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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Robert11, Sep 19, 2012.

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    Hi,

    any way of getting google maps back after installing ios 6 ?

    Thanks,
    Bob
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    Not that I know of right now. We can only wait and see if Google releases a maps app much like they did with YouTube. For the time being if you are unsatisfied with the Apple maps you can try Google Earth.
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    You can still use the browser version I think?
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    You can access Google maps via safari, so you could create a app bookmark to it on your homescreen.

    No streetview this way tho, if thats the feature you miss the most.
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    just wait for the next update maybe they will put it back and improve siri

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    You can get it through the browser but no Street View unless you use one of the browsers that allow flash. Not so easy! I miss Street View and do not like the new maps. The view provided is small and unclear as far as I can see and a waste of time!
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    Google must be laughing themselves off silly by now reading about Apple's mapping comments on iOS 6 :D
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    This is a terrible backwards step, no Steet View ! I really hope Google releases a iPad app for Maps and YouTube.
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    I totally agree that the lack of street view is a backward step and hope an update is on the horizon. Hard to believe that with this sophisticated bit of kit there is no way round it. I'm wishing I hadn't bothered with the upgrade.
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    Change is not always perfect. In many cases, a poor start means that the improvement will be better. Often when there is little griping about an issue, very little is done to improve the situation. Apple does not like being considered less than top tier, and so they will be attacking the issue with fervor. Just do not expect street view because that is not practical. Apple will let Google have that. It is a gimmick just as people consider Siri to be a gimmick. Handy at times, but limited in its benefit.
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    I just read on Twitter that basically the Map team is locked down to fix issues. I decided to wait to upgrade since I use Google maps so much and tried it thru Safari yesterday. No immediate hurry to upgrade but I will-and expecting both a fix soon and likeoy a Google app at some point,
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    Live Street View Free, from the App Store. Good enough for now, and pretty fast to boot.

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    I see Google have submitted their map app to Apple for approval. Just a matter of time before it hits the AppStore.
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    I think i will just use google maps in Safari since the Apple maps are full of mistakes!
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    Point taken Seqdog and thank you for the reassuring response.
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    http://www.ipadforums.net/apple-ipad-news/90258-apple-issues-statement-maps-issues.html

    Maps have been rendered unusable for many people, as highlighted in many complaints all over the Internet, sometimes in hilarious ways. To tell people that change is not perfect is a laugh, too. There's imperfect and then there's unusable. Those are distinctly different things.
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    I'll defend your right to your opinion all day & all night, but I couldn't disagree with you more!
    StreetView - for me - is the best part of Gmaps. But then I use a dedicated SatNav for in the car & use Gmaps to scout out the suitability of a caravan (USA=trailer, similar to a Silverstream) friendly route when going to a campsite in the heart of the UK countryside prior to the trip & when deciding which site to stay on.

    Gimmick - no way. Limited benefit - not at all.
    The real embarrassments in the new Apple Maps are the woeful factual & geographic errors which clearly come from the TomTom maps data & is not Apple's fault.

    I think it is virtually impossible to defend the indefensible. The truth is that this new Maps app/service from Apple is not good enough - it certainly doesn't match their core values for quality & reliability. IMO it's just another example of this ridiculous & puerile "my operating system is better than yours" contest going on between Apple & Google (Android).
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    Nope
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    Stick around, a Google maps app is rumored to be forthcoming.
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