TTC (Toronto) Users! Be wary of iOS 6 upgrade!
I have upgraded to iOS 6, but I'm starting to regret it. It turns out Apple's Maps are somewhat deficient when compared to Google Maps, especially in my scenario (iPhone 4, in Toronto, Canada).
I don't know if this has been noted on these forums, but Apple's Maps has no TTC directions for public transit users. It will probably take them a while to add Toronto, it took Google several years to cater to our lowly, unimportant, multicultural epicenter of the world. This has severely hampered my phone's usability for me, especially considering that if you don't have a 4S you don't have 3D or flyover, and Apple's maps do not have street view.
The servers are also very slow for the map images but that's likely not going to be a problem come launch time.
I'll be (begrudgingly) using Google Maps' web app until I get the new iPhone in October (and Apple adds TTC!).
Last edited by Jellotime91; 06-15-2012 at 09:36 AM.
- 06-15-2012, 09:33 AM #2
- 06-15-2012, 09:38 AM #4
Don't be mad at Apple. Be mad at TTC. It's their job to serve their users. Not Apple's. The ability will be there in iOS6 for a developer to use the Map sdk and make an app for their system. Apple's done their job. Now it's up to TTC to commission an app, or an enterprising developer to meet a need, and make some money. What a concept.
- 06-15-2012, 09:47 AM #5
- 06-15-2012, 09:49 AM #6
Apple will be handing off many mapping abilities like transit and such to third party developers to integrate into Maps. This wasn't something that just magically happened. Apple will not be adding it back. I am wondering perhaps if you should have waited a couple of days to get other people's feedback on this and then make your decision on whether to upgrade.
BTW, you can always go back to 5.1.1. Just put the phone in DFU and restore.
RE: other commenter
They have a transit directions button just like Google Maps did. I believe they intend to offer it natively in the future.
Further, I should not have to downgrade my phone to retain the original functionality. That is complete and utter sycophantic bull****.
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- 06-15-2012, 12:29 PM #8Thanked by:
- 06-15-2012, 12:31 PM #9
So, by you logic, Apple can only add features. They can't remove them... where's my 3.5" floppy drive in the macbook pro?? I'm not buying your logic. Apple is going to let the marketplace of ideas and developers innovate and fill the void for the functionality you desire rather than having it baked in to the IOS. That is not a bad thing. TTC can commission an app and have that be more accurate and responsive than Apple would ever be - that would be TTC providing a better service to their customers, or as I said - an opportunity for a developer to fill a need in the marketplace - maybe even (gasp!!) make a profit from it. Egad! How horrible!!
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- 06-15-2012, 12:37 PM #11
Just Me, D
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- 06-15-2012, 12:40 PM #12
- 06-15-2012, 12:45 PM #13
Apple is systematically weening us off of Google. Why? Because its Android. What does that have to do with us, nothing. We don't deserve it.
- 06-15-2012, 12:57 PM #14They're making their own maps for no other reason than to not have Google Maps. Because its competition.We don't get updates YouTube app because it's competition,and they also want to filter our search so that we don't have to use Google.
Apple is systematically weening us off of Google. Why? Because its Android.What does that have to do with us, nothing. We don't deserve it.
Just Me, D
- 06-15-2012, 01:14 PM #15
QuickTime is the world's slowest video player, but Apple still wants you to use it.
Firewire never took off, but Apple still pushed it.
I know that many people will upgrade to iOS6 because they have have no use for maps. Especially those really sedentary people that never leave their homes. But people have to understand that..
....fragmentation is going to happen.
- 06-15-2012, 02:00 PM #16
Just Me, D
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- 06-15-2012, 02:09 PM #17
- 06-15-2012, 02:29 PM #18
What is up with all the whiners about iOS 6?? Apple should run CLOSED beta's from now on to avoid this childish reaction to software that isn't yet ready for release....
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