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[Reuters Video] - The Amazing Maps Race Between Google And Apple

There is no doubt that iOS 6 Apple Maps failed miserably, and now Apple has even admitted that. To test the impact in an real world usage scenario, Reuters pitted Apple Maps with Google Maps and the resulting video is as follows.

A serious piece of advice for Apple iOS 6 Map users from London Transport Department

There is a reason for calling the Apple iOS 6 Map failure - "ios6apocalypse", and here is a serious piece of advice from the Mayor of London to commuters.


Apple Maps fails miserably, removes and distorts popular monuments and shows dangerously wrong navigation instructions

Apple is known for it's finer details and perfection, but this time they have failed miserably. The removal of Google Maps and introduction of Apple Maps in iOS 6 has resulted in nothing but chaos and a lot of bad press for Apple.

Apple's new maps is a major disappointment internationally as it lacks Transit function for 51 countries, traffic updates for 24 countries, and Street View in 41 countries - Totaling, 63 countries with a user-base of 4.5 billion people which had these features previously available in iOS 5. But that is not all, even American users are having a tough time using "buggy" Apple Maps, the maps are so faulty that they have not only distorted or removed popular monuments but are dangerously displaying navigation directions from roads to canals and non-suitable terrains.

Apple Map fail

In the examples below Apple Maps shows roads "obliterated", and Statue of liberty is simply vanished. In the following image you can see map detail difference between iOS 5 Google Maps and iOS 6 Apple Maps, this is not all Apple Maps is showing dangerously wrong navigation into a canal !

Map fail

These widespread errors have resulted in twitter hash tag #ios6apocalypse climbing up the charts with user submissions, more buggy images of Apple Maps below.

Jailbreaking iOS 6 final and manually installing Cydia

Before downloading and installing any iOS update, majority of jailbroken iDevice users would first research whether a jailbreak is available or not for that particular update. And with the recent public final release of Apple iOS 6 - we have once again had to make the decision whether to upgrade or not from a "jailbrokenability" point of view ?

And the answer is - "Do not upgrade if you have A5 chip based iDevice (like Apple iPhone 4S) as there is no iOS 6 jailbreak for them yet, and if you have an A4 chip based device like Phone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4th you can have an tethered jailbreak for now.". While it is strongly advisable NOT TO UPGRADE to iOS 6 if you want to retain your jailbreak, the process to jailbreak A4 devices and manually installing Cydia is posted after the jump with details of announcement by iPhone Dev Team on the topic.

iOS 6 jailbreak

Download Apple iOS 6

As announced with Apple iPhone 5, the Apple iOS 6 upgrade made it to public downloading today. According to Apple, iOS 6 has more than 200+ new features and is aimed to deliver a stable and responsive mobile operating-system to all recent iDevice.

While majority of these 200+ new features are nothing more than minor tweaks and cosmetic changes, the major new features are new Apple Maps, improved Siri, Passbook, tight Facebook integration throughout the OS, Shared Photo Streams, Facetime over cellular, new calling features like call decline with text message or a callback reminder, Do Not Disturb mode, iCloud tabs and the ability to update apps without having to enter your password.

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iOS 6 device compatibility chart

Direct, resumable download links and torrents for Apple iOS6 for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and other supported iDevices (as shown in image above) posted after the jump.

Infographic comparing Apple iPhone 4S Vs iPhone 5 Vs Samsung Galaxy S3

Yesterday, we shared an visual comparing Apple iPhone 4S vs Apple iPhone 5. Today, we have an infographic which lets you make better informed decision comparing Apple iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3.

Apple iPhone 4S Vs iPhone 5 Vs Samsung Galaxy S3

iPhone 4S Vs iPhone 5 infographic - What's exactly new in Apple iPhone 5 ?

An visual infographic is the best way to compare changes between two devices, and here are two excellent one's to let users know what's new in Apple iPhone 5 and how it compares to Apple iPhone 4S.


iPhone 5 Hands On Video

While Apple iPhone 5 falls short of expectations, here is a hands-on video demonstrating what users would like about the new iPhone. As evident from the hands-on video, the faster A6 processor with iOS 6 works very smooth - be it the regular camera apps or the new 3D maps, another worthy upgrade is the new brighter and larger retina display which offers superior picture quality and screen real-estate to it's predecessor.

Apple iPhone 5

Apple does it again, iPhone 5 released - gets better but not the best...

Apple iPhone 5

Apple has done it once again, the new iPhone 5 is out now and have almost everything as was rumored by various leaks, the new upgrade falls short on expectations which could provide Apple iPhone 4S users a serious reason to upgrade.

The major new iPhone 5 features would be a bigger 4 inch retina display, an improved design, thinner and lighter full aluminum-glass body, a new slimmer connector, better camera, 4G LTE support, new A6 CPU, 1 GB RAM and a better battery life. While all these new features are definitely better then iPhone 4S, but seriously lack the "must upgrade" reason for existing iPhone users.

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Fully assembled Apple iPhone 5 shot on video...

As days are getting closer for the much anticipated launch of Apple iPhone 5 more and more rumors and leaks are appearing on internet. This time a very convincing and realistic video shows the final form factor of Apple iPhone 5, case manufacturers are usually handed over finalized prototype models of phones to start their case production process much earlier then final public revelation.

This time one of the case manufacturer leaked an video showing the iPhone 5 in it's full glory which shows the new longer, thinner, dual-tone design with a bigger 4-inch widescreen (16:9) display, a centered front camera, the new smaller dock connector, and a bottom headphone jack. Watch the video below.

Apple iPhone 5

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