Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 8:19 PM (in response to Shilts9)
I am soooooooooo disappointed. I knew the maps weren't going to be very good and nothing compared to Google maps. But heck, I had absolutley NO IDEA it was going to be this bad. Maps are running very slow/sluggish. There is no road/traffic information. I now have to use BEAT THE TRAFFIC to show quasi real time traffic eg, red, yellow, green indicators.
Apple truly dropped the ball on this one. I dont think the map app could get any worse. Maybe this is their intent? When they make (hopefully) improvements to this app it'll come as a suprise to everyone. I think if Apple had any sense, they would incorporate usage statistics in the MAP app and they would soon realize that people don't use that app. I also hope that Google would add a non web based Map app like the previous one.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 8:29 PM (in response to Trumania)
I've been doing that alot...In my city, which is situated on a fairly wide river, they've completely messed up 80% of the shoreline...it's horrible, can't they tell the difference between water and land???
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 8:36 PM (in response to Shilts9)
The fact that its disappointing is not just a foreign thing.
I am really beside myself on this one. I'm a pilot, usually spending a lot of nights in different hotels, in new cities (foreign too, but i am mostly talking about domestic here in the usa)
For the past 4 years I've used the maps app to scope out areas near hotels, because it used to LABEL almost everything in sight.
Now, there are virtually no labeled places!! Amazingly, and here's the BEST (sarcastic) part... The data is THERE!!!!
If I search for virtually anything I know is there (Starbucks, El Dorado furntiture, Dunkin' Donuts... Etc.) it magically appears, with FULL information; however, the app will NOT just show what is around me with labels.
This is BEYOND frustrating!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 8:40 PM (in response to Shilts9)
What a sad state of affairs. Disappointment is just not the word for this state of affairs. I am ver - very close for dumping apple at this rate - all I require is someone saying Boo once and that is all...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 8:49 PM (in response to Shilts9)
For the first time i am so mad that I am thinking I should consider alternatives to apple. The behaviour they have shown here in replacing the google maps with such a poor alternative is baffling. I was so excited to download Ios6 but now wondering if I need to figure out a way to go back. Well, will not go back but clearly the "apple spell" on me has been broken. I have been an apple enthusiast but this maps app really makes me wonder and explore other things. For sure I am going to put the iphone 5 upgrade on hold.
Sad. Thats all I can say as I was justifying to myself earlier in the day on why i was so much looking forward to IOS6 and that it is because the company "delights". This debacle really broke that concept for me....and on an app that i use extensively.
I hope google makes the app available soon. I tried the webpage link but that is not good experience. If I now long for google maps so much...it just makes me sit up and want to explore Android (from a software perspective).
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 8:51 PM (in response to Shilts9)
It's sh1t!!! That's all I have to say about the maps. I've preorderd an iPhone 5 what a fool I am we'll I'm sending it back and getting a galaxy s3. Never ever thought I would do this. Buy apple now I'm bye apple you dirty sly piece of sh1t, how could you do this, what's up have got to many users you want to off load a few. Apple maps is fducking rubbish. Steve jobs would never have allowed this. What next BMW to put stage coach wheels on their cars because Mercedes use rubber. Pathetic. It shows the contempt apple has for its customers.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 9:04 PM (in response to Brykasema)
In my honest opinion, Apple without Steve jobs is going nowhere where Steve would has go. The new Maps is horrible. Was looking forward to iOS 6 then, after I did the upgrade, I regretted.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 9:18 PM (in response to ivorlique)
This is the LAST iOS Jobs worked on including iPhone. This one has blessing, make no mistake.
I think the Maps is is going to be iPhone's biggest achilles heal. Google and Android will be exploiting this in their advertising. The map issue is far more greater than the lack of copy and paste functionality back iOS 3.
I am seriously beginning to reconsider my order for my iPhone 5. I may now just cancel it and go for the Samsung 3. This is beyond ridiculous.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 9:33 PM (in response to Shilts9)
This will go down as an epic miscalculation on the scale of the "new coke" fiasco of the eighties.
It shows my street is magically no longer a dead end!
Not only have helpful and instant transit directions disappeared, but Bloomfield Station in NJ has been left off the map completely.
The park I live near is misspelled as well, even though they got the street it is named after correct.
That's all within a one mile radius of my house...how many millions of details we have relied on for five years suddenly missing? The few route requests I have tested it with so far have given me bizarre and inscrutable results 3 out of 5 times. I use my map more than I talk on my phone. It is essential to me.
I updated my iPad but thankfully still have the old os on my phone. It will not be updated until this is fixed.
EPIC FAIL. HOW IS THIS NOT TRENDING ON TWITTER? IT IS EVEN WORSE FOR THOSE OUTSIDE THE USA.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 9:37 PM (in response to Shilts9)
Same here in Halifax, Canada. Miss spelled, miss placed, towns that don't exist, no bus routes. I all ready had an app to upload pics to Facebook. This update had everything to do with flipping the bird to google at our expense. I want a rebate or an android with google maps. This update is giving me less service then what I paid for. Soooo angry.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 9:37 PM (in response to Shilts9)
I too am horribly disappointed in the new Map App. The street names on my area are all old. Google was accurate and much easier to read. I feel a lot of functionality has been taken from me since the Google Maps are now gone. This has ruined the IOS6 update for me. I want my 5.11 back please!!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 10:57 PM (in response to Shilts9)
Apple should partner with people who are good at what they do and Google can do maps. There is just so much that's missing in the upgrade even with flyover and turn by turn navigation.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 10:59 PM (in response to Shilts9)
it should have been entitled Maps Beta. that way they should have an excuse. why are we evolving backwards in 2012? how did this app pass quality control? i think the android guys are having a great day.
i love apple, don't get me wrong. but to use an apps functionality because a software upgrade just makes me mad.