Apple Maps already showing signs of improvement

Apple Maps already showing signs of improvement
As we have tried to impress upon our readership a number of times, Apple's new Maps app in iOS is a first try. It may not be a perfect first try, but to compare it to Google Maps, which has had at least 7 years of development is simply unfair. Apple has dealt with the iOS 6 fiasco far better than one would normally expect from the company. It has apologized, hired new people to help fix it, and even suggested alternatives to users looking for a better maps experience. Coming from the company that simply said, "You're holding it wrong," that's a pretty big shift. 

Apple Maps already showing signs of improvement
And, along with Apple's response being better than expected; now, less than one month after the full launch, iOS Maps is already showing signs of improvement. One of the more visible issues has been problems with the Flyover feature in iOS Maps. Terrain has looked warped, and landmarks have simply looked terrible. But, that is starting to get sorted out, as you can see in the image on the right, Apple has fixed some of the Flyover views. 

Apple seems to be starting in the more populated areas like NYC, so if you live in a more remote area you may not be seeing improvements just yet. Unfortunately, there has been no word yet on improvements to the navigation results, but at least there is proof that Apple is working to make the product better, which is good, because there is a long way to go. 

source: AppleInsider

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59 Comments

2. rahulcena5565

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 01, 2010

Yes, revolutionary signs of improvement, its like when you are wearing clothes, take them off, wear clothes which are worse than the previous one, call it "game changing" and a few other typical apple adjectives and then wash your clothes and say, " see I am looking better" Noobs at Apple.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30830; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man I just had to chime n one more time to say how utterly s____d that post was. Goodness gracious that was bad.

36. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

hahaaha it was pretty garbage LOL

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30830; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Should b a huge improvement after a couple of updates. In time it'll b awesome, it's new from the ground up so give some time.

15. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

is it? i thought they brought it then apple-ized it and claimed it as there's but facts are they wont be catching up to google or nokia maps anytime soon

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30830; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're rite about that. It will take time to catch goog, and Nokia but apple knows this. They r hard at work in it though, so expect it to b really good in time. Google maps is the standard though. That cannot b denied.

20. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

well they can only improve, if they dont there going backwards. they only thing i dont get is , is there a need for another map app, no one denies Google and Nokia are excellent so why not integrate them make a deal with either.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30830; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

True but Nokia has their own maps, google has their own maps. These r major brands with a huge advantage in mapping. The apple brand can only benefit by having their own map app to further their brand too. Microsoft is doing it too

28. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

well time will tell how successful this is, sadly and even you will admit it apple has let there arrogance take them over. they claimed there maps was the best straight off....... that's where most of the problem lays. although i cant stand apples way of dealing with competition and business this is about there maps so no need to bring everythin else up in this article. one thing i will point out is this line ''compare it to Google Maps, which has had at least 7 years of development is simply unfair.. well its not unfair as google maps is one that it has to compete with, time for development doesn't mean it shouldn't be compared to it......this line does seems biased and defensive of apple maps. it has to be compared to its competitors

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 30830; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

True.

4. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

they will..........the more u use them the better they get....but it will take time for them to compete google

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30830; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Agreed

49. galokjai

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

the more you use your maps the better the working conditions in China? Thanks for being selfish.

8. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

iMproving is not that special when you are that iLow from the start. iPhoneArena, you can keep telling yourselves it is getting "better", but we'll only care when it get's anywhere within 2 years of Google Maps.

11. Hemlocke unregistered

Yes, it is obvious Google's Maps are SO much better. When Google's data sets come within a decade of Nokia's, maybe we can all start caring. http://news.consumerreports.org/cars/2012/09/smart-phone-navigation-showdown-apple-ios6-vs-google-android.html http://vore.cc/post/32503374905/old-maps-vs-new-maps

12. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

what ?? is there any expectation it will get worse?? from crap to crappier?? even after they pour so much money? the fact that it FAILED stays.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30830; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yet another s____p post. C'mon droiders u guys blast/bash//jab apple so much, and insult its user base so much that you're all running out of stuff to say. Some of your insults r getting so s____d that they don't even make me laugh anymore. What do u do now.

50. galokjai

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

We don't like Apple because they kill people to make money. Thanks for being selfish.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30830; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

U actually basically said that years from now and millions of dollars, and man hrs that it'll actually b worse than at launch. That doesn't even make a lick of sense. I mean c'mon dude at least bash with intelligence. What sense does that make man.

37. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Yes, and as we all know, a product that begins life as a failure can never ever become a success (you know, like Android...)

54. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

was Android ever as big a fail as this? no and there are alternatives to apple maps that are leagues ahead making it harder to compete, as even if apple improve there maps google and nokia will too so why didnt apple buy into nokia maps ( didnt say google as we all know apple are petty and dont want anything google on its devices if they can stop it) and the main reason all this is happening is apples arrogance, what did they say about apple maps when it was released , they said it was the most powerful maps ever (or something along those lines) if they had called it beta there wouldn't be this big issue .

13. devildlm1

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

"It may not be a perfect first try, but to compare it to Google Maps, which has had at least 7 years of development is simply unfair".... Well do you think it was fair for them to claim that it is the most powerful mobile mapping service? "Coming from the company that simply said, "You're holding it wrong," that's a pretty big shift.".... they don't deserve a pat on the back for doing what they are supposed to do and take responsibility for their own flaws.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30830; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I had google maps in the mytouch 3G back in 08 or 09 and let's jus say it needed work. It got that work and now is about the best there is. For some reason though apple can't have time to fix theirs. Hmmmmm

24. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Apple should not be given that opportunity because it always claim its product is the best ever, original idea, magical, revolutionary, perfect (or anything along those words). Apple also once upon a time belittle android products at our early release, accusing android copying Apple (or anything along those lines). It's a payback time for me.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30830; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well first of all apple doesn't need to b given an opportunity, they create their own. Second of all since its payback time for u, at least pay back with some intelligent posts dude cuz yours r severely lacking it.

26. devildlm1

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

they can have all the time they want but when you claim your product is the best and most powerful right off the bat, you should be prepared to face tough criticism.

31. Droiddoes unregistered

OMG right? They're now the "you're shooting it wrong" company. Since, y'know, in addition to holding our phones wrong we've also been taking pictures wrong all this time! LOL@apple

38. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Not saying they deserve a pat on the back. All I'm saying is that a lot of our readers need some perspective.

27. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

I wish Apple Map just DOA already.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30830; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude u just don't get it do ya?

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