Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 5:09 PM (in response to djstevehavoc)
"...and will take some time to work out the bugs."
We won't be Beta Testers! We bought an expensive Phone and Apple does have enough money to get those kind of bugs out of this App BEFORE Go-Live!!!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 5:12 PM (in response to branman83)
Bing Maps offers a very good maps service with Bird's Eye, a feature similar to Flyover. It's arguably better than Google Maps.
You can use Google Maps by creating a shortcut to the Home Screen with help from the article below.
MapQuest also has a very nice app available.
Nokia Maps is another great service that you can add to your Home Screen via a web shortcut.
Here's an article detailing how to receive Public Transport directions.
If you would like to send a suggestion to Apple, please go to http://www.apple.com/feedback or you can Report a Problem via the Maps app by tapping the bottom right.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 5:52 PM (in response to djstevehavoc)
We should remember that Google maps was less than perfect. There are several in my contact list that Google places way out of the way. The first time I went to one of their homes, Google had me on the wrong side of town.
Tonight, I took a little time and checked a number of my contacts. Apple Maps correctly located a couple that Google had not. But, Apple also mislocated a few that Google correctly placed.
This is clearly a work in process (as is Google).
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 11:16 PM (in response to branman83)
The MAPS app on my iPad2 is very good looking in the maps view until you start to look more closely. My town of Stourbridge has been totally removed and replaced with Dudley which is in fact several miles away. this could have affect on local businesses as well as upsetting locals. Even the Dudley Zoo appeears to be 6 miles from where it should be in a different town.
The Satelite view is extremely slow to populate and is very dark when it does. the quality of the picture is very low.
The traffic view is difficult to use and too fine to see clearly
For the last 2 years I have really used the MAPS app a lot but in this state for me it is not safe to use as I do not feel I can confirm its accuracy. BRING BACK THE PREV VERSION!
Is this the way APPLE are going to be in future? feels like cutting costs at the loss of quality.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2012 3:55 AM (in response to Stroinky)
Stroinky, I don't think for a second that the bugs are the result of "cutting costs at the loss of quality." These are much more likely the result of introducing a new product.
I have found a number of flaws in Google Maps as well and they have been in this business for several years. On several ocassions, I have driven miles out of the way to an incorrect location following my Google map.
Until Apple works out the bugs -- which I am confident they will -- there are work arounds.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2012 7:00 AM (in response to G3gator)
G3gator, I really do appreciate how hard it can be to bring on a ny new product. However I also understand you don't get replace it with a lower quality product unless it can still be fit for purpose. This new map app is not fit for purpose as there is no way i could trust any map which has such blatent and damaging mistakes. Having used maps for many years I know map maker have a difficult job to continually improve them. I have never seen one sent out for consumption in this condition.
Also the point of having the app is not to have to resort to alternative solutions.
Well rant over. I have dropped a few notes indicating specific issues in the hope the system will be updated soon.
all the best M
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2012 7:52 AM (in response to Stroinky)
I couldn't agree more. It seems that for Apple, their corporate battle with Google is now more important than serving their own users. They aimed at Google and missed, giving their own loyal customers a bloody nose instead!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2012 8:44 AM (in response to branman83)
Upgraded to Ios6 and ya, the maps kinda need need some time to develop.
I was 3Ding Las Vegas and trying to zoom in on our hotel room and had some trouble
tilting the 3D view. I found that holding down your index finger pad on the screen (iPhone4S) and swiping up and down with your middle finger pad slowly and smoothly, one can change the view angle pretty much. Takes some time to get it but it works.
Could not see into room though!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2012 1:55 PM (in response to branman83)
I have a regular iPhone 4. When I first upgraded, I could view maps in 3D, both the flying urban view, and the regular 3D map view in my area. I had the little 3D button next to the "locate me" button in the bottom left corner. This worked for several days. Suddenly, mid-last week, the 3D option disappeared. Two fingers no longer tilt the map, nor can I do the flyover view in cities. There has been no update, no change in the program. The function just vanished. Am I the only one to have this happen?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 11:48 AM (in response to branman83)
Anyone having problems swiping/scrolling ahead in driving directions? I cannot get iOS6 Maps to let me 'swipe' through the directions unless I turn off location services in Maps. Then it works just fine, but doesn't help me much for getting directions from 'Current Location'. Any help in resolving this is much appreciated.
Went to Genius Bar, they had no idea it was an issue or how to resolve. Just did a DFU reset of my iPhone 5, it fixed a bunch of other issues (iCloud bookmark/reading list sync draining battery) but not this one. Oh, or the fact that when I use an app that controls volume (Music, Podcasts, Nightstand) it changes the default volume for text messages notifications. :P
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2012 7:34 PM (in response to branman83)
Do a search in Apple Maps for Melbourne Central shopping centre (mall) or Melbourne Central railway station located in the city of Melbourne Australia.
It shows up as 'Collingwood' and there is a BP Service fuelling station. That certainly doesn't exist in the middle of the shopping mall.
How can it be not just wrong, but SO wrong?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 27, 2012 6:40 PM (in response to tommyaustralia)
The maps for Melbourne are totally screwy. My workplace has been eliminated - and it's a school. A nearby hospital that closed years ago is mysteriously back. I headed to a meeting in Armadale yesterday and decided to test Apple maps. It took me 4 km away to a railway station. Naturally I had to resort to Google maps to get perfect directions to the correct place. They must have got the 3 stooges to map Melbourne.