1. glisk's Avatar
    Hi all,

    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.

    Thanks.
    09-20-2012 12:49 PM
  2. Exxod's Avatar
    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.
    Last edited by Exxod; 09-20-2012 at 01:02 PM.
    09-20-2012 12:58 PM
  3. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    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.
    09-20-2012 01:02 PM
  4. skhdivers#AC's Avatar
    I am not having a problem with my maps. I do use another app though called Scout which is free so far and really good.
    09-20-2012 02:50 PM
  5. aebrah's Avatar
    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.
    Does turn by turn navigation work on iphone 4? Sounds like it will work on screen but no audio.
    09-20-2012 02:56 PM
  6. UKFan643's Avatar
    Does turn by turn navigation work on iphone 4? Sounds like it will work on screen but no audio.
    It works in a limited way. It doesn't update directions in real time like on a 4S, but it kind of works. And definitely no spoken directions.
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    09-20-2012 03:03 PM
  7. kch50428's Avatar
    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 03:10 PM
  8. sting7k's Avatar
    You can use the Bing app's maps until Google releases their own maps.
    Last edited by sting7k; 09-20-2012 at 03:23 PM.
    09-20-2012 03:18 PM
  9. kch50428's Avatar
    09-20-2012 03:51 PM
  10. Exxod's Avatar
    It works in a limited way. It doesn't update directions in real time like on a 4S, but it kind of works. And definitely no spoken directions.
    It does update them, but it's delayed a bit.
    09-20-2012 08:44 PM
  11. Matt Savard's Avatar
    I'll upgrade to ios6 when googles maps app comes out.
    09-20-2012 10:19 PM
  12. kch50428's Avatar
    Good grief... I do not get what's so (bleep) special about Google's maps... There are plenty of apps that are as good or better.
    09-20-2012 10:24 PM
  13. gagdude's Avatar
    Good grief... I do not get what's so (bleep) special about Google's maps... There are plenty of apps that are as good or better.
    They have a really good database. The best actually.
    But Waze is da bomb because its user managed! Who needs Google Maps!

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    09-20-2012 10:26 PM
  14. mc511#CB's Avatar
    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.
    09-20-2012 10:50 PM
  15. Superjudge's Avatar
    Good grief... I do not get what's so (bleep) special about Google's maps... There are plenty of apps that are as good or better.
    like what?
    09-20-2012 10:55 PM
  16. kch50428's Avatar
    like what?
    apps better than Google? Navigon, Garmin OnBoard, TomTom, Telenav for starters.

    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.
    Last edited by kch50428; 09-20-2012 at 11:02 PM.
    09-20-2012 10:58 PM
  17. Superjudge's Avatar
    apps better than Google? Navigon, Garmin OnBoard, TomTom, Telenav for starters.

    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.
    None of those are better.
    09-21-2012 12:17 AM
  18. gagdude's Avatar
    apps better than Google? Navigon, Garmin OnBoard, TomTom, Telenav for starters.

    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.
    OK cool as long as I don't shell out money they can mine data off me. Its not like they are going to steal my identity. Advertising isn't costing me anything is it?
    Google is free. Simple as that

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    09-21-2012 12:22 AM
  19. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Good grief... I do not get what's so (bleep) special about Google's maps... There are plenty of apps that are as good or better.
    I think people like it because its reliable & free. I came from Android & of course Google Maps worked wonderfully. Hopefully, they'll make an app for iOS that's just as good because the 1 baked into the iPhone was junk. Until that happens, lots of people are going to complain or find an alternative.
    09-21-2012 02:42 AM
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