September 27, 2012
Google Maps on iPhone 5/iOS 6
Note to fanboys-and-girls: Stop whining already and jump on the cluetrain.
Walt Mossberg's "Mossberg's Mailbox" feature (below) in yesterday's Wall Street Journal tells you where it stops.
Q: Is Google working on a new version of its Maps app for Apple devices on the new iOS 6 operating system and will Apple allow it into its app store?
A: Google has hinted that it wants Google Maps on the iPhone and iPad, though it's been vague about it, saying only: "Our goal is to make Google Maps available to everyone who wants to use it, regardless of device, browser, or operating system." And, in a blog post, a Google official said: "We look forward to providing amazing Google Maps experiences on iOS."
This could mean Google is building an app, or it could refer to the Google Maps mobile web site, which is already available on the iPhone 5, via the phone's browser, at maps.google.com. A top Google official has reportedly denied Google has an iPhone maps app ready and waiting, saying such a development would be up to Apple.
Is that clear enough for you?
Because it is for this TechnoDolt®™©.
But wait — there's more!
Mossberg also tells you (below) how to get YouTube on your new iOS.
Q: Since Apple no longer includes a built-in YouTube app for the iPhone, is Google, which owns YouTube, making one available?
A: Yes. It was available when the iPhone 5 launched and has worked well for me. It's in Apple's app store and you can learn about it at: http://bit.ly/Vyhh0b.
I'm thinking that Sam H. Lawson Middle School — which abuts Apple's Cupertino world headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop — must have some pretty awesome tech.
September 27, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink
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Even Tim Cook is saying that they Dun Goofed now...
"We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better...you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their web app."
Posted by: Rocketboy | Sep 28, 2012 9:59:49 AM
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