1. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Google Maps 2.0 hits the App Store, brings new iPad design

    It seems after reading this article written by our own Rene Ritchie that the new Google Apps 2.0 is less than stellar nor the Apple maps mentioned, As Rene mentions what the heck...It is free and with everyone as I agree that like mapping apps it is worth the upgrade. I will be installing it and give it a shot to see what I think. In the meantime install the new version and see for yourself.

    Google Maps 2.0 hits the App Store, brings new iPad design, live traffic, and new Explore mode | iMore.com
    07-17-2013 07:40 AM
  2. jclisenby's Avatar
    It's a solid upgrade. Google Maps was already the best mapping app available for iOS, and this just builds on that.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    07-17-2013 07:46 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It's a solid upgrade. Google Maps was already the best mapping app available for iOS, and this just builds on that.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    I may give it a try. Not sure yet.......Apple Maps have been all I've needed for a while now.
    07-17-2013 09:04 AM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    It's a solid upgrade. Google Maps was already the best mapping app available for iOS, and this just builds on that.
    Maybe in your world... not in mine.
    carrickfergus likes this.
    07-17-2013 09:07 AM
  5. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I should add that I already have Google Maps installed so this would of course by me installing simply be an upgrade to try out. I generally get by with Apple maps which suits me fine. I don't mind having a backup though.
    07-17-2013 09:35 AM
  6. jwalker007's Avatar
    I'm disappointed in this update. It's very jerky as it navigates on an iPhone 5. Didn't do it yesterday before the update. Not as smooth as Apple Maps. Just wish Apple Maps was as accurate.
    07-17-2013 09:39 AM
  7. jclisenby's Avatar
    Maybe in your world... not in mine.
    I would say over 50% of the time, I search for something in Apple Maps and I get the no matching items message. Everything I search for in Google Maps, it gives me exactly what I'm looking for. Apple has a beautiful app, but they have a huge problem with data points.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    07-17-2013 10:11 AM
  8. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    THat is the reason I try and bring over articles from the iMore Blog so we can open communication like this. THere is no right or wrong, only preference and conversation.
    07-17-2013 01:10 PM
  9. southpawmedic's Avatar
    Do any of you see the explore page with the specific items like what shows on the video? I see the same small boring pictures under my history like the silverware, coffee cup, wine glass, etc. Doesn't look any different than prior to the update.
    07-17-2013 04:28 PM
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    07-17-2013 07:09 PM
  11. Guacho's Avatar
    I would say over 50% of the time, I search for something in Apple Maps and I get the no matching items message. Everything I search for in Google Maps, it gives me exactly what I'm looking for. Apple has a beautiful app, but they have a huge problem with data points.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    Agree, no map has the kind of info Google has... yet, Apple maps could be enough for many people and that's totally fine, but Google rules in maps.
    jclisenby likes this.
    07-17-2013 07:27 PM
  12. mulasien's Avatar
    Maybe in your world... not in mine.
    In my case, Google has been consistently better. It doesn't show half of a subdivision missing like in Apple Maps.

    Obviously kch50428 has better experiences with Apple Maps then me, so it must depend on where you live.

    I really WANT to like Apple Maps, but just not at the point of trusting their accuracy yet. I do hope they improve.
    Last edited by mulasien; 07-18-2013 at 02:02 PM.
    07-18-2013 01:33 PM
  13. kch50428's Avatar
    The only issues I've ever experienced with Apple Maps are the same one's I've seen with Google... or MapQuest on the web... or my Garmin Nuvi765T... Many of the things people complain about being wrong with Apple Maps are also wrong on other platforms.
    07-18-2013 01:38 PM
  14. mulasien's Avatar
    The only issues I've ever experienced with Apple Maps are the same one's I've seen with Google... or MapQuest on the web... or my Garmin Nuvi765T... Many of the things people complain about being wrong with Apple Maps are also wrong on other platforms.
    I'm idly curious where you live where you don't have any issues. I live on the outskirts of Kansas City in a semi-rural town. The subdivision referenced earlier is semi-new, but was complete as long as we've lived here (2 years). It's almost as if Apple is using really old data for some of their mapping areas. What's stranger still is that their satellite view shows the entire neighborhood, but the standard view removes half the roads. I don't get it.

    It's little irksome stuff like that, and not being able to find a skyscraper in Lower Manhattan because it doesn't know the difference between Pl=Place and Pl=Plaza, that drive me nuts.
    07-18-2013 02:06 PM
  15. kch50428's Avatar
    I'm idly curious where you live where you don't have any issues. I live on the outskirts of Kansas City in a semi-rural town. The subdivision referenced earlier is semi-new, but was complete as long as we've lived here (2 years). It's almost as if Apple is using really old data for some of their mapping areas. What's stranger still is that their satellite view shows the entire neighborhood, but the standard view removes half the roads. I don't get it.

    It's little irksome stuff like that, and not being able to find a skyscraper in Lower Manhattan because it doesn't know the difference between Pl=Place and Pl=Plaza, that drive me nuts.
    I'm between Des Moines & Minneapolis... And have traveled into SW Wisconsin, rural Amish country with Apple Maps and it performed every bit as good as my Gamin Nuvi every time. The thing of not knowing the difference between Place and Plaza using "Pl" as an abbreviation can happen on any platform - as well as missing roads in a subdivision - that happens on even Garmin Nuvi maps... what you do when you find issues is report them... and they will eventually get fixed. Nature of the beast.
    07-18-2013 02:16 PM
  16. mulasien's Avatar
    I'm between Des Moines & Minneapolis... And have traveled into SW Wisconsin, rural Amish country with Apple Maps and it performed every bit as good as my Gamin Nuvi every time. The thing of not knowing the difference between Place and Plaza using "Pl" as an abbreviation can happen on any platform - as well as missing roads in a subdivision - that happens on even Garmin Nuvi maps... what you do when you find issues is report them... and they will eventually get fixed. Nature of the beast.
    You know what? You just inspired me to take action. I just sent an error report to Apple about the missing neighborhood and the fact that it cannot find 1 Battery Park Plaza (a tall skyscraper in Manhattan). I'm curious to see how long it takes for them to fix it, but at least I'm trying!
    07-18-2013 02:43 PM
  17. Guacho's Avatar
    I've sent three reports to Apple , never got an answer. About 4 reports to Google, they've responded to all of them and fixed two reports I made within a week.
    07-18-2013 06:55 PM
  18. TurboTiger's Avatar
    I find that Google maps more reliable that Apple Maps for directions.
    Neither is as reliable as my in-dash nav system.

    Good Luck
    07-18-2013 08:23 PM

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