Apple Maps in iOS 6

Posted by: Mike

Apple Maps in iOS 6 - 09/21/12 06:30 PM

"Me no like" .... I wonder if Google will develop a new map application for iOS 6.
The new map app in iOS 6 needs a lot of work. cry
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Apple Maps in iOS 6 - 09/21/12 06:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Mike
"Me no like" .... I wonder if Google will develop a new map application for iOS 6.
None too soon probably.
Quote:
The new map app in iOS 6 needs a lot of work. cry
That's what I hear. I haven't had a need for directions the last day or so, I know my way around the city. grin

I usually use MapQuest anyway, works great AFAIC.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Apple Maps in iOS 6 - 09/21/12 06:52 PM

Here's other alternatives. I haven't tried any other than MapQuest because it seemed to work. The GPS turn by turn is the same as my hand held GPS I used to have to carry. I usually just use the list feature though.
Posted by: MrB

Re: Apple Maps in iOS 6 - 09/22/12 06:47 AM

An article on CNN about the apple Maps

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/20/tech/mobile/apple-maps-complaints/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

I was out in my rural area checking it yesterday. It worked fine except when I accidentally put in wrong settings. The settings re not as handy as Googles, but I do like the directions it gives.

I do wish it would give options to always have North point up instead of having the cars direction being up. There is no indication on the screen at to direction I'm driving. This on my iPad.

Some places are off, but, google had quite a few wrong also. Even my Garmin gets things wrong. I always laugh t my Garmin, in that they show the "town" of Basset on the map ner my town of Iola. Basset hasn't been a significant settlement for 100 years. Now it's a tiny ward of about 20 citizens which has been enclosed within Iola.

I think Apple will get it going better.
As for the detail of the maps, in my area it's muh improved. As with Google it was just a blurr.

My location is much better also, with Googke it might be any where within a block f my actual location. Now it picks up where I'm at in my house. Scary

I like how it works with .SIRI. Yesterday I spoke "route me home" and it opened up maps whith the route.


Dave
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Apple Maps in iOS 6 - 09/22/12 07:24 AM

Originally Posted By: MrB
I do wish it would give options to always have North point up instead of having the cars direction being up. There is no indication on the screen at to direction I'm driving. This on my iPad.
There's a little icon in the upper right that looks like a compass for that.

HTH
Posted by: Mike

Re: Apple Maps in iOS 6 - 09/23/12 05:58 AM

Another interesting commentary about Apple's map dilemma.....
Link
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Apple Maps in iOS 6 - 09/23/12 07:07 AM

Link is bad...