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Topic: Maps

Google's Schmidt offers strong words regarding Apple Maps flap

09/25/2012, 04:09 am

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt on Tuesday confirmed a new version of its popular iOS mapping app has not yet been submitted to Apple, adding that the iPhone maker's decision to switch to a new proprietary solution was perhaps a misstep.

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Consumer Reports praises Apple's iPhone 5, but dings disappointing Maps

09/24/2012, 04:09 pm

Consumer Reports has called the iPhone 5 a "notable improvement" over its predecessor, but criticized Apple's new Maps application in iOS 6 as not up to par.

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Google Maps app from iOS 5.1 reportedly ported onto iOS 6

09/23/2012, 08:09 pm

A hacker claims to have successfully ported the now defunct Google Maps iOS app to Apple's iOS 6, however the workaround is unstable and requires a jailbroken iPhone.

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Apple allegedly luring ex-Google Maps engineers to work on iOS 6 Maps app

09/23/2012, 07:09 pm

According to a report on Sunday, Apple is actively recruiting software engineers previously contracted by Google's Maps division to advance the new iOS Maps app, which has been widely criticized since its inception with iOS 6.

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Apple 'working hard' to rectify Maps issues, appreciates 'customer feedback'

09/20/2012, 05:09 pm

Coming on the heels of numerous complaints regarding Apple's new Maps app introduced with iOS 6 on Wednesday, the company has issued a statement saying the service is a work in progress and will get better with time.

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Apple enhances iOS 6 multitasking with new background navigation updates

09/11/2012, 10:09 pm

As new iOS devices become more powerful and sophisticated, Apple is likely to continue to evolve the platform's multitasking features, as exemplified by Maps' new background direction updates.

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Apple iOS 6 Maps cuts Google's exclusive lock on directions, opens door to third party apps

09/05/2012, 01:09 am

The new Maps in iOS 6 introduces new turn by turn navigation for drivers and walkers, but opens up transit and other specialized directions to third parties, cutting Apple's exclusive partnership with Google for all other types of directions for the first time.

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Apple's iOS 6 3D Flyovers aim to be more helpful, less creepy than Google Street View

08/30/2012, 08:08 am

Apple is incorporating advanced 3D imaging to bring a variety of new features to iOS users, from building outlines to topographical terrain to fully rendered 3D models that not only replace Google's StreetView, but offer to provide 360 degree views across neighborhoods, behind buildings and even off roads.

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