Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 2:05 PM (in response to Shilts9)
Im here in the US and if you go to google.com 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.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 2:18 PM (in response to Shilts9)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 2:47 PM (in response to Shilts9)
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!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 3:11 PM (in response to prayme)
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?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 3:27 PM (in response to Julian Wright)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 3:29 PM (in response to prayme)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 3:31 PM (in response to prayme)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 3:43 PM (in response to Shilts9)
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
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 3:55 PM (in response to Shilts9)
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.