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Has Apple maps been fixed? I have held off on iOS 6.

443 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 5, 2013 7:08 PM by Meg St._Clair RSS
Bill Vogel Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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Mar 2, 2013 11:02 PM

I will avoid iOS 6 until maps is working.

iPad 2, iOS 5.0.1, Verizon
  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 7 Level 7 (30,500 points)

    I'm not sure where you're drawing the conclusion that Maps will not work for you without even trying it. Avoiding an update is not a good idea.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)

    There was never a problem with the Apple Maps app. The issue that some people had, especially outside of the U.S. was with the map data. Apple has switched to their own geobase which is less mature than Google's. However, you always have the option of downloading Google Maps, which now offers spoken turn-by-turn directions (funny how Google suddenly added that in after refusing for so long) or any of the other navigation apps.

  • Steve in King George Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)



    I agree with you that it is a data maturity problem, not the app itsself.....I think Mr. Vogel was just wondering if there had been any notable progress on that front....I know I wonder that myself. 


    Integration with the other phone features is one of my favorite things about Maps....and the Google App is not as tightly integrated with other IOS features....I use Maps daily, so I have been trying to find out if there is a plan/schedule for improving the maturity of that data....Like Mr. Vogel, I can't seem to find anything except complaints that people aren't happy with the app....not very informative. 


    Are you aware of any new efforts to improve the quality/completeness of geodata for this app?

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)

    Steve in King George wrote:



    Are you aware of any new efforts to improve the quality/completeness of geodata for this app?

    Like everyone else here, I'm just a fellow user and know only what Apple states publicly. The only public statment I know of was the one Tim Cook made a few months back. However, as, generally speaking, the people running Apple don't appear to be completely dim, I would guess that they are making improvements as quickly as possible. 


    As user, the best we can do is report problems as we find them.


    Best of luck.


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