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Apple Stops Calling Maps 'the Most Beautiful, Powerful Mapping Service Ever'

Apple Stops Calling Maps 'the Most Beautiful, Powerful Mapping Service Ever'

Posted September 29, 2012 at 5:21pm by iClarified
Apple has altered wording on its website that referred to its new Maps application as 'the most beautiful, powerful mapping service ever', notes iDaily.de.

The description of Maps has been altered from:

Designed by Apple from the ground up, Maps gives you turn-by-turn spoken directions, interactive 3D views, and the stunning Flyover feature. All of which may just make this app the most beautiful, powerful mapping service ever.


to...

Designed by Apple from the ground up, Maps gives you turn-by-turn spoken directions, interactive 3D views, and the stunning Flyover feature. All in a beautiful vector-based interface that scales and zooms with ease.

This follows harsh criticism from the press and users over a service that was launched before it was ready and is far behind Google Maps which iPhone users had become accustomed to. Yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized for the service's shortcomings.

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Apple Stops Calling Maps 'the Most Beautiful, Powerful Mapping Service Ever'
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justabrake
justabrake - October 1, 2012 at 1:29pm
I tried it driving from south jersey to LI and I thought it was kinda refreshing plain and simple with a nice color and big on my iphone5
Erik
Erik - October 1, 2012 at 12:33pm
All of which may just make this step the most beautiful, powerful failing service ever.
Tom Simon
Tom Simon - September 30, 2012 at 10:39am
All in a beautiful and useless interface that zooms with ease to no data.
YAMS
YAMS - September 30, 2012 at 4:45am
Apple please remove your Map app on iOS 6 and update to 6.1 and please put back the Google Map ^_^
Breix
Breix - September 30, 2012 at 4:50am
Yeah put back google maps it's better that way though..
YEAH
YEAH - September 30, 2012 at 1:09am
*applause* I agree.
Sabtain
Sabtain - September 30, 2012 at 4:05am
Lol Siri works fine here
Nizam
Nizam - September 29, 2012 at 11:51pm
Guys it's all about the map so stay with 5.1.1 when apple go on better then gmap we can teck it
Rob
Rob - September 30, 2012 at 1:50am
Who the hell uses the Maps app anyway? It's the most pointless app ever, regardless of Apple or Google version.
Simon
Simon - September 30, 2012 at 5:15am
Plenty of people. Including myself. Not only to find addresses for work, but to find near by restaurants or other points of interest.
Arthur
Arthur - September 30, 2012 at 2:32pm
Are you incarcerated? Maps is the I app I use most, after voice, text, and internet/fb. Maybe you don't get out much.
Si kakskfd
Si kakskfd - September 29, 2012 at 11:50pm
F A I L !
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Obstetrix
Obstetrix - September 29, 2012 at 11:19pm
Who cares. It is not a wife or a long term ugly girlfriend. Software can be improved and updated
fazi
fazi - September 29, 2012 at 6:42pm
A way better, you are mad, what a joke!!! What a waste of time that map service it is. NEED ANDROID NOW.
DingDong
DingDong - September 29, 2012 at 7:46pm
Good for FanDroid boy. Keep playing with your plastic phones.
FadetoBlack
FadetoBlack - September 29, 2012 at 5:37pm
They should change that stupid icon too. It looks like the route is telling you to drive off a bridge
Skhan
Skhan - September 29, 2012 at 6:06pm
You are right just realised that lol:)
1
m_thoroughbred
m_thoroughbred - September 29, 2012 at 11:54pm
The icon really??? Of all the things the icon. Now I have heard it all.
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MUKAI
MUKAI - September 29, 2012 at 5:36pm
I still think is way better than google maps since now it has the turn by turn option. What apple Maps lack of is the searching of streets. Yes I am at 6.0 and ready jailbroken with my 4s. Woopidiwooo. Tethered though.
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NanoTeX
NanoTeX - September 29, 2012 at 5:35pm
Hey, give it a break. The app IS awesome just that Apple is trying to make its own map app from the scratch there. Give it some time -sheesh people! The Wright Brothers didn't invent today's plane with fancy design and all back in the 1907 in one go. It takes time for things to develop into what they want it to be. Gosh! Hang in there Cook. I'm sure the map app will over take Google's one day. :)
JuicyBerry
JuicyBerry - September 29, 2012 at 6:06pm
Yes you won't get it this year, but next year. lmao
odedoo1
odedoo1 - September 29, 2012 at 5:31pm
didn't try it don't want to so I'm staying with 5.1.1
tbair44
tbair44 - September 30, 2012 at 10:37pm
Well, I am going to get the galaxy note 2 this week
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