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10-02-2012, 02:28 PM #61
Maps are fine! When I use Turn by turn it works perfect! Ok view from space is a little bit unfinished but at least the scans are upto date compared to google maps which have not been updated for my home town since launched!
10-02-2012, 02:36 PM #62
It is amusing how people defend something so truly awful just because it comes from Apple.
I have loved my Apple devices for the past few years because they worked and worked well.
Apple Maps does not - at least in the UK. Therefore, reluctantly, I do not believe my next phone will be an iPhone.
Vector graphics for the maps does reduce the amount of data and is a good thing, but it does not make up for the rest of the very serious shortcomings.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
10-02-2012, 02:51 PM #63
I think the that Apple makes great products. That's why I own several of them : 2 MacBook Pros, 2 iPads, 1iphone 4, iPhone 5. However, I think that this us vs them thing needs to stop. Apple made a mistake : They needed to label Apple Maps "beta" and allow us all to run The old maps side by side with the new apple maps. There is no question that the App and the data will improve; just don't expect it to be better than Google Maps. Google has poured billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of man hours into making their product as accurate and feature filled as possible. They've been at it for years. They, as a company, move at a break neck pace. Apple, on the other hand, is much more deliberate. At this point, we should hope for functional parity in the near term. This isn't a competition : This app is important to many folks out there, and we should hope that it improves sooner rather than later, so that we can get on with it. There was never a Google Maps app for ios. It was Maps powered by Google. Apple wrote the App and google provided the data. They've had all kinds of problems and now they've opted to go at it alone. Google is currently working on an original Google Maps app for iOS. I am sure we will all enjoy it once it is available.
10-02-2012, 04:01 PM #64
10-02-2012, 04:04 PM #65
In what other countries does it work?
10-02-2012, 04:17 PM #66
First with the iPhone 4 there was Antenna-Gate now the IPhone 5/IOS 6 it's A-craple Maps. I swear people will always take a isolated or issue that only effects a small group and explode it to the 100th power. Then use the "I paid $$$$ for this device so it should be perfect" excuse. Apple will fix it just like they did when the original iPhone and 3G's Google maps Sucked but I guess everyone forgot that....I have no issues in Atlanta with apple maps period and the maps do render super fast for me.
10-02-2012, 04:24 PM #67
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10-02-2012, 06:23 PM #69
I'm alright with the new Maps.
You can say I guard it because Apple made it, but that's not the case.
The point of the application is to assist me in getting from point A to point B. As long as it's telling me where to go, I find that the application gets me where I need to be just fine. I've used it a few times already to pick up friends in surrounding cities with roads I'm not familiar with – look I got home safely!
10-02-2012, 06:47 PM #70
time and time again that Google wouldn't let Apple have turn by turn directions on the iPhone. If Apple wanted to compete, they needed to create their own solution. And here we are. That's great that Google uses vector maps on Android, but they don't on iOS. Are you blaming Apple for that? Do you believe that Apple created Google maps on iOS? Obviously not. I'm not sure why you're trying to belabor the point here. You don't like Apple maps. That's fine. I can't argue with that. But this is not some conspiracy where Apple is trying to hold us all back. They came up with a solution to a problem and they'll be making it better over time. The reality is, just as the article points out, Apple maps consumes MUCH less data than Google maps on the same platform. Case closed. Can we just move on to hating the misaligned iOS calendar text?
10-02-2012, 06:51 PM #71
"Apple’s new maps app as much as five times less data than Google Maps" yeah, maybe. but Google maps offer 10 times as much as apple's. so if there's more to Google maps then it logically takes a bit longer to fetch data. no matter how you try to spin it, Google maps is superior to iOS maps--by far !!
10-02-2012, 07:12 PM #72
Real issue is those who wanted to perv thought they would be able to zoom to ground level in real time!
10-02-2012, 07:12 PM #73
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10-02-2012, 08:15 PM #75
It's easy to be effiecent when you dont have nearly as much data like businesses and everything else google has
10-02-2012, 10:48 PM #76
Apple has always beat everyone in efficiency... that's what their products are known for!
10-02-2012, 11:24 PM #77
10-03-2012, 12:09 AM #78
So why don't you stick to the facts and just say it doesn't work for you in the UK. Stating it only works in the USA is an over generalisation and completely inaccurate.
Apple maps has its problems. I don't pretend it is perfect. However at least I don't make claims that are blatantly false. I only state what I see and can prove.
10-03-2012, 01:59 AM #79
Not knowing Australia I just did a search for Sydney - as you zoom in on Satelitte view it disappears at maximum resolution whereas Google Maps is crystal clear. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Sydney one of the most populace cities in Australia? If they don't even have decent level of detail there I am not sure what the rest of the country is like but I have certainly heard tails of woe from other Australians.
And where is street view?
Anyone who actually wants turn by turn navigation will already have a dedicated SatNav app - which are far better than mapping apps playing at SatNav, so the inclusion of basic turn by turn in no way compensates for lack of detail and major innacuracies.
YMMV but I am certainly not the only one that will be looking at other devices when it comes to upgrading my phone as I want something that does what I use it for better, not worse.
If you don't use maps on your phone or just want basic Turn by Turn then great. But for lots of people this is a major retrograde step.
10-03-2012, 02:03 AM #80
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