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  1. Phillip Swanson's Avatar


    Apple’s new native iOS 6 Maps application has endured it’s fair share of warranted criticism since its launch last Friday. However, the narrative is a little different in China.

    Apple’s version of Maps for the Chinese market is being praised as a “huge improvement over Google Maps.” The difference is easily discernible by the screenshot above, and while there is considerably more information present in Apple’s Maps application, there are still some features missing due to Chinese law.

    Apple’s Maps in China benefit from data provided by the most widely used mobile mapping service in China AutoNAvi Holdings, according to The Wall Street Journal. The AutoNavi partnership means Apple’s Maps will contain more detail than competitors’ offerings.

    However, there are a considerable number of shortcomings in Apples’ Chinese version of Maps, most notably the lack of any integrated Maps data outside of China which is supplied by TomTom to Apple. Also, turn-by-turn directions, 3D flyovers and satellite imagery for other countries are absent.

    Apple’s AutoNavi integration has expanded Maps coverage from “big cities and tourist centers” to the rest of China.

    "In my experience, the new version of Maps zooms in much further, shows more points of interest, clearly labels banks and cellphone shops (China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom), and gives the locations of ATMs and public restrooms (my original iPad running iOS 6 doesn't show either of those things). The killer feature, though, is that iOS Maps shows both English names and Chinese characters for everything, whereas Google-powered Maps only shows the English translation," Chinese iOS 6 Maps user, Anthony Drendel wrote.
    Source: AppleInsider, Anthony Drendel, WSJ
    2012-09-26 06:02 AM
  2. bai's Avatar
    事实上我依然用凯立德离线导航
    2012-09-26 06:04 AM
  3. Just Dummy's Avatar
    How many people do you figure own much less drive a car in China? They can make 200 rubber spiders for a penny so impressing them shouldn't be too difficult.
    2012-09-26 06:47 AM
  4. rukavuda's Avatar
    Lol that made me choke on coffee lol
    http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/9020/gagaxq.jpg
    2012-09-26 08:40 AM
  5. Glocknine's Avatar
    Worst apple propaganda ever lol!
    2012-09-26 10:16 AM
  6. anekin007's Avatar
    the reason why google has poor mapping in china is because google mapping is not authorized by the chinese government. Google uses autonavi to display maps in china.
    2012-09-26 10:43 AM
  7. *T*'s Avatar
    How many people do you figure own much less drive a car in China? They can make 200 rubber spiders for a penny so impressing them shouldn't be too difficult.
    China devalues their currency on purpose so they will labor for cheap prices. You have to understand what a penny will buy you in China, before you compare to the US. If a dollar buys a chocolate bar here, a penny might buy a chocolate bar in china
    2012-09-26 12:50 PM
  8. hogcia's Avatar
    事实上我依然用凯立德离线导航
    True true
    2012-09-26 12:54 PM
  9. Luismiguellopezx's Avatar
    China devalues their currency on purpose so they will labor for cheap prices. You have to understand what a penny will buy you in China, before you compare to the US. If a dollar buys a chocolate bar here, a penny might buy a chocolate bar in china
    Well if you go to irac u will get even more buddy!!! A five dollar is like a 200 candy bars jus figure that out
    2012-09-26 01:31 PM
  10. shark101au's Avatar
    How many people do you figure own much less drive a car in China? They can make 200 rubber spiders for a penny so impressing them shouldn't be too difficult.
    80 million poeple have cas in China and that will rise to several hundred million over the next 10 years. You should climb out from under your rock, ignorance is no excuse for stupidity
    2012-09-26 01:47 PM
  11. Just Dummy's Avatar
    80 million poeple have cas in China and that will rise to several hundred million over the next 10 years. You should climb out from under your rock, ignorance is no excuse for stupidity
    I'm not talking about a glorified scooter, I'm talking about a true modern automobile with actual amenities which China quite frankly does not produce. We have close to 300 million registered in the USA.
    2012-09-26 02:14 PM
  12. Mrteacup's Avatar
    How many people do you figure own much less drive a car in China? They can make 200 rubber spiders for a penny so impressing them shouldn't be too difficult.
    You think the factory workers are the ones buying the iPhones?

    Also it disgusts me how you say impressing them shouldn't be difficult. Why? Cause they work 3x more than you will your entire life in a day? I agree you are very ignorant.
    2012-09-26 02:18 PM
  13. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
    An original iPad can't run iOS 6. Anyone else catch this?
    2012-09-26 02:29 PM
  14. Tperry's Avatar
    An original iPad can't run iOS 6. Anyone else catch this?
    Old news. That poor old dog has been beaten to death.
    Not a waterboy for Android OR Apple.
    2012-09-26 04:46 PM
  15. GmAz's Avatar
    80 million poeple have cas in China and that will rise to several hundred million over the next 10 years. You should climb out from under your rock, ignorance is no excuse for stupidity
    ...in a country of 1.3 billion.
    2012-09-26 05:34 PM
  16. JC86's Avatar
    How many people do you figure own much less drive a car in China? They can make 200 rubber spiders for a penny so impressing them shouldn't be too difficult.
    Wow, the stupidity and ignorance of that statement is just baffling. More cars are sold in China today than there are in the US. So much so in fact that the government has had to stop issuing vehicle registrations to ease traffic and pollution in the major cities like Beijing. GM, Ford, BMW, VW, Mercedes, Toyota, Honda etc. . . . any auto manufacturer of any significance has a significant presence in China because that's where the largest market is right now. GM has sold more cars in China the last three years than they have in the US.

    Apple's biggest market that they are just beginning to open up is China. Why do you think they went so far as to tout the integration of China-centric web-services like Baidu and Weibo at the WWDC for iOS and Mountain Lion? Walk through any airport, and literally everyone has an ipad and/or and iphone.

    Like it or not, companies like Apple are increasingly shifting their focus on the Chinese market because that's where their room for growth is huge.

    Yea, its not too difficult to impress Chinese consumers at all. Bentley sold 578 cars in China while they only sold 450 in the US. With an average sticker price at about a quarter million USD in the United States, the price in China is almost double than when you factor in import tariffs. China still outsold the US.

    Check your facts next time before you make yourself look like an ignorant fool who thinks that we (as in the United States),are the only consumers that matter anymore. It's a global economy now and China, like it or not, is one the biggest players in it.
    2012-09-26 05:35 PM
  17. unison999's Avatar
    Wow, the stupidity and ignorance of that statement is just baffling. More cars are sold in China today than there are in the US. So much so in fact that the government has had to stop issuing vehicle registrations to ease traffic and pollution in the major cities like Beijing. GM, Ford, BMW, VW, Mercedes, Toyota, Honda etc. . . . any auto manufacturer of any significance has a significant presence in China because that's where the largest market is right now. GM has sold more cars in China the last three years than they have in the US.

    Apple's biggest market that they are just beginning to open up is China. Why do you think they went so far as to tout the integration of China-centric web-services like Baidu and Weibo at the WWDC for iOS and Mountain Lion? Walk through any airport, and literally everyone has an ipad and/or and iphone.

    Like it or not, companies like Apple are increasingly shifting their focus on the Chinese market because that's where their room for growth is huge.

    Yea, its not too difficult to impress Chinese consumers at all. Bentley sold 578 cars in China while they only sold 450 in the US. With an average sticker price at about a quarter million USD in the United States, the price in China is almost double than when you factor in import tariffs. China still outsold the US.

    Check your facts next time before you make yourself look like an ignorant fool who thinks that we (as in the United States),are the only consumers that matter anymore. It's a global economy now and China, like it or not, is one the biggest players in it.

    Awesome post backed with facts, unlike someone who posts only with his opinion.
    Might want to mention China owns more than $1.1 trillion of U.S. debts, that is 2nd largest entity U.S. owes money to. Only 2nd to U.S. government itself, if you question this check out the link which is reported back in February it should be a lot more now: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/bigges...ov-t-debt.html
    Last edited by unison999; 2012-09-26 at 06:55 PM.
    2012-09-26 06:42 PM
  18. supermicho's Avatar
    Wow, the stupidity and ignorance of that statement is just baffling. More cars are sold in China today than there are in the US. So much so in fact that the government has had to stop issuing vehicle registrations to ease traffic and pollution in the major cities like Beijing. GM, Ford, BMW, VW, Mercedes, Toyota, Honda etc. . . . any auto manufacturer of any significance has a significant presence in China because that's where the largest market is right now. GM has sold more cars in China the last three years than they have in the US.

    Apple's biggest market that they are just beginning to open up is China. Why do you think they went so far as to tout the integration of China-centric web-services like Baidu and Weibo at the WWDC for iOS and Mountain Lion? Walk through any airport, and literally everyone has an ipad and/or and iphone.

    Like it or not, companies like Apple are increasingly shifting their focus on the Chinese market because that's where their room for growth is huge.

    Yea, its not too difficult to impress Chinese consumers at all. Bentley sold 578 cars in China while they only sold 450 in the US. With an average sticker price at about a quarter million USD in the United States, the price in China is almost double than when you factor in import tariffs. China still outsold the US.

    Check your facts next time before you make yourself look like an ignorant fool who thinks that we (as in the United States),are the only consumers that matter anymore. It's a global economy now and China, like it or not, is one the biggest players in it.
    Where the hell is the Like button???
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    2012-09-26 06:57 PM
  19. unison999's Avatar
    Where the hell is the Like button???
    and where the hell is owned button, so want to use it on the other guy
    2012-09-26 07:34 PM
  20. domenicp's Avatar
    Wow, the stupidity and ignorance of that statement is just baffling. More cars are sold in China today than there are in the US. So much so in fact that the government has had to stop issuing vehicle registrations to ease traffic and pollution in the major cities like Beijing. GM, Ford, BMW, VW, Mercedes, Toyota, Honda etc. . . . any auto manufacturer of any significance has a significant presence in China because that's where the largest market is right now. GM has sold more cars in China the last three years than they have in the US.

    Apple's biggest market that they are just beginning to open up is China. Why do you think they went so far as to tout the integration of China-centric web-services like Baidu and Weibo at the WWDC for iOS and Mountain Lion? Walk through any airport, and literally everyone has an ipad and/or and iphone.

    Like it or not, companies like Apple are increasingly shifting their focus on the Chinese market because that's where their room for growth is huge.

    Yea, its not too difficult to impress Chinese consumers at all. Bentley sold 578 cars in China while they only sold 450 in the US. With an average sticker price at about a quarter million USD in the United States, the price in China is almost double than when you factor in import tariffs. China still outsold the US.

    Check your facts next time before you make yourself look like an ignorant fool who thinks that we (as in the United States),are the only consumers that matter anymore. It's a global economy now and China, like it or not, is one the biggest players in it.
    I've been to China, and I've never seen as many expensive cars on the road as I did there... Thank you for such an eloquent factual post!
    2012-09-27 04:46 AM
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