1. anon5664829's Avatar
    Yes, they used to be wrong but just the other day I used my iPad to get to a destination and I left my phone(Nexus 4) on charge and it had no issues taking me there. NOTE: I do NOT live in the US, I live in a country called New Zealand.
    07-31-2013 03:07 AM
  2. melbsteve's Avatar
    i'm often wondering the same. i live in your neighborhood (Melbourne) and to me Apple Maps are doing an outstanding job. reliable, great as navigation device in the car and of course beautiful to look at (especially the 3D in Melbourne region). I have heard a lot of more positive reviews lately though, I think those who still slag it off are the hard core.
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    07-31-2013 04:49 AM
  3. anon5664829's Avatar
    i'm often wondering the same. i live in your neighborhood (Melbourne) and to me Apple Maps are doing an outstanding job. reliable, great as navigation device in the car and of course beautiful to look at (especially the 3D in Melbourne region). I have heard a lot of more positive reviews lately though, I think those who still slag it off are the hard core.
    It seems as if only fanboys call the Apple maps bad now...
    07-31-2013 05:16 AM
  4. swarlos's Avatar
    I love Apple Maps and I know it will only get better. I rarely use it though as I don't get to travel much and I'm very familiar with my town. But the few times I have used it's been accurate and awesome!! Although LOL there was this time earlier this year my mom and I were in Dublin, CA and we were trying to find a grocery store I believe but the place Maps told us to go to wasn't there.
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    07-31-2013 06:26 AM
  5. taz323's Avatar
    I agree, I know my area really good, but must say the times I've used it. It's been great. And it's just gonna get better.
    07-31-2013 07:11 AM
  6. tigerinexile's Avatar
    The Apple Maps app works fine if you know exactly what address you're going to.

    But if you're not sure where a certain store is, or where a restaurant is, it doesn't work well off partial information. Google Maps does -- it will find that Best Buy location, or that bar near an intersection, or that gas station.

    That's the functionality people had with iOS 5, before it was pulled out of the default iOS setup, and that's what people got back when the Google Maps app finally came out. If you're travelling to an unfamiliar town and need to find stuff, Google Maps is your go-to app, not Apple Maps.

    That said, Apple's decision to strike out on its own with iOS 6 makes lots of sense -- why contribute to Google's profitability as Google tries to take business away from Apple? It just temporarily led to iPhone users having a worse experience and lesser functionality.
    07-31-2013 07:51 AM
  7. finn5975's Avatar
    07-31-2013 08:14 AM
  8. John Yester's Avatar
    Some people do it because they are used to other app's. Some may provide better date then Apple Maps.

    Each IMO has their own pro's and con's

    07-31-2013 08:17 AM
  9. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Thread redundancy.
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    07-31-2013 08:23 AM
  10. Tpence2177's Avatar
    The times that I have used it on my wife's iPhone 5 maps is great and smooth. It looks great too. Accuracy has been fine, but we did have the whole address when we were using it. I use waze on my iPhone 4. I have thought about using google maps though. Waze looks like it was drawn with a crayon, but I do like the community side of it. The maps do seem to be a little outdated in some parts that I have found, but there is a map editor where you can in it so I am ok with it.
    07-31-2013 10:50 AM
  11. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Yes, they used to be wrong but just the other day I used my iPad to get to a destination and I left my phone(Nexus 4) on charge and it had no issues taking me there. NOTE: I do NOT live in the US, I live in a country called New Zealand.
    Apple Maps has taken me to the incorrect place more than I care to admit. Told me to turn on roads that did not exist anymore, told me turns that were coming up within 500 feet that were more than a mile away, etc. I banned it to the folder of forgotten apps and have not looked at it in more than 8 months. I am sure it has improved but between Google Maps and my Navigon app, I am doing just fine.
    07-31-2013 12:02 PM
  12. kch50428's Avatar
    Apple Maps has taken me to the incorrect place more than I care to admit. Told me to turn on roads that did not exist anymore, told me turns that were coming up within 500 feet that were more than a mile away, etc.
    Those experiences are not unique to Apple Maps... It happens on Gamin Nuvis... TomToms... and has happened to me with Google Maps & Navigon too... people hate on Apple Maps because they can... and some of them, because they want to to hate on Apple.
    07-31-2013 12:07 PM
  13. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    Those experiences are not unique to Apple Maps... It happens on Gamin Nuvis... TomToms... and has happened to me with Google Maps & Navigon too... people hate on Apple Maps because they can... and some of them, because they want to to hate on Apple.
    I don't hate on Apple Maps because I can. And in fact I have not trashed Apple Maps...ever. Not have I ever hated on Apple. With a Macbook Pro Retina, 4 iPads, 2 iPhones and 3 Apple TV's in my house I am far from a "hater". Unfortunately Apple maps at the time was terrible, any Apple fan will admit that that relied heavily on a Maps application. Apple announced Maps at the time and a lot of people were listening and ready to give it a try, myself included. And we were let down at the time. Maybe it is better now. And that's great. But I don't care to check it out because I have apps that work for me.
    07-31-2013 12:34 PM
  14. FFR's Avatar
    I have been loving iOS maps on iOS 7, can't wait for mavericks to get the full experience.
    07-31-2013 12:38 PM
  15. pr1nce's Avatar
    The times I've used Apple maps its worked great.
    07-31-2013 12:45 PM
  16. rayz336's Avatar
    Personally, Google Maps has worked better for me. The last 4 times I've relied on Apple Maps, it has taken me to the area and not the exact place I was looking for 3 of those times. It's certainly getting better but for my area and traveling it hasn't been up to par.
    07-31-2013 12:48 PM
  17. n8ter#AC's Avatar
    Reputation matters. On release it was bad so like bing maps even though it's usable NOW, the perception has been set.

    Perception is reality to many people...

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    07-31-2013 01:10 PM
  18. mszilard's Avatar
    Why do people rag on Apple Maps?-photo-1-.jpg

    this is why i hate apple maps. don't give me the usual answers, that where yoi live is working greate. where i live, a town with 200k ppl not 1 street has a name. i can't set my home address, i can't set my work address. i made countless reports about it, but nothing, and i mean absolutly nothing has changed in the last year.
    07-31-2013 01:58 PM
  19. Eileen89's Avatar
    Apple Maps has taken me to the incorrect place more than I care to admit. Told me to turn on roads that did not exist anymore, told me turns that were coming up within 500 feet that were more than a mile away, etc. I banned it to the folder of forgotten apps and have not looked at it in more than 8 months. I am sure it has improved but between Google Maps and my Navigon app, I am doing just fine.
    Those experiences are not unique to Apple Maps... It happens on Gamin Nuvis... TomToms... and has happened to me with Google Maps & Navigon too... people hate on Apple Maps because they can... and some of them, because they want to to hate on Apple.
    Kch, not sure if you are saying that the post above was hating on Apple Maps or not but if so I did not read anything in Xm_jdm's post above that is hateful toward Apple maps. What he said is that he was taken to wrong places before while using them. This indicates to me that at least he tried them and isn't just trashing them without even trying them like some people do. I've tried Apple Maps before as well and the directions were never as good as what I got while using my Navigon App.


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    07-31-2013 06:27 PM
  20. mountainman's Avatar
    Just tried Apple Maps today. Did not reroute for me. Opened Google Maps - all was well. It just worked. Go figure ....
    07-31-2013 07:56 PM
  21. kch50428's Avatar
    Kch, not sure if you are saying that the post above was hating on Apple Maps or not but if so I did not read anything in Xm_jdm's post above that is hateful toward Apple maps. What he said is that he was taken to wrong places before while using them. This indicates to me that at least he tried them and isn't just trashing them without even trying them like some people do. I've tried Apple Maps before as well and the directions were never as good as what I got while using my Navigon App.
    Just saying that I see lots of things people are saying are 'bad' about Apple Maps can, and do happen on other devices and apps and are not exclusive problems to Apple... and the last part of what I said above was NOT directed to anyone in particular.
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    07-31-2013 08:09 PM
  22. SeanHRCC's Avatar
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    this is why i hate apple maps. don't give me the usual answers, that where yoi live is working greate. where i live, a town with 200k ppl not 1 street has a name. i can't set my home address, i can't set my work address. i made countless reports about it, but nothing, and i mean absolutly nothing has changed in the last year.
    LMFAO! Don't give you the "usual answers"? Why? Because it's reality and you're having problems because you live in a little Romanian town? (200k is a bit optimistic btw, lol).

    Perhaps some of the farmlands with populations of 4 should start complaining too...and telling people who live in major metropolitan areas not to give them the "usual answer". Give me a freakin' break.

    You know why nothing has changed? Because there are significantly higher priorities than your little town.
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    07-31-2013 08:17 PM
  23. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Just tried Apple Maps today. Did not reroute for me. Opened Google Maps - all was well. It just worked. Go figure ....
    Apple maps reroutes for me just fine...go figure.
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    07-31-2013 08:19 PM
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    this is why i hate apple maps. don't give me the usual answers, that where yoi live is working greate. where i live, a town with 200k ppl not 1 street has a name. i can't set my home address, i can't set my work address. i made countless reports about it, but nothing, and i mean absolutly nothing has changed in the last year.
    in the interest of balance, this is why i love apple maps

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    Why do people rag on Apple Maps?-zjwj.png

    accurate, reliable, beautiful, ticking all the boxes, especially with iOS7, imo improving the experience even more.
    07-31-2013 08:40 PM
  25. BLiNK's Avatar
    Just tried Apple Maps today. Did not reroute for me. Opened Google Maps - all was well. It just worked. Go figure ....
    Apple maps reroutes for me just fine...go figure.
    Ready... Fight!
    07-31-2013 08:45 PM
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