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Shilts9 Level 1 (0 points)

Having just downloaded iOS 6 I am hugely disappointed with apple maps. In the UK many town names are wrong, with some missing; roads are all the same colour; satellite image resolution is not as good as it was previously. Sure, the 3D map in London is good but it only covers an area a few square miles, so is currently more of a gimmick.


So questions i have...

1) Are others experiencing the same?

2) Will it get better and if so how quickly?

3) Will there be a google maps app released soon?

iPhone 4S, iOS 6
  • Julian Wright Level 7 (34,860 points)

    Please read any of the many existing threads that have been discussing the so-called maps "upgrade" for some time.


    All your questions have been answered many times already.

  • DEW510 Level 1 (15 points)

    Im here in the US and if you go to and view maps on the full site then there is a pop-up that asks if you would like to add the mobile app version to your home screen. This puts the google maps app on your phone. It is web based and at least on my phone is slow to load up but the resolution is what you were used to before the update.

  • Shilts9 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok thanks, I'll take a look. I guess I was just so annoyed with the maps app that I felt compelled to write something.

  • burn after reading Level 1 (5 points)

    I have downloaded the google maps app.

    I am anoyed that i even bothered to update to ios 6. Tha apple maps app is useless. The other apps that use the links to it are now useless as well. Thanks apple.

  • prayme Level 1 (0 points)

    I share your pain with the new Apple Maps. Since upgrading to iOS6 the new Apple Maps is useless in the Uk. I looked at where my parents live in the West Midlands. All the place names are in completely the wrong places. E.g. Dudley is where Hagley is. Stourbridge is not even shown. Oldbury is about 15 miles in the wrong place. I noticed this in the space of 3 minutes! God knows how much of Maps is actually correct. I certainly wouldn't trust it to get me anywhere!


    I know the reasons why Apple wanted to move from Google Maps but to release something that is just not fit for purpose is beyond me. I have bought many Apple products over the years, iPods, imac, MacBook, etc etc and this change to maps has left me very angry. I have the iPhone 5 on order for delivery on Friday and I am now seriously considering cancelling it and moving to Android ( I didn't think I would ever say that!). The rest of iOS6 is great but Maps has destroyed all the good in iOS.


    Apple, please give us Google Maps back until your own product is equal to Google's offering.


    At least Apple's huge mistake has saved me £600!

  • Julian Wright Level 7 (34,860 points)

    Crikey! I thought my hometown having moved about a mile North was bad. Dudley has moved about TEN MILES SOUTH.


    How can these maps be so ludicrously full of errors? Surely tomtoms original maps can't be this bad?

  • prayme Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm afraid it's even worse than I first thought. I've looked around the area I live in Sussex and there is just so many mistakes I'm starting to think I must be dreaming, well more like a nightmare! Tom Toms original maps for car navigation are good but Tom Tom are not a mapping company. I hate to say it but I think Apple are on the slippery slope! I'm incredibly disappointed in Apple for releasing an app that is no where near fit for purpose!


    IF Apple want to retain their customers and the loyalty they have had, they really need to think about putting the Google Maps app back to download from the store.


    I am very very angry at Apple right now and my iPhone 5 that is being delivered on Friday is going straight back to them.

  • Julian Wright Level 7 (34,860 points)

    I suggest everybody sends feedback to Apple about this. That's the only chance we have at getting our concerns noted.



    Also, use the "Report a problem" button in the Maps app itself when you tap a location, or pin that is incorrect.

  • Shilts9 Level 1 (0 points)

    I completely agre with you. I have been an apple convert for years with various macs, iPhones and iPads along the way. I stick with apple because user experience was one of their key values and therefore I could always trust that on the whole the experience always improved along the way. Apple maps seems a significant step back in this regard, I cannot help but think that the apple of a few years ago would never have allowed an inferior version to replace an previous superior one. I too, for the first time ever, am thinking android is becoming a more viable option.


    I noticed that near me Leamington Spa is now 'Royal Spa' and Stratford upon Avon has been completely renamed 'Shotterly', who new? I just worry about all the tourists who are now definitely going to end up wandering around the Olympic park in the other Stratford looking for Shakespeare's birth place.

  • prayme Level 1 (0 points)

    I completely agree. It is quite unbelievable that Apple has not checked the accuracy of the maps. I've posted feedback as per Julian Wright's note above. I think contacting the BBC about this might help sway Apple into giving us Google Maps back until Apple have a product that is equal to Google's

  • Shilts9 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yep, I have also posted feedback as suggested by Julian. Would be great to see an article about it on the bbc website tomorrow!

  • Robert1986nb Level 2 (465 points)

    leave feedback in the maps app, tell apple because we cant make the maps app better only apple can

  • prayme Level 1 (0 points)

    I can't believe this Maps change and all the errors has got me so annoyed. I just tweeted Rory Cellen-Jones, the Tech Journalist at the BBC about The Maps mess!

  • Julian Wright Level 7 (34,860 points)

    Stratford upon Avon has been completely renamed 'Shotterly', who new?


    Strangely, if you search for "Stratford upon Avon" by name, a pin drops in the correct place, but the map graphic itself is labelled "Shottery"...!


    So, they must have different data for text searches to what is actually shown.


    "Shottery" is actually a very small village just outside of Stratford.

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