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durbster

3,724 posts

106 months

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Just had a client come to see us. She was late because her new iPhone tried to take her to the south coast.

We're in the midlands. hehe

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

139 months

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Where was it supposed to be taking her?

AB

13,169 posts

79 months

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TheHeretic said:
Where was it supposed to be taking her?
I reckon the Midlands.

durbster

3,724 posts

106 months

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AB said:
I reckon the Midlands.
You're sharp biggrin

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

139 months

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AB said:
I reckon the Midlands.
Where in the Midlands. Was gonna see where it was on the map, and if it was going to the wrong place. Did they report the issue in the app?
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sneijder

5,006 posts

118 months

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y2blade said:
Nope, and my Battery is definitely lasting longer.
My battery lasts longer too, after I turned off Bluetooth that I've never used.

moles

808 posts

128 months

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Find my Friends "Notify Me" feature only works on ios6 and it only works on iphone 4,4s and 5 if you try and geofence someone on a 3gs it wont work but other than that it works fine for me.

thehawk

9,119 posts

91 months

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So I've seen a lot of criticism about Apple, surely TomTom must take much of the blame too? In my experience, and many others, their maps are rubbish, especially in the US.


andy-xr

9,614 posts

88 months

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Anyone see the iOS6 Aussie 3 o clock glitch? Mildly amusing

TheHeretic

73,668 posts

139 months

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andy-xr said:
Anyone see the iOS6 Aussie 3 o clock glitch? Mildly amusing
?

JD

1,293 posts

112 months

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durbster said:
She was late because her new iPhone tried to take her to the south coast.
No, I think she was late due to being a moron... just as people who follow their sat-navs into lakes are.

Anyway, I have used the Navigation a few times now, and it really is very good, but totally let down by the lack of locations and POI's

The maps are very clear, as are directions, but having to google a postcode for somewhere that is a pretty big village takes the slickness right out!

andy-xr

9,614 posts

88 months

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TheHeretic said:
andy-xr said:
Anyone see the iOS6 Aussie 3 o clock glitch? Mildly amusing
?
Clocks going forwards or backwards, whichever it is down there, meant no 2am but 2 x 3's

sneijder

5,006 posts

118 months

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thehawk said:
So I've seen a lot of criticism about Apple, surely TomTom must take much of the blame too? In my experience, and many others, their maps are rubbish, especially in the US.
I think it's more the way they dumped a perfectly good thing with Google maps, and decided everyone deserved their own tat.

I was in Helsinki, I wanted to find Helsinki West Harbour, not a chance.

I've not found any of the hotels I've stayed in recently.

RobDickinson

16,305 posts

138 months

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They cared more about ditching google than providing their customers with quality maps.

Frik

12,486 posts

127 months

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I think actually they cared more about getting it launched when the new OS was launched, rather than when it was ready.

durbster

3,724 posts

106 months

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JD said:
No, I think she was late due to being a moron... just as people who follow their sat-navs into lakes are.
She only took one wrong turn before realising something was amiss. That hardly makes her a moron.

The satnav on her old phone worked fine so her only fault was assuming the new one would be at least as competent.

furtive

3,346 posts

163 months

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RobDickinson said:
They cared more about ditching google than providing their customers with quality maps.
Maybe Google ditched them. Or told them if they wanted to continue using their maps they had to agree to stop suing manufacturers using their phone OS

ZesPak

13,850 posts

80 months

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Frik said:
I think actually they cared more about getting it launched when the new OS was launched, rather than when it was ready.
RobDickinson said:
They cared more about ditching google than providing their customers with quality maps.
It's not like they should care, they sold over 5mil iphone 5 in the first weekend so it's hardly affecting sales. They can solder the battery in, not allow external storage or usb mass storage, not put in NFC, restrict bluetooth functionality, close down the entire app ecosystem and be years behind on the competition with various technology (eg 4G/LTE), they still sell millions, so why should they care about their customers? hehe
furtive said:
Maybe Google ditched them. Or told them if they wanted to continue using their maps they had to agree to stop suing manufacturers using their phone OS
Whatever the reasons, reactions indicate that google wanted to continue to operate. Furthermore, they had a 5 year contract for the API, so they should have been able to anticipate this rather than release a half-arsed application with missing functionality like streetview.

RedLeicester

6,258 posts

129 months

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TheHeretic said:
andy-xr said:
Anyone see the iOS6 Aussie 3 o clock glitch? Mildly amusing
?
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/09/ios_6_alarms_bug/

CooperS

3,032 posts

103 months

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ZesPak said:
Frik said:
I think actually they cared more about getting it launched when the new OS was launched, rather than when it was ready.
RobDickinson said:
They cared more about ditching google than providing their customers with quality maps.
It's not like they should care, they sold over 5mil iphone 5 in the first weekend so it's hardly affecting sales. They can solder the battery in, not allow external storage or usb mass storage, not put in NFC, restrict bluetooth functionality, close down the entire app ecosystem and be years behind on the competition with various technology (eg 4G/LTE), they still sell millions, so why should they care about their customers? hehe
furtive said:
Maybe Google ditched them. Or told them if they wanted to continue using their maps they had to agree to stop suing manufacturers using their phone OS
Whatever the reasons, reactions indicate that google wanted to continue to operate. Furthermore, they had a 5 year contract for the API, so they should have been able to anticipate this rather than release a half-arsed application with missing functionality like streetview.
I think unless Apple pull something out at the next run (a year away at most) alot of the blind faithful will start to be influenced by the glossy mags which report that Apple arent as great as it once was. Apple could be in trouble... of course in the near future they arent going to bomb like nokia or BB but alot of commentators seem to be far more vocal about Apples overal product problems than say a year ago....

Also i dont believe for one moment Google would of wanted to be pulled from Apple, think of all that data they collect and licencing revenue they must of had from Apple.

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