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    Ray7

    , Sven Groot wrote

    @Ray7: This 3D problem is hardly unique to Apple though. Take Flight Simulator X for example: as much as Ultimate Terrain X Europe is a great add-on that immensely improves the accuracy of vector data (roads, railways, waterways, coastlines) for Europe over the default FSX data, it does mess up the A16 to Amsterdam which goes under the taxiways at Schiphol Airport. Instead, it has cars driving over the taxiways (fortunately FSX does not have collision detection between road vehicles and airplanes). Smiley

    Fair enough, but I still don't think I've seen such scary examples of dodgy rendering as I've seen in Apple's app. It's like swathes of Britain were built by Salvadore Dali.

    I don't really care about the messed up 3D (I don't even get the 3D on iPhone 4 anyway). I want maps that can find the places I want to go and give me directions to get there. Apple's maps app does neither for me at the moment.

    I haven't had any problems with the directions in my part of the world, but the satellite maps aren't up to much. I do have a film-making friend who's loving the 3D views though. Very good for location-hunting, apparently.

     

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    magicalclick

    , Ray7 wrote

    *snip*

    The number of stupid people on the planet has not suddenly doubled because Apple release buggy software.

    I think you miss understand the magnitude of them problem. If a GPS tells people to drive a road that is only good for 4x4, regardless how smart the person is, he/she will be lost in the wood. It has happened many time.

    And you seem to neglect the simple counter argument. Yes, stupid people did not increase, and yet, if the product is not stupid proof, it will soon be replaced with something that is stupid proof.

    Well, it is not that people are actually stupid, they are just smarter to find a case where your assumption no longer hold true. And they will get into trouble when your solution is flawed.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    Craig_​Matthews

    Mapping wasn't the only casualty. Podcast playback was taken out of the iTunes app and put in its own Podcasts app --- this app had been available on the iTunes store for several months and it was almost universally reviled (people who think iPhone users are sheep should think about that for a few minutes). The thing barely works, is slow, plays podcasts in the wrong order, doesn't sync with desktop iTunes, and is generally useless.

    Not sure I'm suggesting a connection or not, but it's kinda funny in a sort of way how these bad decisions started happening after Jobs died. If it continues, it'll certainly be remembered that way.

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    ScanIAm

    , Craig_​Matthews wrote

    Mapping wasn't the only casualty. Podcast playback was taken out of the iTunes app and put in its own Podcasts app --- this app had been available on the iTunes store for several months and it was almost universally reviled (people who think iPhone users are sheep should think about that for a few minutes). The thing barely works, is slow, plays podcasts in the wrong order, doesn't sync with desktop iTunes, and is generally useless.

    Not sure I'm suggesting a connection or not, but it's kinda funny in a sort of way how these bad decisions started happening after Jobs died. If it continues, it'll certainly be remembered that way.

    I hate most things apple, but if the bar for suckitude is how crappy your podcasting works, then pretty much every podcast app sucks. 

    I've never used one that didn't eventually lose its mind and have issues with syncing.

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    elmer

    , Craig_​Matthews wrote

    Mapping wasn't the only casualty.

    And of course, there was this little gem

    http://www.neowin.net/news/should-apple-pay-for-ios-data-usage-issues 

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