I do hope pilots aren't using iOS6 maps!
Sorry, don't agree that because Apple is a mapping/satnav novice, and Google has several years' experience, thus Apple should be excused for Map's teething periodontitis problems.
After all, Apple was also a cellular phone novice when it launched the iPhone.
Let's face it, absolutely anything Apple do wrong is going to be big news (just as anything they do right is also big news). If you want to court the media and use them to hype up your products to make you successful, you've got to expect the opposite when things go wrong. Many people love it when successful people / things fail - it's basic human nature. They're lucky that it's just a few things incorrect on a maps application and not actually something serious that might really be an issue for their business.
Apple can't really complain about it (not that they are I don't think) - it would be the equivalent of one of those reality stars courting the media, living their life in the public eye in order to get famous and make money, then bitterly complaining about breach of privacy when someone reveals something they didn't want people to know!
Meh, since mobile me was switched off Apple fans needed a token something to complain about to seem unbiased. Now its maps
I wandered to the Apple store at Cabot Circus today whilst looking for a birthday present for my Brother (he's not getting anything form the Apple store btw). This was just after lunch, and the que was still enormous. Curiously there was a string of about 20 indian chaps, with one guy with a massive roll of 50 pound notes wandering along the line giving them all cash. I wouldn't be confident being in the que behind them, there will be none left!
I had a look at the phone, but am not that flush at the mo and won't buy one until I can have it out right. It is lovely, it doesn't feel like parts, it just feels like one bit. Very light and very solid.
On the maps, it inspired a really interesting article on the Guardian featuring weird maps. Worth a look:
I like this one, its a map of craters on the moon based on composition.
Paul's BR/805 system thread
(where the photos live) Paul's Flickr page
... I had a look at the phone... It is lovely, it doesn't feel like parts, it just feels like one bit. Very light and very solid...
But what do you think about its size: too big/long - ie, does it look dorkish - and/or is it too cumbersome to fit into a Levi's front pocket?
Its only 8-9mm taller, width is identical, its about 30g lighter and nearly 2mm thinner. So negligible all round I would say (except for the weight, that is very noticeable).
The thing that surprised me most was how tasteful the white one is. I have never liked the white ones, but the aluminium back looks really nice. Still think I would get a black one, but its much closer now.
Looks like a huge improvement in toughness. After several drops on to tile from different heights, including above head height, dude has to actually toss it at the ground to get the screen to break.
Well my Black 32gb arrived at 9.00am this morning,and is all up and running no problems.I can confirm maps are pants.The phone itself feels great in the hand and it looks the business,the weight difference as you say is very noticable.As is the Nano Sim which I already had as I bought mine unlocked from Apple.So yeah well pleased with it.I have Tom Tom App and Google Maps on it too.Just about to give the camera a whirl,must try panorama.
The thing that surprised me most was how tasteful the white one is. I have never liked the white ones ...
Back on topic, we've been testing the iPhone 5/iOS 6 all day against its rivals and the old 4S, so hope to get our initial review online for the weekend.
Andy Clough is Brand Editor of What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision and whathifi.com
Nice one Andy.
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