1. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I’ve been using Apple Maps since it was released & love it. I also like that it’s accurate with walking & transit directions, & with Uber costs.
    Just_Me_D, joemd60 and pr1nce like this.
    05-31-2019 02:28 PM
  2. joemd60's Avatar
    I use both. But one time I wasn’t completely sure where I was. And I asked Siri to take me home, and Apple maps opened up with the directions to my house.
    It was accurate, and I thought it was pretty useful considering it’s hands free.
    05-31-2019 08:04 PM
  3. imwjl's Avatar
    I'm not following the about there for all of us phone and watch software upgrades too closely but without more layers I expect Apple Maps will be fine for a lot of car navigation but not bike/ped and outdoor sports or recreation the way Google Maps is.

    At times the simplicity in Apple's offering is good. Apple does not seem to do those occasional Waze type shortcuts that are not at all the best route.
    09-15-2019 07:38 AM
  4. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I also love the turn reminders from my watch! It really is helpful!
    Yes, really love this feature with Apple Maps.
    09-15-2019 08:00 AM
  5. Annie_M's Avatar
    I'm not following the about there for all of us phone and watch software upgrades too closely but without more layers I expect Apple Maps will be fine for a lot of car navigation but not bike/ped and outdoor sports or recreation the way Google Maps is.

    At times the simplicity in Apple's offering is good. Apple does not seem to do those occasional Waze type shortcuts that are not at all the best route.
    That would be a nice update.
    09-15-2019 08:04 AM
  6. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    I use  maps religiously as I drive all over the country for my job. I used google maps a lot before the iOS 13 beta. Apple has really revamped it & made it a whole lot better compared to how it was previously.
    Annie_M likes this.
    09-16-2019 03:42 AM
  7. JuanGuapo's Avatar
    Maps is great as a freebie but I seldom use it unless I'm in a vehicle without a navigation system.

    a. Waypoints. --Setup multiple destinations; at the moment, I/we can do only one bloody destination at a time. Strictly speaking, it's unfathomable that this was missed in designing any sort of navigation program, let alone one to use in the car.

    b. CarPlay & Siri. --The CarPlay implementation of Maps is mostly to blame for this but if/when when I use Maps via CarPlay, I can only tell Siri where I want to go and if/when Siri doesn't understand the destination or it simply has old information, I have to look up/type the address on my iPhone to start navigation which defeats the purpose.

    c. CarPlay & Navigation. --I know they're planning this (finally) for iOS 13 but it's contingent upon the mfg to implement it, and it's a gamble if/when it will be released. And, to be fair, it's not like manufacturers are in a hurry to offer something for free (BMW?). The gripe is I can only have one (1) navigation screen up, not two (2); most built-in Nav systems will have two (2) or more screens, one passive and one active. The passive one continues to show your route should you need/wish to change screens, and you do not need to constantly switch back/forth. I'm surprised this hasn't gotten more attention in iOS 13 if they're interested in safety and convenience.

    d. Routes. --Dedicated or stand-alone nav systems let you choose one of several routes (i.e., Fast, Shortest Distance, and Eco). CarPlay only gives you the distance and time, little else, and it has to be from the handset to be useful.

    e. GPS Accuracy. --When I am driving down the road and Apple Maps (via CarPlay or handset) says I am 30' out the east window of my car, driving over houses or fields instead of the street or highway I am on (iPhone 7+).

    f. Cellular. --Maps still requires cellular with no way to download offline maps (yet). I regularly drive in areas with poor(er) cell coverage, maybe 30% of the time, and when I used Maps it offered me little to no information.

    g. Poor Rerouting. --I live/work/drive in Los Angeles so I know traffic. Maps does the absolute least re-routing of anything I've used. Waze reroutes you but makes questionable choices (i.e., left on insane crazy blvd with no center lane to merge) in the process. On the other hand, TomTom will check and reroute me every other minute for a faster route. Google Maps does probably the best job of rerouting next to Waze.

    h. CarPlay View. --CarPlay throws up a birds-eye view of the drive, skewed to the left, making it look like I am flying overhead from behind and to the left. This is the only nav program I've yet tried that does this. While functional, it's still very strange to look at while I'm driving, even on an 8" screen.

    Did I miss anything?
    09-16-2019 09:54 AM
  8. Annie_M's Avatar
    I use  maps religiously as I drive all over the country for my job. I used google maps a lot before the iOS 13 beta. Apple has really revamped it & made it a whole lot better compared to how it was previously.
    I can't wait to see the new Apple Maps when I install iOS 13 later this week!
    09-16-2019 10:10 AM
  9. calebt's Avatar
    I would use it more of it had a speedometer option like Waze.
    09-16-2019 10:51 AM
  10. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    I can't wait to see the new Apple Maps when I install iOS 13 later this week!
    It’s incredible. They recently rolled out an updated version of my city. Looks a lot better especially with the look around feature or whatever it’s called.
    Annie_M likes this.
    09-16-2019 08:48 PM
  11. Annie_M's Avatar
    It’s incredible. They recently rolled out an updated version of my city. Looks a lot better especially with the look around feature or whatever it’s called.
    That's great to know!
    09-17-2019 07:47 AM
  12. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    When Apple Maps can list places it has in the satellite view, I may give it another go.
    09-17-2019 11:49 AM
  13. Slash82's Avatar
    I own an "old school" Garmin Navigation System in my car, for the rest I use Apple Maps (on vacations, on the go, using other cars than mine etc.) and I'm pretty happy with that combo.
    09-17-2019 01:08 PM
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