Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Sep 2012 19:24 UTC
Apple "The major new feature of the company's new iOS 6 mobile operating system is a new mapping module developed by Apple itself - a replacement for the Google-supplied maps that have been standard on the iPhone since it debuted in 2007. It is a change borne not of user demand, but of corporate politics: Google's Android platform is the biggest competitive threat to the iPhone, so Apple is cutting ties with Google. iPhone owners might have loved Google Maps, but Apple has no love for Google. Unfortunately, Apple's new maps are simply not as good as Google's." That's putting it mildly - my own town barely even exists on Apple's maps. It's basically a trainwreck, and according to The Verge, Apple has been working on this for the past five years. This is what happens when a company cares more about stupid grudges than its customers. Considering how much effort it has taken Google to get where it is now with maps, don't expect Apple's maps to even get near Google Maps any times soon. This isn't going to take months - this is going to take several years, if at all.
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RE[3]: My, my...
by brichpmr on Sat 22nd Sep 2012 12:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: My, my..."
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"I find IOS 6 on my iPhone 4S to work just fine, and the new Maps app functions, for me, just as well as the previous Google Maps. My Maps needs are likely different than some of yours...but, this is my experience across the big ditch.

You may just have been lucky, as the errors reported elsewhere sound pretty serious.

Reminds me of the guy from the Loop saying the iOS 6 Maps works perfectly in Cupertino... Well, it shows that at least Apple employees HAVE tested this thing.

Years of experience with IOS informs my opinion that luck has little to do with my satisfaction level. I've tested the new Maps app with the multiple destinations I have used with Google Maps in the past, and find that the new app is certainly a work in progress; yet it works just as well for me, here in the Eastern USA.

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