
I said it yesterday..why the fark are people belming on about this...sweet jesus it's worse than antenna gate.

Genuinely if the worst thing that the opposition can troll with, are my map application took me down a blind alley...then they are doing a pretty bloody good job by my reckoning.
 
2012-09-27 08:20:56 AM  

Slaxl: Megan Moore@meggmoore
The new update for Maps on iPhone is sweet. I just stared at my house for 10 minutes.

Emma Collins@E_Collii
Why is Lindsey being a douche to me.... Like sorry I think the new maps on the iPhone 5 are awesome

Well at least they're not coming from children and drooling retards...

Why is this whole maps thing a big deal anyway? So the first release of some software didn't go perfectly, big whoop, happens all the time, it'll get fixed.


It's a big deal because Apple made a big deal about the map app when they announced the iPhone 5. Had it been just a sidebar when introducing IOS 6, it probably would have had the usual subdued grumbling when it did not work correctly.
I'm sure it will get fixed, and perhaps Apple learned something from this mistake. But not likely.
 
2012-09-27 08:23:26 AM  

moel: then they are doing a pretty bloody good job by my reckoning.


Let's be honest: the new maps is a significant downgrade in data quality. I think in every other way, the app is an improvement- the UI is cleaner and easier to use, especially in terms of getting directions. But the data is shiat.

In an honest assessment, for people who have come to depend on the mapping application, the reduction in data quality is a serious flaw in the product. Me? I don't touch the damn thing anyway, so my level of care is, "Meh?"
 
2012-09-27 08:24:39 AM  
What, after a few days, people think it's amazing?

Let me know how they feel when they search for a type of business, turn up and find it's not been there for years.

I got a friend to show me the map for the row of shops near me. My guess is that the data is over 2 years old. The bridal shop is where it was 2 years ago rather than its current location. The Bike shop that closed 2 and a half years ago is on there instead of the lettings agency. The deli that opened a year ago isn't on there, but the clothing shop that it replaced is. The furniture shop has the wrong name.

Google Maps is missing a couple of addresses, but that's down to the owners (i've done this and it updates very quickly).
 
2012-09-27 08:25:29 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Slaxl: Megan Moore@meggmoore
The new update for Maps on iPhone is sweet. I just stared at my house for 10 minutes.

Emma Collins@E_Collii
Why is Lindsey being a douche to me.... Like sorry I think the new maps on the iPhone 5 are awesome

Well at least they're not coming from children and drooling retards...

Why is this whole maps thing a big deal anyway? So the first release of some software didn't go perfectly, big whoop, happens all the time, it'll get fixed.

It's a big deal because Apple made a big deal about the map app when they announced the iPhone 5. Had it been just a sidebar when introducing IOS 6, it probably would have had the usual subdued grumbling when it did not work correctly.
I'm sure it will get fixed, and perhaps Apple learned something from this mistake. But not likely.


Is it a bigger deal than the Android dialer bug that can wipe your phone by loading a web page or using NFC/RFID?
 
2012-09-27 08:26:51 AM  
I think Apple should name its next phone Fiona. It could be really skinny and have a built in meth finding app.

/I actually like her version of Across The Universe
 
2012-09-27 08:30:45 AM  

t3knomanser: steamingpile: all Google maps on phones have had that as long as I can remember

And guess who wouldn't let iOS have turn-by-turn directions. Hint, it's not Apple, who has wanted to add the feature to the phone for awhile. And this, children, is why you have to be very careful about purchasing services from your competition.

//Waiting for the Apple/Samsung throwdown.


www.lynnbecker.com

hotlink
 
2012-09-27 08:39:18 AM  

digistil: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Slaxl: Megan Moore@meggmoore
The new update for Maps on iPhone is sweet. I just stared at my house for 10 minutes.

Emma Collins@E_Collii
Why is Lindsey being a douche to me.... Like sorry I think the new maps on the iPhone 5 are awesome

Well at least they're not coming from children and drooling retards...

Why is this whole maps thing a big deal anyway? So the first release of some software didn't go perfectly, big whoop, happens all the time, it'll get fixed.

It's a big deal because Apple made a big deal about the map app when they announced the iPhone 5. Had it been just a sidebar when introducing IOS 6, it probably would have had the usual subdued grumbling when it did not work correctly.
I'm sure it will get fixed, and perhaps Apple learned something from this mistake. But not likely.

Is it a bigger deal than the Android dialer bug that can wipe your phone by loading a web page or using NFC/RFID?


That's been patched, and has nothing to do with this thread.
 
2012-09-27 08:43:00 AM  

t3knomanser: And guess who wouldn't let iOS have turn-by-turn directions. Hint, it's not Apple, who has wanted to add the feature to the phone for awhile. And this, children, is why you have to be very careful about purchasing services from your competition.


I don't understand why Apple couldn't do turn-by-turn. Their use of Google Maps was the web service, the data, not the application. That data was rich enough that they could draw a map from it. What they then had to do was animating the map as you moved and the speech side of things, which they've clearly managed with the new Maps application.

I don't trust Apple's words in this matter. "Google wouldn't let us have turn-by-turn" sounds evil, but it could have been that they said to google "hey, give us your mapping software on iOS" and Apple said "and what will you give us in return" and Apple said "nothing". Considering all the words from Apple about going to war on Android, I'm far more willing to believe that removing Google Maps was about starving Google of oxygen than service-based.
 
2012-09-27 08:45:01 AM  

digistil: Is it a bigger deal than the Android dialer bug that can wipe your phone by loading a web page or using NFC/RFID?


The one that my wife received a patch for last night?

Yeah.... SUCH a big deal.
 
2012-09-27 08:47:47 AM  

farkeruk: I don't understand why Apple couldn't do turn-by-turn.


Because their agreement with Google forbade it. It wasn't a technical limitation- Google didn't want non-Google agents using their data for turn-by-turn without a few key restrictions- Google wanted Google branding all over the app, they wanted Latitude integration, and they wanted more tracking data about the users.
 
2012-09-27 08:51:04 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: digistil: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Slaxl: Megan Moore@meggmoore
The new update for Maps on iPhone is sweet. I just stared at my house for 10 minutes.

Emma Collins@E_Collii
Why is Lindsey being a douche to me.... Like sorry I think the new maps on the iPhone 5 are awesome

Well at least they're not coming from children and drooling retards...

Why is this whole maps thing a big deal anyway? So the first release of some software didn't go perfectly, big whoop, happens all the time, it'll get fixed.

It's a big deal because Apple made a big deal about the map app when they announced the iPhone 5. Had it been just a sidebar when introducing IOS 6, it probably would have had the usual subdued grumbling when it did not work correctly.
I'm sure it will get fixed, and perhaps Apple learned something from this mistake. But not likely.

Is it a bigger deal than the Android dialer bug that can wipe your phone by loading a web page or using NFC/RFID?

That's been patched, and has nothing to do with this thread.


It's been patched on one of over 15 devices. I was asking for your opinion on the comparison, of which I am curious. If you don't want to answer, just say so. :)
 
2012-09-27 08:51:45 AM  

FTFA:

The new iPhone maps is niiicceee.. So nice that I'm using it for a destination that I already know how to get to


How farking dumb is this person?
 
2012-09-27 08:52:11 AM  

farkeruk: I'm far more willing to believe that removing Google Maps was about starving Google of oxygen than service-based.


Also, Apple may be without Steve Jobs, but they aren't run by retards. Safari still defaults to Google Search. Apple isn't going to make business decisions simply based on trying to annoy Google. Having Google Maps on iOS was a far bigger benefit to Apple than it was to Google, and Apple knew this. They also knew that they had one year left on their agreement, and Google had made it clear they wanted more generous terms.
 
2012-09-27 08:53:19 AM  

farkeruk: digistil: Is it a bigger deal than the Android dialer bug that can wipe your phone by loading a web page or using NFC/RFID?

The one that my wife received a patch for last night?

Yeah.... SUCH a big deal.


From what I've read as of this AM, only one phone has been reportedly patched, the GS3.
 
2012-09-27 08:57:07 AM  

farkeruk: t3knomanser: And guess who wouldn't let iOS have turn-by-turn directions. Hint, it's not Apple, who has wanted to add the feature to the phone for awhile. And this, children, is why you have to be very careful about purchasing services from your competition.

I don't understand why Apple couldn't do turn-by-turn. Their use of Google Maps was the web service, the data, not the application. That data was rich enough that they could draw a map from it. What they then had to do was animating the map as you moved and the speech side of things, which they've clearly managed with the new Maps application.

I don't trust Apple's words in this matter. "Google wouldn't let us have turn-by-turn" sounds evil, but it could have been that they said to google "hey, give us your mapping software on iOS" and Apple said "and what will you give us in return" and Apple said "nothing". Considering all the words from Apple about going to war on Android, I'm far more willing to believe that removing Google Maps was about starving Google of oxygen than service-based.


Link

You're welcome. ;)
 
2012-09-27 08:58:40 AM  

smadge1: I want to hear some stories of people getting lost using the iOS6 maps, but finding love.


In a world where we don't always know where we are heading, one man's reliance on technology leads his astray. To find his way home, he will also have to find himself. From the producers of "Dude, Where's My Car?" comes "Where the Fark am I?". Opening October 12 in a theater near you.
 
2012-09-27 09:02:26 AM  

t3knomanser: farkeruk: I'm far more willing to believe that removing Google Maps was about starving Google of oxygen than service-based.

Also, Apple may be without Steve Jobs, but they aren't run by retards. Safari still defaults to Google Search. Apple isn't going to make business decisions simply based on trying to annoy Google. Having Google Maps on iOS was a far bigger benefit to Apple than it was to Google, and Apple knew this. They also knew that they had one year left on their agreement, and Google had made it clear they wanted more generous terms.


Apple couldn't continue to allow the official iOS map app to lag behind the Android map apps. The new app will eventually get corrected.

Anyway, use Waze. It will direct you around heavy traffic and will sometimes tell you about upcoming speed traps. Oh, and it is free.
 
2012-09-27 09:09:21 AM  

stupiddream: I think Apple should name its next phone Fiona. It could be really skinny and have a built in meth finding app.

/I actually like her version of Across The Universe


ic.pics.livejournal.com
Nope, it should be wendy. There`s a catchy tune for it already.
 
2012-09-27 09:10:09 AM  

digistil: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: digistil: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Slaxl: Megan Moore@meggmoore
The new update for Maps on iPhone is sweet. I just stared at my house for 10 minutes.

Emma Collins@E_Collii
Why is Lindsey being a douche to me.... Like sorry I think the new maps on the iPhone 5 are awesome

Well at least they're not coming from children and drooling retards...

Why is this whole maps thing a big deal anyway? So the first release of some software didn't go perfectly, big whoop, happens all the time, it'll get fixed.

It's a big deal because Apple made a big deal about the map app when they announced the iPhone 5. Had it been just a sidebar when introducing IOS 6, it probably would have had the usual subdued grumbling when it did not work correctly.
I'm sure it will get fixed, and perhaps Apple learned something from this mistake. But not likely.

Is it a bigger deal than the Android dialer bug that can wipe your phone by loading a web page or using NFC/RFID?

That's been patched, and has nothing to do with this thread.

It's been patched on one of over 15 devices. I was asking for your opinion on the comparison, of which I am curious. If you don't want to answer, just say so. :)


Not all Samsung phones were affected, and from what I understand, those that were have been patched, either by an automatic update, or you can manually download the patch.
That also was an exploit, Apple is more then familiar about stupid exploits.
 
2012-09-27 09:16:42 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: digistil: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: digistil: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Slaxl: Megan Moore@meggmoore
The new update for Maps on iPhone is sweet. I just stared at my house for 10 minutes.

Emma Collins@E_Collii
Why is Lindsey being a douche to me.... Like sorry I think the new maps on the iPhone 5 are awesome

Well at least they're not coming from children and drooling retards...

Why is this whole maps thing a big deal anyway? So the first release of some software didn't go perfectly, big whoop, happens all the time, it'll get fixed.

It's a big deal because Apple made a big deal about the map app when they announced the iPhone 5. Had it been just a sidebar when introducing IOS 6, it probably would have had the usual subdued grumbling when it did not work correctly.
I'm sure it will get fixed, and perhaps Apple learned something from this mistake. But not likely.

Is it a bigger deal than the Android dialer bug that can wipe your phone by loading a web page or using NFC/RFID?

That's been patched, and has nothing to do with this thread.

It's been patched on one of over 15 devices. I was asking for your opinion on the comparison, of which I am curious. If you don't want to answer, just say so. :)

Not all Samsung phones were affected, and from what I understand, those that were have been patched, either by an automatic update, or you can manually download the patch.
That also was an exploit, Apple is more then familiar about stupid exploits.


Am I correct in interpreting your response that Apple Maps are a greater problem than the inability to load a web page without wiping said device?
 
2012-09-27 09:29:28 AM  

t3knomanser: As I've said in the past: the real mistake was hitching their wagon to Google, who offers mapping data for one reason and one reason alone: to turn their users into marketing data they can sell to their customers. More and more, Google makes me paranoid.



Apple creating their own maps app couldn't possibly be out of a desire to grab a piece of this action, could it? No, perish the thought...
 
2012-09-27 09:35:12 AM  
I dunno. Apple Maps is working for me. But then again I don't measure my penis size via my smart phone.

and how quickly people forget Google maps sucked at first too.
 
2012-09-27 09:37:31 AM  

alywa: Slaxl: Why is this whole maps thing a big deal anyway? So the first release of some software didn't go perfectly, big whoop, happens all the time, it'll get fixed.

Seriously. Google maps is a good product, but Apple clearly feels they need to sever such close ties with Google (maps being one of the key ingredients in the smartphone / mobile OS milieu, it's easy to see why). I've played around with the new maps application... Turn by turn works well, some POIs aren't listed yet, but overall it seems pretty good. I'm sure it will get better with time.

/tempest in a teapot


Be on the road, strange city, and have google maps to figure out the route for you after rental car GPS has failed. Now think about being forced to give that up by the company that brought you Siri.
 
2012-09-27 09:37:40 AM  

guestguy: Apple creating their own maps app couldn't possibly be out of a desire to grab a piece of this action, could it?


To power their expansive ad network, right? They do have an ad network, but they are not seriously in the business of marketing. Unlike Google, Apple sells products to consumers. Google sells consumers to marketers. Apple could be trying to move into that market, but I doubt it.
 
2012-09-27 09:38:59 AM  
Apple. What won`t they copy?

sorry, invent.
 
2012-09-27 09:42:14 AM  

dready zim: Apple. What won`t they copy?

sorry, invent.


Are they copying google maps? like google copied mapquest? Or did google invent maps? I am confused.
 
2012-09-27 09:44:23 AM  

alywa: Slaxl: Why is this whole maps thing a big deal anyway? So the first release of some software didn't go perfectly, big whoop, happens all the time, it'll get fixed.

Seriously. Google maps is a good product, but Apple clearly feels they need to sever such close ties with Google (maps being one of the key ingredients in the smartphone / mobile OS milieu, it's easy to see why). I've played around with the new maps application... Turn by turn works well, some POIs aren't listed yet, but overall it seems pretty good. I'm sure it will get better with time.

/tempest in a teapot


Google Maps? What is that? Did they rip off Apple again? Don't you know that Apple invented maps?
 
2012-09-27 09:45:58 AM  
Pay me enough and I'll say whatever you want me to.
 
2012-09-27 09:48:28 AM  

bhcompy: alywa: Slaxl: Why is this whole maps thing a big deal anyway? So the first release of some software didn't go perfectly, big whoop, happens all the time, it'll get fixed.

Seriously. Google maps is a good product, but Apple clearly feels they need to sever such close ties with Google (maps being one of the key ingredients in the smartphone / mobile OS milieu, it's easy to see why). I've played around with the new maps application... Turn by turn works well, some POIs aren't listed yet, but overall it seems pretty good. I'm sure it will get better with time.

/tempest in a teapot

Google Maps? What is that? Did they rip off Apple again? Don't you know that Apple invented maps?


I'm not sure about that but Samsung says Apple has a patent for round corners.
 
2012-09-27 09:48:49 AM  

digistil: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: digistil: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: digistil: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Slaxl: Megan Moore@meggmoore
The new update for Maps on iPhone is sweet. I just stared at my house for 10 minutes.

Emma Collins@E_Collii
Why is Lindsey being a douche to me.... Like sorry I think the new maps on the iPhone 5 are awesome

Well at least they're not coming from children and drooling retards...

Why is this whole maps thing a big deal anyway? So the first release of some software didn't go perfectly, big whoop, happens all the time, it'll get fixed.

It's a big deal because Apple made a big deal about the map app when they announced the iPhone 5. Had it been just a sidebar when introducing IOS 6, it probably would have had the usual subdued grumbling when it did not work correctly.
I'm sure it will get fixed, and perhaps Apple learned something from this mistake. But not likely.

Is it a bigger deal than the Android dialer bug that can wipe your phone by loading a web page or using NFC/RFID?

That's been patched, and has nothing to do with this thread.

It's been patched on one of over 15 devices. I was asking for your opinion on the comparison, of which I am curious. If you don't want to answer, just say so. :)

Not all Samsung phones were affected, and from what I understand, those that were have been patched, either by an automatic update, or you can manually download the patch.
That also was an exploit, Apple is more then familiar about stupid exploits.

Am I correct in interpreting your response that Apple Maps are a greater problem than the inability to load a web page without wiping said device?


My response has been; the two have nothing to do with each other.

The Apple maps software is problematic. Of course it's no where near as bad as the recent protests and killings in the Middle East over a stupid YouTube video.

See how unrelated comparions work?
 
2012-09-27 09:50:26 AM  

t3knomanser: guestguy: Apple creating their own maps app couldn't possibly be out of a desire to grab a piece of this action, could it?

To power their expansive ad network, right? They do have an ad network, but they are not seriously in the business of marketing. Unlike Google, Apple sells products to consumers. Google sells consumers to marketers. Apple could be trying to move into that market, but I doubt it.


Hahahaha, Apple wants a piece of the advertising pie, because marketing is what they do best, especially the guerilla type you and digistil, and bullbear ms do, I hope you guys at least see a piece of apple kit for it.

The reality is apple could of gone with much better products already on the market, and pulled a Siri(you know adding an App that was already on the market, and touting it as a feature) and in a sense they did, but they also chose Tom Tom, the worst of the bunch.

Apple wants all of the pie, they want consumer data to sell and use internally, because they want the whole pie, and they know the majority of their users will be blissfully unaware of what they are doing, or do not care because they turn a blind eye to Apple.

It is truly funny when a discussion about an apple product that does not perform as touted come up, because then there is no rational discussion but finger pointing at other products downfalls, whether real or FUD.

The point is Apple maps sucks, and while it may be fixed now, it sucks now, and should not have been part of the keynote.
 
2012-09-27 09:55:33 AM  

t3knomanser: guestguy: Apple creating their own maps app couldn't possibly be out of a desire to grab a piece of this action, could it?

To power their expansive ad network, right? They do have an ad network, but they are not seriously in the business of marketing. Unlike Google, Apple sells products to consumers. Google sells consumers to marketers. Apple could be trying to move into that market, but I doubt it.


Apple is trying gain a larger presence in that market, that was the real meat of the IOS6 update, they are throwing the long ball with Idevices. This article while a little heavy on the Apple polishing tells the real story.
 
2012-09-27 09:56:11 AM  
oops here is the article on apple not getting into marketing. Link
 
2012-09-27 09:58:43 AM  

bhcompy: Google Maps? What is that? Did they rip off Apple again? Don't you know that Apple invented maps?


I know you're kidding, but nobody is saying Google maps isn't good. Apple obviously feels they need to separate from Google for strategic reasons. Nobody will even remember the problems within a few months.

Generation_D: Be on the road, strange city, and have google maps to figure out the route for you after rental car GPS has failed. Now think about being forced to give that up by the company that brought you Siri.


I've had google maps give me shiat mapping and data before too. Navigon has lead me on wild goose chases, as has mapquest. Know what? I've survived every time. As far as being forced to give it up? Google can release a stand-alone app anytime they feel like it. If they don't, and apple's maps continues to suck, somebody else will come in and release another app. If Apple maps sucks so bad that people flock to android, I guess apple made a pretty farking stupid mistake. It's just business, not a religion.
 
2012-09-27 10:04:00 AM  

smadge1: I want to hear some stories of people getting lost using the iOS6 maps, but finding love.


i45.tinypic.com

This was posted in this thread yesterday.

I guess that's pretty close.
 
2012-09-27 10:06:10 AM  
new google maps on iPhone is awesome
 
2012-09-27 10:06:42 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: My response has been; the two have nothing to do with each other.

The Apple maps software is problematic. Of course it's no where near as bad as the recent protests and killings in the Middle East over a stupid YouTube video.

See how unrelated comparions work?


The relationship is that they are both problems with smart phones. We've had numerous threads over iOS Maps over the past few days and you, as well as others have been quite vocal in disgust. I am unsure why iOS Maps is so maddening for you, yet a massive security bug that's been around for many months is not. I think it's important to keep some perspective. I'm sorry you were unable to understand the relationship or understand why I might ask such a question, but hope that you can understand now.
 
2012-09-27 10:07:53 AM  

digistil: Am I correct in interpreting your response that Apple Maps are a greater problem than the inability to load a web page without wiping said device?


The much more hysterical part is that even after a year of availability, hardly 17 percent of all Android users have managed to upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich which is still vulnerable to wiping the entire phone just because you visited a web page.

The current version of Android has yet to make it onto 2% of all Android phones, so claiming everyone has the newest version plus the patch to fix this clusterfark is farking hysterical.
 
2012-09-27 10:08:00 AM  

moel: I said it yesterday..why the fark are people belming on about this...sweet jesus it's worse than antenna gate.

Genuinely if the worst thing that the opposition can troll with, are my map application took me down a blind alley...then they are doing a pretty bloody good job by my reckoning.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-27 10:08:03 AM  

theflatline: but they also chose Tom Tom, the worst of the bunch.


Well, there's a clear reason for that: Apple wants to bully them. TomTom has anemic marketshare, Apple can basically own them without buying them outright.

theflatline: they want consumer data to sell and use internally


Far more internally. Oh, certainly, their iAd customers will be able to get it, but Apple wants to control it because Apple wants to control everything.

theflatline: majority of their users will be blissfully unaware of what they are doing, or do not care because they turn a blind eye to Apple


Everyone already turns a blind eye to Google. If you give people cute little widgets, they'll tell you everything about themselves. Google and Facebook pioneered that as a business model.
 
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