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  • Barbara Richman Level 1 Level 1

    I am from the NY Metro area and the maps around here do not even include the exit numbers which I would think are pretty relevant to getting directions and looking at maps. Does anyone know of an alternate free app I can download to be a substitute to this new poor Apple maps app?

  • Dai88y Level 1 Level 1

    I agree - worst upgrade ever!

  • drome22 Level 1 Level 1

    Please bring back Google Maps! The new map app is horrible and inaccurate. Apple creates great products and some good software but some applications should be left alone. Google Maps have been an excellent standard...do not try to improve in areas that others can do better. While the flyover view is cool, it is limited to major cities and really just a silly novelty. I'd rather see actual full images rather than a stitched together virtual video game like world. Google's street view is a must and way more useful as it allows one to get a close up view of streets, landmarks and building facades before arriving.

     

    Suggestion: If Apple insists on peddling this inferior maps app, perhaps make both apps available with a setting to choose a default preference.

     

    It's senseless to force people to jailbreak their devices for better functionality. I'd personally rather not do that.

  • m0thr4 Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.safari
    Safari

    Simply visit Google Maps in the Safari web browser, and then "add to home screen".  Performs pretty much the same as the standalone app did.

  • drome22 Level 1 Level 1

    Sure you can do it this way but why be forced to have a less fluid mobile experience. The web app is not the same experience as a native iOS Google Maps app and is much slower. What about all of the other apps that use the maps API? They'll open the inferior native iOS app. This was a bad move by Apple. The Google Maps native app integration was nearly perfect.

  • massiveness Level 1 Level 1

    this map 'upgrade' practically  removes one of the most useful features of any smart phone ! it really is that poor!

  • Dai88y Level 1 Level 1

    If you find out how to downgrade - let me know! I've tried and I am being forced to use IOS6!!

  • nuno m Level 1 Level 1

    I'm not home yet to try but I was hoping it would work by restoring a previous backup?

  • Timothy Wicks Level 1 Level 1
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    I've been using the standard map view intensively whilst helping my daughter find accomodation in the Borough area of South London. Having now upgraded to iOS6 I am pretty disappointed with the very poor level of detail in the Apple Map app, when looking at the same area, versus Google Maps - truly a backward step!

  • Nodge22 Level 1 Level 1

    Agreed - massive backward step. No street view and appalling resolution outside of major cities in the UK.

     

    How can someone within Apple have sanctioned the release of this application over Google maps?

  • jazperluz Level 1 Level 1

    "IT'S GOING TO BE MESSY FOR THEM."

    Unfortunately, Apple's new maps are simply not as good as Google's. The release of iOS 6 yesterday was immediately followed by users complaining about the new maps, which lack a significant amount of detail and omit public transit directions. Access to high-quality maps is a critical feature for modern smartphones, and Apple's decision to swap out Google Maps is a rare example of the company openly placing its own interests above those of its customers. "There was no problem to solve," says Rene Ritchie, editor of iMore. "They're going to get hammered by mom and pop who want to find a store. It's going to be messy for them."

     

     

    http://www.theverge.com/2012/9/20/3363914/wrong-turn-apple-ios-6-maps-phone-5-bu ggy-complaints.

  • Rmac927 Level 1 Level 1

    The latest update to google maps is sweet, giving up my android for a 5 tomorrow.....

  • yaric Level 1 Level 1

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