i have no idea why some people are complaining about Apple's map search
i've been using it all day today (with turn by turn) and it has worked flawlessly. never had to turn on my Garmin in the work vehicle
just for fun i searched nearby businesses in each city where i was and again, worked perfect
are you sure you guys are doing it right?? shout out to Apple for their hard work
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I could be mistaken but all of the criticism that I have heard has to do with POI search. They have changed the way that it works. Not going to comment on it being better or worse, just different. Once you realize how it works, it's not all that different from the Google maps search. Just different. What was Apple's motto at one time, Think Different?
On a side note though, all of the hub bub of Apple changing the UI and when they make a few changes with Maps, App Store, etc. etc. the interwebs blow up? Come on people make up your friggin minds.
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I used it this morning on the way to work. I especially like that that I can turn the screen off while navigating and when a turn is approaching, the phone screen turns on to the lock screen and a scrolling map shows where album art would normally display. It did this even though I was also using Spotify at the time. Very cool feature.
- 09-20-2012, 11:32 AM #16iMore Intermediate
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i dont understand whats going on either. it worked great for me last night. i said, "take me home, siri" and it popped up directions to my house from my current location. i was impressed
the notification you get if you are in another app is great too. i think it'll be even better with the new hardware though.
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The criticism is that in some places, whole cities don't show up on the Apple map, which is a pretty significant error. As far as the news goes though, I only seen reports about it in the UK. At my current location, the new Apple map is significantly better than the previous one. This is a screenshot taken a little while ago comparing the Apple map to Google's map. In the Apple map, the blue dot is off by about 100 feet or so. In the Google map, the blue dot is off by at least 2000 feet. I tried refreshing and centering the map at least a half dozen times on the Google map and I got the exact same result every time.