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Shankopotomus
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Apple to fire maps manager after flaws affected iPhone 5 debut

LOL

NOW you admit it sucks.....nice.

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UKWildcatsFAN
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Bowling Green
Member since Sep 2011
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re: Apple to fire maps manager after flaws affected iPhone 5 debut
He got axed by the Senior Vice President Eddy Cue. He should be proud.


TigerMonkey
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Member since Jul 2005
6767 posts

re: Apple to fire maps manager after flaws affected iPhone 5 debut
I know the article you linked is from today but I'm pretty sure this happened a few weeks ago. I also remember hearing they hired someone away from google to fix this mess.


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Wrestler171
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Member since Apr 2010
783 posts

re: Apple to fire maps manager after flaws affected iPhone 5 debut
The article says google is going to release a google based map app for the iPhone. Any clue on whether the maps will be just like those found on android phones? Also will it be free?

I really hate these maps. My htc evo never messed up the directions like this phone has.


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TigerMonkey
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2005
6767 posts

re: Apple to fire maps manager after flaws affected iPhone 5 debut
Nevermind looks like this is a different guy getting fired. I guess their entire maps team dropped the ball on this one.

I haven't had any problems with it but I've only used it once or twice in nola since all these updates.


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trillhog
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Member since Jul 2011
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re: Apple to fire maps manager after flaws affected iPhone 5 debut
i like the new maps, so you fail


CocomoLSU
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Inside your dome.
Member since Feb 2004
132466 posts

re: Apple to fire maps manager after flaws affected iPhone 5 debut
I keep hearing people piss and moan about the new map on the iP5, but I really like it so far and have had no problems with it whatsoever.

And I'm certainly no Apple sunshine pumper.


Shankopotomus
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Brian Roberts Fan
Member since Feb 2009
18321 posts

re: Apple to fire maps manager after flaws affected iPhone 5 debut
that's because Arkansas looks like shite regardless of which program is creating the content


hg
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re: Apple to fire maps manager after flaws affected iPhone 5 debut
:kige:


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IRONmikeTIGER
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2012
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re: Apple to fire maps manager after flaws affected iPhone 5 debut
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I keep hearing people piss and moan about the new map on the iP5, but I really like it so far and have had no problems with it whatsoever. And I'm certainly no Apple sunshine pumper.

+1 I really like mine so far. My droid wasn't bad either FTR


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Greg09Ag
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Third Coast yuh heeeeard
Member since Sep 2011
3168 posts

re: Apple to fire maps manager after flaws affected iPhone 5 debut
The new maps has a database the size of a thimble. No street view, and the directions it gives you are often very wrong. Try to search "restaurant" somewhere like Houston and you get a fraction of the results you used too. The "3D" option is stupid IMO.


Coon
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La 56 Southbound
Member since Feb 2005
16292 posts

re: Apple to fire maps manager after flaws affected iPhone 5 debut
I am disappointed in the maps app as well.


GFunk
LSU Fan
Denham Springs
Member since Feb 2011
10306 posts

re: Apple to fire maps manager after flaws affected iPhone 5 debut
What makes this curious for me is because Cue has obviously taken on Maps fulltime now.

He "was" running the iTunes redesign which is a major, major deal. But here we are on the 27th of November, and it was supposed to be out by the end of October, and its still not out yet.

Then we see he's making managerial moves & making big decisions in Maps, while his previous baby still isn't delivered yet.

Just makes me wonder when we'll finally see iTunes redesigned.


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trillhog
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Member since Jul 2011
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re: Apple to fire maps manager after flaws affected iPhone 5 debut
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that's because Arkansas looks like shite regardless of which program is creating the content


why are you so angry?


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Powerman
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Corpus Christi, TX
Member since Jan 2004
121882 posts
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re: Apple to fire maps manager after flaws affected iPhone 5 debut
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I keep hearing people piss and moan about the new map on the iP5, but I really like it so far and have had no problems with it whatsoever.


Right

But you also live in Baker or Baton Rouge and are probably going somewhere you've already been on most of your travels

If you were in a place like Houston, you would probably be more inclined to run into a problem with it

Just sayin


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Giantkiller
LSU Fan
the big Bee Reezy
Member since Sep 2007
3330 posts

re: Apple to fire maps manager after flaws affected iPhone 5 debut
I had an iphone 4 and was waiting for the 5 to upgrade. It came out and I bought one for my wife. Long story short, after downloading ios6 on my 4 and then seeing the 5 in action, I realized it was time to leave the apple family. Google maps and the YouTube app, etc - I can't live without.

Apple fricked it up because they literally pushed me away from their product.


El Hombre de Moleculoso
LSU Fan
Prairieville, LA
Member since Jul 2011
573 posts

re: Apple to fire maps manager after flaws affected iPhone 5 debut
I sold my GNeX (which replaced a Thunderbolt) because my maps on either phone would never "lock" on to me. I grew to hate google maps. I have not had any issue with the apple maps. I'm a realtor and use it a lot.


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baybeefeetz
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Member since Sep 2009
17138 posts

re: Apple to fire maps manager after flaws affected iPhone 5 debut
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Senior Vice President Eddy Cue


Have you ever seen this guy's wife, Hayfa? So freakin hot.


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