10 fails found in Apple Maps
0. phoneArena 20 Sep 2012, 09:41 posted on
It looks like iPhone and iPad owners aren't happy with the new Apple Maps, which replaces Google Maps in iOS 6. We cannot blame them, given the number of flaws that have been exposed already, such as the inaccurate or incomplete information and poorer imaging data when compared to Google's alternative...
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17. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3606; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Anyone living close to the destination the Apple map spots? Can you see if there is any 'apple' tree somewhere around the spot. :D
38. buccob (Posts: 2495; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
Yeah... talk about Apple who does not deliver unfinished-buggy products... right
They don't even have the decency like Google of putting a "beta" in the title
73. matt1q2aw3 (Posts: 13; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)
Its because they are holding the phone wrong.
108. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
I actually really like the iPhone 5, but this isn't a very good thing for Apple.
:/ Hope they fix this.
123. lsutigers (Posts: 819; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
This is horrible, like the article says, some errors are understandable but these are big issues that cannot be overlooked.
2. Daniel.95 (Posts: 89; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)
Lol i recommend apple to come and use Nokia Maps
128. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
I foresee that the improvements will come to iPhone 5S, which they will claim as a major innovation for the next iPhone. Classic Apple.
130. B3BLW29 (Posts: 238; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
Or Steve jobs will rise from his grave and say you are not using it correctly.
3. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Apple users are getting even more lost
129. CellieCell (Posts: 116; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)
I could already see it now, reports saying people had driven off cliffs and into lakes and blaming it on they're iPhone! "my iPhone told me to drive there so I did"
139. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
iRay S. where are you now? Your beloved iOS needs you to defend it from this epic failure! For all the people here in PA, you are the only one who truly understands the greatness of iOS 6. Please enlighten us with your fanboyish and biased wisdom and tell us that this is not true!!!
5. raunak (Posts: 507; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)
apple shouldhv licenced nokia maps just like amazon, but then again apple fans will still believe that apple maps are best
9. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
oh, look we did have same idea HAHAHAHA sorry for commenting same thing, didn't saw your post earlier. :))
25. JC557 (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Apple should have made sure their replacement was mature enough before cutting ties with Google. Now they've left their users with an incomplete system.
47. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
incomplete it should not have passed alpha testing forget about Closed beta and open Beta tests
70. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Disagree.... I now see more users flocking back to using Google Maps after giving this a try; even though it Gmaps is no longer intergrated.
7. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA nice try apple, you should have tried Nokia Maps like amazon did after ditching google maps. :))
8. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
"Ahh, i wonder how Apple would do that, with their superior, meticulous, almost religious devotion to perfection!"
11. techspace (Posts: 1027; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
downloading google earth from the app store should solve this problem.....apple may take some time to fix these bugs and add new features/
12. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)
In Manchester, England it labels an area the Gay Village. I've got no issue with that as that's what the area is called, but (as far as I'm aware) it's not an official name for the area it's just what people call that area. Are maps allowed to label areas by what local residents call them or should they go by their official names?
118. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
In that case it's time to rename cupertino to "Baristaville"
13. Wolvan (Posts: 12; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)
#5 on the list. Its not the "Sears" tower anymore anyway! Its now the "Willis" tower, not that anybody calls it that.
71. chebner (Posts: 205; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I was thinking the same thing. I wonder if the building iMaps labeled as the Sears tower is actually the new location of Sears' HQs? Though if so, it is certainly known as the "Sears Tower".
16. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Apple to planet Earth: You're showing it wrong.
21. ilia1986 (unregistered)
When a company introduces a new feature and it's buggy - it's excusable.
When a company introduces a new feature which replaces an existing feature just because of the fact that the old feature was provided by that company's rival - so they decide to replace it because of their sheer egoism - and the new feature turns buggy - it's a blatant disregard for consumer needs.
75. chebner (Posts: 205; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Especially considering how Apple puts itself on such a high pedestal. According to Apple these types of failures are common to other companies but with Apple, "It just works.". What a joke!
109. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1717; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Very well said, I was thinking the same exact thing with all these iFan excuses
93. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
yeah maybe its good enough by next year
132. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
throw it away not everything needs to be from apple they suck on everything except marketting and getting peoples attention over halfbaked devices
19. ph00ny (Posts: 1135; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Apple to Users: You're looking at it wrong
22. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 10642; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
This article is overdoing it. These locations aren't even in the US. Google Maps wasn't perfect when it first started and it still isn't entirely accurate today.
If you ask me this article is only stirring the pot and not really doing much other than blasting the new maps app.
23. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Is the US somehow more important than the rest of the world, taco?
29. darkkjedii (Posts: 19478; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Nope it's not, but do u honestly expect apple not to address these issues with future updates and fix it. C'mon... Apple released a brand new from the ground up map app, with no prior experience in the field, they will get it rite with a few updates and it'll b all good.
41. ilia1986 (unregistered)
So.. why replace a winning horse?
44. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 10642; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Using reasoning doesn't help unfortunately. I don't understand why a good comment got thumbed down.
57. ilia1986 (unregistered)
You use reasoning as much as a monkey uses a calculator.
63. Whateverman (Posts: 3250; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Have you read your comment? I think you would even thumb it down yourself if you re-read it.
Not only we're you wrong when you said "these locations aren't even in the US", but you flipped off every one of you fellow iOS users outside of the US. You didn't really think people would LIKE that, did you?
62. blade19 (Posts: 61; Member since: 29 Apr 2011)
Actually it's not new. It based off of Tom Tom's maps "engine". They are helping Apple with it. but most people know that already.
102. MartyK (Posts: 758; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)
Until then, you boys will just have to deal with being lost..hahahaha
126. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
Hardly from the ground up, it was purchased rebranded and slapped into iOS6
98. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
crying much? that's the tip of the iceberg US is a mess too
133. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
so what is the point of launching something that is totally pathetic and not even complete NOT launching a stable and correct stuff shows how incompetent Apple is becoming now they should have taken atlest 4 years to refine it
24. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)
In Manchester it's showing Granada Studios as an attraction. It closed down 11 years ago.
27. darkkjedii (Posts: 19478; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Issue's with apples mapping system should absolutely b expected at this time with it being brand new. My evo 4g from when I was with sprint had several issues with google maps, updates to care of it. Any Samsung android user on Tmobile that had the vibrant will be able to tell u how google maps failed to work properly for quite sometime, but updates took care of it. When google maps first launched or when I first remember using it on the my touch 3G it wasn't too hot, but updates took care of it. My point, and the keyword here is updates. Apple is very good about updates to their platform, and u can bet they will have maps purring along n due time. Google maps rules but remember it had its infancy too, but it grew up.
51. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
The thing is, they had Google Maps, which is arguably the best mapping solution (beats Nokia Maps due to its integration with Google Now).
Why change that? plus the lack of street view is a bummer for me. My dad needs that loads when he travels to London to visit me or for some business to know what a location looks like.
Fly-over, whilst sound perfect in the Apple Announcement, fail horribly.
Look at this link.http://gizmodo.com/5944672/app
Just hope they allow Google Maps on the App Store so that my dad can get back to using it properly, otherwise a whole lot of people are going to be pissed. (search twitter for examples)
120. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
While I agree that google maps work well with google now (for those that have it), Nokia's maps link directly from not only the Local Search, Public Transport, and Drive apps, but also the Bing search app (which, of course, can be voice-controlled), as well as offering the excellent City Lens functionality. All Nokia needs is a StreetView type program and google will have nothing on them. Plus, offline availability is wonderful, no worries about network connectivity or data consumption!
30. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Well survival of the fittest is about to kick in after a few Apple users start driving off bridges and crashing into buildings.