My wife txtd me that she was stopped on the freeway today in horrible traffic. I opened the new maps app to see what it would show. It did not show any traffic slowdown where she was. I also. Opened Google maps (mobile web) and it did show red traffic for her location.
I wonder if it will be more accurate when iOS 6 is released and everyone is seeding the maps.
So far I'm not a huge fan of the new maps app. For traffic, the new maps app only shows red slowdowns whereas google shows red, orange, and green. Also, for me street view was very valuable but I do like the navigation.
- 09-15-2012, 04:09 AM #2
i wonder if her system settings are correct:
Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Traffic > ON
by default, this setting and all around it are set to the ON position but might be worth a shot. it's difficult to believe that Apple is waiting to turn this feature on this late into the game but i guess anything is possible
and of course, as you may know, Google will be releasing a stand alone app for maps eventually
- 09-15-2012, 04:13 AM #3
- 09-16-2012, 12:41 AM #5
Interesting to hear that the "Apples Maps" data is supplied by TomTom. I thought it would be Garmin since Garmin has an app just for the iPhone and I think TomTom has one just for the Android. ???
- 09-16-2012, 05:56 AM #6
TomTom makes an iOS app... Garmin makes apps for more than just iOS as well.
- 09-16-2012, 07:22 AM #7
- 09-16-2012, 11:36 AM #8
Sorry to get this off topic OP...that was my fault.
So just to indulge a little... Nothing in life is free (no not even death). But just to keep things logical, when someone refers to free they are USUALLY speaking in terms of monitary value. For all intents and purposes in this vinversation Apples built in maps are free and so are Googles. The other one have monitary cost. After all you don't think Tomtom, Garmin, Apple and the list goes on, mine data and sell acquired information?
- 09-16-2012, 04:12 PM #10iPhone Newbie
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I read somewhere that "if your not paying for a product,you are the product" pretty good quote I thought.
I'm not reliant on the maps app for anything more than typing in a address and then viewing how to get there. For me navigation will be a nice add on. Street view has often had out of date imagery for locations that I have viewed. I can see how it would be helpful for some so I hope that Apple really pushes to get the flyover feature to many city's this year.
For some this change is step back in usability for others it will be the same if not a step forward.
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- 09-16-2012, 04:52 PM #11
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- 09-17-2012, 01:16 PM #14
As for me i will b looking forward to the google product in the app store. IMO they are the best option at this point in time. Outside of maybe Tom Tom. Which i always thought must be a great app in that way that i think mercedes must be a great ride. But for my $ or lack there of Google has to much of a head start on apple in that dept.
- 09-17-2012, 01:30 PM #15
BTW, when talking about Garmin, TomTom, etc. you would be comparing the turn by turn navigation, correct? I really like the turn by turn. It's the standard map that isn't too impressive to me. For one thing, the 3D view isn't very complete yet. My neighborhood is rendered flat whereas on Google it is rendered 3D. Another thing is I tend to use street view a lot but that's something Apple maps won't be getting. I wonder how long until the Google Maps app hits the store?
- 09-17-2012, 08:48 PM #17
i'm running iOS 6 beta and i;m reserving full judgement of the new maps app till iOS6 gets released on sept 19th. so far, i like how the maps look; they're a lot easier to look at now. The turn by turn feature is awesome. however, traffic info has been spotty, it doesn't offer multiple routes when you're doing directions and there's no option yet for directions for walking, biking or public transit.
- 09-17-2012, 09:48 PM #18
Apple's version of maps doesn't have traffic coverage everywhere yet. Google's traffic base is much wider than Apple's newly developed base. They will get to your area eventually. Apple maps is a new product and will take a little time to reach the level of the 8+ years Google has in Apple maps.