Apple's new Maps? 74% of users say it's a-OK
The survey, made by an SEO firm for small businesses, has asked respondents how the iPhone's new Maps application has affected them, and surprisingly, the overwhelming majority of 50.7% has responded with "It hasn't affected me at all", while another 23.3% have chosen "It is good enough for me."
Overall, those who have responded extremely negatively seem to be much fewer, with only 3.2% saying "I won't ever buy another iPhone." Geez. someone out there must be really pissed off with the missing Statue of Liberty... What an outrage! Could this mean something more? Could this mean that by buying Apple products, we're actually giving up our liberty?!
Hardly. Anyways, it looks like those who have predominantly used the new Maps' turn-by-turn directions functionality are more than satisfied with the experience. When it comes to the other, fancier features of the app, there are obviously some weird problems that we hope Apple will be kind enough to fix soon.
1. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
And still TIM Cook aplogises and suggests alternatives. Wierd isn;t it ... soemtimes when a person spends money only to find that money was not wel spent it takes lot of courage to admit that it was a bad decision.
15. hung2900 (Posts: 790; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
I think the title misleads people.
50% said that it was nothing affected, and i'm sure majority doesn't use Map at all so they answered that.
Anyway sh**ps always love Apple's device even it's *****,
14. flipjzn (Posts: 140; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
I thought that's what most people (apple hating android fans) for apple to admit they made a mistake?
27. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Looks like 74% of the folks surveyed dont really need or use GPS n maps.
30. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
and suddenly Tim Cook: "Sorry, everything is worse, we ve dropped Google, buy an Android", link:
2. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 258; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
That's being a fanatic, everything seems right - distorted reality. They would appreciate even a map on paper if it has the Apple logo.
3. wendygarett (unregistered)
Its annoying that the satelite can't show colour on my Apple maps...
But agree, it's not a deal breaker :)
Can't wait to see the 4-inch version of apple maps :)
4. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Android World is already moving to 6 inches if Sony rumours are true :)
5. wendygarett (unregistered)
I know that :D
but if I want a bigger screen, I can pick nexus 7 anytime... Far more affordable and bigger than 6 inches :)
Or I can pick even bigger screen tablets :)
6. oying24 (Posts: 48; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
it's really not a deal breaker of course. we have so many choices of mapping..if one cant be functional then you can purchase or find it in a web eg. google map or nokia map.. so no big deal for this..maps is just an additional feature but not the main thing. smoothness and quality wise, still iphone for me..my choice not urs.. thanks..
7. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
"Geez. someone out there must be really pissed off with the missing Statue of Liberty... What an outrage! Could this mean something more? Could this mean that by buying Apple products, we're actually giving up our liberty?!"
Wo phone arena, really? Such sarcasm, i feel some fanboyism in your words...
On a serious note, apple maps have been proven vorse than gmaps and nokia navteq maps, bu the average user rarely uses maps and so you get such results. People want many good features, doesnt mean that they use them...
20. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2668; Member since: 26 May 2011)
It's not fanboyism, it's perspective. The question of the survey (despite its small sample size and limited geographical reach making the overall conclusions a little dicey) is one of whether or not Maps is *functional* enough for users.
While there have been issues in Maps with places being labeled in the wrong location, more of problems have stemmed from distortion either with the satellite imagery or the 3D view, both of which is embarrassing for Apple, and make the map look bad, but don't affect the major uses of maps for directions and finding places.
28. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
As someone from europe who was stuck with bing maps for a year and a half before finally buying a nokia i can agree, perfect maps are not a must on a phone, but apple replaced a great mapping solution by google with their own, which is obviously not finished yet, thats what people are complaining about, not the fact that someone wont buy a iphone cos of this. and such sarcastic comments just make fun of people stating those facts...
9. Hamburglar (Posts: 8; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
The title is misleading given the statistics quoted in the article. The article cites "and surprisingly, the overwhelming majority of 50.7% has responded with 'It hasn't affected me at all'". This does not account for whether these respondents use the Maps application or not. It could very well be that they do not use Maps. So of course changing from Google Maps to iOS Maps would not affect them. Not everyone uses their phone for mapping. A lot of folks have GPS units in their car, truck or SUV. So it really is inaccurate and biased to include the 50.7% in the total tally and proclaim "74% of users say it's a-OK". It's easy to manipulate and distort the numbers to favor an outcome.
23. iphone4me (banned) (Posts: 35; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)
Android Fanatics, iPhone HATERS, BIAS, still iPhone for me..my choice, not yours, thank you.
29. Hamburglar (Posts: 8; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
Indeed, it is your choice. But the numbers cited in this article are misleading. I carry an iPhone around every day with my job. And I carry an Android phone around every day for my personal use. So I get to see, use and compare them side by side every day. Unfortunately my hands are tied so I cannot fully express my choice. If I could, that iPhone would have been run over or flung out the window at high speed long ago. It's like comparing a Leap Pad to a Laptop.
10. breathlesstao (Posts: 74; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)
200 relevant users and if I'm reading it right, US-only again. 'nuff said of what this survey's worth.
21. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2668; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Not even 200, and definitely US-only. I dug into the OP, and apparently of the nearly 1400 users that answered the question "Does your iPhone have iOS 6?" there were only the 168 respondents listed in this piece.
Of course, the guy who made the survey never mentioned how many of those 1400 users even had iPhones to begin with. That answer could have been far more telling if it showed users are avoiding the iOS 6 update.
11. vladd100 (Posts: 56; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)
only your sick brain iphonearena says OK....WAKE UP ....sheep ERA'S GONE......
12. darkkjedii (Posts: 10984; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Maps has shown a lot of improvements since Tim's apology. Apple held true to their word to get on it rite away.
13. lumialove (Posts: 75; Member since: 16 May 2012)
Sick maniac ppl out there spending huge bucks to get a OK experience,spending sleepless nights out there in a tent to get the phone with a ok experience. iDiots.
24. iphone4me (banned) (Posts: 35; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)
Sick people out there getting work up a sweat just because iPhone is the one most wanted to have, most valuable commodity.
Live with it, iPhone4me not your choice & it's my Money, thank you.
17. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
50.7% dont use maps.
23.3% dont have problems with maps for their area.
17.2% are ok with using alternatives
5.6% are former ifans who are hurt by apple and are opening their eyes to android
3.2% have been enlightened about how apple thinks it can controls people's lives.
18. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 962; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
19. Sniggly (Posts: 6920; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Well, Ray, looks like that sure is a comprehensive survey. 168 responses is such a whopping sample size. Furthermore, it says it's "weighted by age." What in the hell does that even mean?
Finally, I think you and I know from issues like Antennagate that major mistakes by Apple don't really affect people's love for its products. I had a guy come in yesterday and openly admit he had had major trouble with his iPhone (home button stopped working) complain about design issues with iOS (the lack of any way to switch between programs besides the home button) admit to being burned by Apple (was initially told how to temporarily fix the issue by a Genius but that the problem with his phone would be noted so that even if he came back in after his one year warranty it would be replaced-then was told that there was no such note when he came in to have that honored and a replacement would cost 150 bucks; literally told the Genius to f**k off) and also admitted that Android had leapfrogged Apple in virtually every way, AND HE STILL UPGRADED TO ANOTHER FUC.KING IPHONE, because he "wasn't ready to make the leap yet."
The point is that no matter what customers in a survey think, Apple still f**ked up majorly with Maps, and you need to stop being sarcastically defensive about that. I love how you sarcastically deride those who did say they would never buy another iPhone because of the issue. Part of journalism is remaining objective; Michael H. gets it. After some time, so have most of the other authors on this site. Apple Maps' problems aren't the end of the world, and we get that, but to try to paint their problems as a non issue when there are articles pointing out how their problems in some areas could prove fatal is the height of fanboyism.
22. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
so.. 50% of users .. less than 200 in total to be exact.. werent affected.. aka, they havent used it. lol. So technically the survey is less than 100 people. And it has a 15 point spread on accuracy to boot.
waste of time to even write it up. its a crap survey designed to make apple look good.
25. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)
but if it was negative towards Apple. then 100 people being surveyed would have not matter to you
26. Sniggly (Posts: 6920; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Incorrect. I'm sure that Remixfa would take the sample size into consideration no matter what the conclusion was. I know I would.