MAPS IN iOS6
I'm sure you've all been reading about the problems with maps on iOS 6. I upgraded to iOS 6 on the iPad yesterday. Without a doubt it's a good upgrade and I like many of the features in it. I live in Hertfordshire in the UK and when i open maps and select my location, the upper 2/3 of the map is blurry and the lower 1/3 has very clear satellite imagery. In fact i would say that the satellite imagery is more detailed than google maps. Why did Apple release such a half baked feature. I understand that it's in a battle with google but I can't help but thin that apple was stupid to let google maps go. It should have left it in and given users a choice whilst it quietly went about fixing maps in the background.
As an android user who just switched to the iPhone 5, I am very disappointed. I plan on purchasing copilot live as a satnav and use the pedestrian directions to get around in the meantime.
I would like to know what experience others have had with maps.
- 09-20-2012, 11:58 AM #2
Sounds like what I experienced on the betas of iOS 6. Yes, this is the official version, but there are going to be a few issues, since it was just released yesterday; but don't worry too much, it'll probably be fixed pretty soon.
My experience with Maps has been good so far. I used Turn-by-turn (unspoken, since I have the 4) without a problem.
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- 09-20-2012, 12:02 PM #3
Yeah it appears that Maps just isn't good as google. And I'm not surprised. It's not that it's not good, just not good as what it had. And unfortunately, these are the steps Apple has to take to strip their system of Google proprietary applications built in. I would suspect that Google may release a Maps app in the app store like they did with youtube. Honestly, I barely ever used Maps. I purchased te navigon app like 2 years ago for turn by turn and I always used that. And I don't live in a city or anything so public transportation or walking direction was never something I needed. But that's just me. I know a lot of people used those things. I would suspect they'll get better in the future and until then just use other 3rd party apps like hopstop which is what we had to do before anyway LOL.
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Should Apple have done better? Yes. That they didn't is exactly why I have, and will continue to use Navigon for my turn by turn navigation needs. If iOS6 Maps does not meet your needs, rather than kvetch about it - find yourself an app that does what you want it to do - then come here and brag it up.
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- 09-20-2012, 09:50 PM #14
Its going to take Apple a good while to play catch up. I think what is in iOS6 is great for now but it takes alot of time and money to invest into this type of infrastructure. It will improve over time. But if you feel like you cant depend on it there are better options that arent google for right now.
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And before anyone pops off about Google being free... well, it's not. One needs to understand the manner they are paying for Google's "free" apps and services. They are advertising delivery platforms and data mining tools. You may not open your wallet for Google stuff...you are paying in other ways.
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