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  Reply # 732438 14-Dec-2012 10:41 Send private message

The iPhone...now 100% safer navigation

http://www.australiantimes.co.uk/news/in-australia/apple-ios-6-maps-fail-leads-aussie-motorists-into-the-wild.htm

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  Reply # 732464 14-Dec-2012 11:04 Send private message

myopinion: Tried it coming to work this morning. One problem with it - my charger cant keep up with the battery drain nd dropped 6% on my half hour journey. So on a long journey this might actually drain the phone completely. This is on an iPhone 5. Other than that I like it.


how does that compare with apple maps? from memory that's about right with my iphone 4 and the original iOS google maps




Apologies for poor typing standards when on Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE/iPad 2 Wifi

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  Reply # 732466 14-Dec-2012 11:05 Send private message

sorry didnt realise your complaint was due to the car charger ;p




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  Reply # 732469 14-Dec-2012 11:06 Send private message

Google Maps does use more power as the same charger would still charge my iPhone using Apple Maps. So for some reason the Google version is using more power.

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  Reply # 732481 14-Dec-2012 11:19 Send private message

myopinion: Google Maps does use more power as the same charger would still charge my iPhone using Apple Maps. So for some reason the Google version is using more power.


Potentially more data is transferred during the drive, or the GPS position is updated more regularly than iOS maps.

I would say as long as you have a charger that can keep up and a large data cap (if that is true) then this is a good thing :)

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  Reply # 732491 14-Dec-2012 11:30 Send private message

Google have basically fixed the I phone 5 shortcomings for them with this release and it is an improvement

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  Reply # 732671 14-Dec-2012 17:33 Send private message

I suspect that they will add the ability to download sections of maps to a later release.

It looks like they have got the basics into this one to get it out there. Similar thing happened with the YouTube app. At first it was quite basic, and only for iPhone, but a recent update added iPad support and a whole swag of other features.




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  Reply # 732676 14-Dec-2012 17:39 Send private message

Pity it's iPhone only, hope iPad version to follow

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  Reply # 732679 14-Dec-2012 17:40 Send private message

mattwnz: Google have basically fixed the I phone 5 shortcomings for them with this release and it is an improvement

What, you mean that installing Google Maps gives you a usable App Store too? *ducks*

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  Reply # 732680 14-Dec-2012 17:40 Send private message

Used it today on a known route. Verdict... Great!
Voice instructions, despite American accent, were excellent. Very good and understandable, very good pronunciation of street names (not any Maori words in this route though).
GPS positioning seemed very good, with really prompt instructions after turning etc.
Much much better than my 3 year old stand alone Navman.
Also with Google's database it finds lots of local destinations, cafes etc.

Overall, very good!

Cheers,
Joseph

Edit... This was using dear wife's iPhone 4S.

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  Reply # 733129 16-Dec-2012 13:29 Send private message

I was using Maps+ in the interim, which also seemed to be quite good, and uses Google Maps.

https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/maps+/id416753449?mt=8



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  Reply # 858137 17-Jul-2013 16:25 Send private message

Google Maps for iPad has now shown up in the App Store

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  Reply # 858144 17-Jul-2013 16:34 Send private message

"This app requires iOS6"

Is it time to take the plunge?




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  Reply # 858259 17-Jul-2013 19:02 Send private message

Liking the new version on the iPad.

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  Reply # 858297 17-Jul-2013 20:10 Send private message

Try typing "Ok maps" in the search box. Map caching.

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