Written by: Stan Beer | Published in: BeerfilesWhen I first heard that Apple was ditching Google Maps on iPhone for its own in-house maps application I had misgivings. It turns out that I was right.
Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: C LevelNow the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 are shipping, the chorus of complaints about Apple’s new Maps application has turned into a deafening roar. The complaints are many, and loud, but they are symptoms of a greater malaise.
By now you must have heard about Apple’s severely flawed maps app. It was introduced last week with the release of iOS 6. What’s bugging many Apple fans is the fact that Google Maps is nowhere to be found as an alternative. Contrary to popular belief, Google never developed the Maps app for previous versions of iOS. Apple actually did with the API’s.
When Apple maps on iOS originally came out, it was somewhat of a laughing stock among tech geeks around the world. It had a lot of bugs and errors, and seemed to be a failed attempt at launching something that could be as good as Google Maps.
Apple is getting embarrassed right now as Google’s new iOS Maps app shoots to the top of the charts. But there is one upside to the beatdown. After three months of holding out to avoid Apple Maps, many people are now upgrading to iOS 6 or an iPhone 5.
Written by: Alex Zaharov-Reutt | Published in: Fuzzy LogicApple’s intelligent assistant, Siri, remains a beta in iOS 6, but there’s a new undeclared beta in Apple’s stable: Apple Maps, thus far clearly stunningly not on par with the Google Maps app it has replaced.
Everywhere you turned last week, there was another story about iOS 6 Maps. Some feel like it’s a great new direction for Apple, but people like me feel like we’re left with an ugly experience that shouldn’t have been introduced to the public in its current state.
Yes, Google Maps was removed from iOS 6, but we’ve known that for quite a while now.
Featured | Written by: Alex Zaharov-Reutt | Published in: MobilityAlthough I certainly do remember Google Maps Navigation (and other GPS units) sending people up the garden path (and near un-driveable dirt tracks) at times after it first launched, I certainly don’t remember the police issuing a warning against its use, as has happened in the Australian state of Victoria with Apple’s iOS 6 maps.