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Apple Maps are absolutely horrible

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MIkeDog123 Calculating status...
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Sep 20, 2012 11:15 AM

I think this is the worst Apple app I have ever seen. In just one day I've found:

  • The maps (I'm in Ohio) are poorly rendered
  • There are many misspellings - just in my city
  • The gridwork while the maps are loading is annoying
  • Most businesses that used to be listed are missing. Just blank spots on blank-looking roads. The maps, even in business districts, look like wastelands.
  • Routes - First you have to "search" for a destination, then click the Route arrow. But then for the Start window, you are restricted to just "Current Location"!!!!
    • There is no way to put in bookmarks, recents, or contacts in the Start window! If you don't want "current location" you have to manually type an address in. UNACCEPTABLE!! This is definitely a bug.
    • For that matter, once you have a route page with Start and End, there is no way to access a list of contacts, bookmarks, or recents for EITHER the Start or End window!
  • Today I tried to load a route, and a bar came up saying "routing apps" and then showed me a screen of routing apps and reviews !?
  • 3D is a joke. "Flyover" only works in giant cities, and even then I see a blank grid for at least a minute before it finally renders.

 

Is there any way to keep the ios 6 update but go back to the great Google Maps??

  • new2appletv Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Sep 20, 2012 11:20 AM (in response to MIkeDog123)

    I agree fully! This is a terrible product. The team that built this should be fired. Besides the fact that it doesn't have street view and routing using transit systems, it is very poorly executed product and doesn't have basic features that one has got used to. Steve Jobs must be turning in his grave. Tim, please start reviewing your products, not just the supply chain!

  • jaybeetoo Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Sep 20, 2012 11:58 AM (in response to MIkeDog123)

    The town where I live no longer exists and the town next to me has been renamed.

     

    I can't believe Apple has produced such a poor quality app.

  • binjeman Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2012 12:01 PM (in response to MIkeDog123)

    Not great for the most valuable company in the world...

     

    And the excuse of oh, it will be fixed in future updates doesn't hold for the most valuable company in the world...

  • aznxtacy Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2012 12:07 PM (in response to MIkeDog123)

    map is horrible and even slow on the new iPad

  • caloosa4 Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2012 12:09 PM (in response to MIkeDog123)

    They used Tom Tom. Explains everything.

  • jaybeetoo Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 9:32 AM (in response to caloosa4)

    At least TomTom has my home town on their map and the correct name for the town next to mine (I'm in the UK).

     

    I just hope Google bring out an app soon (assuming Apple let them put it on iTunes).

  • Godders3148 Calculating status...
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    Sep 23, 2012 2:35 PM (in response to MIkeDog123)

    Thank goodness I am not the only one - I have spent hours trying to get street view to work to realise there isn't one - even when I view google maps from iPad I can't find a street view function anymore!

     

    Apple what have you done the new apple maps seems to be a poor version of google earth with a useless 3d map option, poor satellite imagery most places I have viewed in the UK except London! You have a useless fly over view for very few places and no street view!

     

    Very poor product - I thought apple were good at this sort of thing!

  • vero321 Calculating status...
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    Sep 23, 2012 2:48 PM (in response to MIkeDog123)

    What has Apple done.  I don't like this new version! I want Google back.  It was always correct. Just yesterday, I searched for a Toys R Us and it took me to 2 sites that were closed or never existed. SMH.

  • franky932 Calculating status...
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    Sep 23, 2012 2:50 PM (in response to MIkeDog123)

    you can install google maps apps

  • OzMaccer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 23, 2012 6:01 PM (in response to vero321)

    Yes, there are issues with the maps and they could have done it better and they will improve it. But seriously, you can't believe Google Maps was always correct? I have seen incorrect roads and turns on google maps too. Google maps is an old product and therefore more mature - like iPhones and iOS are mature in their categories (phone and mobile OS). I'll give it a chance and let apple improve it.

     

    As for other posts - has it occurred to you that your connection speeds could have something to do with rendering speeds? I don't have the issues you talk about - like the grid showing for a minute before showing the maps.

     

    And yes, flyovers are for big cities only. If you think of it logically, you would think that would be the case. And frankly - what is the real purpose of flyovers besides being a gimmik which is short lived?

  • anilsudhakaran Level 4 Level 4 (1,375 points)
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    Sep 23, 2012 6:11 PM (in response to MIkeDog123)

    All of the things you have mentioned are totally bogus and not true. Please learn to use Maps before posting rubbish on this forum.

  • Someone in the world Calculating status...
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    Sep 23, 2012 6:17 PM (in response to MIkeDog123)

    There is a way to bring it back open safari and go to google maps website and ten click share and add to homescreen.

  • Laurasayergallagher Calculating status...
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    Sep 23, 2012 9:46 PM (in response to MIkeDog123)

    I needed directions to Sand Lake State Park, OR today. The road I was driving on did not exist on the new Maps App. According to the App I was driving on sand. I have to go back to paper maps!

  • MerlinUK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 23, 2012 11:44 PM (in response to MIkeDog123)

    I have done my own post but just wanted to say here that I totally agree. My area is filled with coffee shops, restaurants and every businesses imaginable and most are missing. This update has now replaced a product that I used every day with something that is not fit for purpose. After seeing how much is missing or in the wrong place in my own area how can I trust Apple maps?

     

    Does anyone know what prompted Apple to do this?

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