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iOS6 - Terrible Maps - When is Google Maps coming back

28028 Views 243 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2013 9:37 PM by Atomic Cow RSS
  • Jerri Patterson1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I miss street view!!  This helped me more than anything with visual image of where I was going so I recognized it when I go there.  

  • deadhead71 Calculating status...
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    Sep 21, 2012 11:53 AM (in response to nuno m)

    Don't worry, Barack Obama will fix everything

  • mvaug10087 Calculating status...

    I'm pretty sure that however much the iOS Maps improves it won't have any equivalent to streetview as I can't see apple spending the money on the worldwide fleet of cars. There would also be a limited benefit to building an interface from iOS maps to streetview as they are using different map sets. Actually my street is much more up to date in iOS maps than in google.

    People have suggested using google maps as a web App. that is fine except you don't get street view. I remember one of the first thing I showed people on my original iPhone to impress (and disturb in equal measure) was to tap on a contact address to get the map location and to tap again to show their house. Never again :- (

  • Peter Coxon Calculating status...

    ok. i searched the web. it is a laughing stock. thought as much. i have followed advice and commented to apple but i guess they can't lose face. everyone else will just get lost. shame. the phone google map was brilliant



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  • wordgirl56 Calculating status...
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    Sep 21, 2012 11:59 AM (in response to nuno m)

    Will someone please close the door? A troll got in a few posts up.

    We were actually hoping that Tim Cook and his merry band of geeks would fix it.
    Thank you.

  • yanmanze Calculating status...
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    Sep 21, 2012 12:18 PM (in response to nuno m)

    worst map, worst system.

  • WAB2011 Calculating status...
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    Sep 21, 2012 12:38 PM (in response to nuno m)

    WOW, totally disappointed in Apple! you take something that has become important to us and replace it with garbage, like microsoft you cram garbage down our throats, from Trudy Muller "the more people use it, the better it will get" That doesn't help in the mean time now does it! So what are you saying Trudy? is the map only going to be better in area's that have a high percentage of Apple users? Totally ludacris Apple

  • Paul22 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 12:41 PM (in response to nuno m)

    I just received my iPhone 5 today. I am normally a huge Apple fan. Maps on iOS 6 is almost a total failure. Google maps on my iPhone 4 was one of my most useful apps. I used it to find nearby businesses and either call or visit them. iOS 6 maps is almost useless for this task. A search for BMW finds none in Kansas City and lists 6 local gas stations instead. The only way I will be happy with Apple is if they allow Google to put Google Maps in the App Store. Give users a choice! If with time iOS 6 maps gets better I may start using it again.


    Frustrated iOS 6 user

  • Andy6781 Calculating status...

    iOS 6 is really ******* me off.  The maps are terrible.  My golf GPS app is no useless, the local course now has 5 holes covered either fully or 3/4 by cloud cover.  Not having the YouTube app is also ****.  A lot of my subscriptions aren't available to watch on the iPad because of flash.


    I didn't even have to think twice about wanting to upgrade to the iPhone 5 at the end of my contract,  but I'm seriously thinking of jumping ship to android for my handset and tablet.

  • Roger Crowley Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)

    I totally agree with you about Jobs NEVER allowing such a backward MAPS app on a New OS. The maps are so far removed from what Google and others are sharing. They are literally a year behind!


    Where did they get these images? Not from anything going on today.


    I have bought Apple products since 1978. I'm an old dog that loves to learn new tricks. I'll continue to buy as long as Apple continues to listen to to guys like me.


    Never product a product with such backward technology as the Maps app in OS6!

  • HuskieN Level 3 Level 3 (980 points)

    Jobs allowed Ping and the G4 Cube, among other flops.

  • wordgirl56 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    And now the Cube and the clamshell are collectors items!

  • wordgirl56 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Okay; after all the comments in this thread, I went ahead and bought the 4S -- thanks to everyone who helped me to make this decision a lot easier! I'll upgrade when Apple restores google maps, if they ever stop feuding.

  • HuskieN Level 3 Level 3 (980 points)

    And we're utter failures when they were announced!


    Jobs was definitely involved in making this iteration of Apple products. Maps would have been in progress for at least three years.

  • mickod Calculating status...

    Jobs did introduce flops (which subsequently disappeared pretty quickly), but to be fair to the great dictator, he never removed a SUPERIOR product in favour of an INFERIOR product. Stepping backwards wasn't his thing. He may have stepped forward in the wrong direction on occasion, he may have been a nasty mo - fo, but he would have hung, drawn and quartered the apple maps team before he would have allowed this rubbish be released. Now... Huskie... If you are not an apple employee, quit being a last-word freak.

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