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Apple Maps already showing signs of improvement

0. phoneArena posted on 05 Oct 2012, 18:00

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. Now, less than one month after the full launch, iOS Maps is already showing signs of improvement...

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posted on 05 Oct 2012, 19:08

32. Droiddoes (unregistered)

That apple dropped the ball (AGAIN) and released a shoddy unfinished product? Yeah, I'm pretty sure we all get that.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 19:17

34. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

Oohh I got it! this unintelligent person can only wish. It will never come true. However, I want to remind you of a very intelligent person who "WISHED 7.0 inch tablet DOA" before.

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 22:46 2

42. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

What Google did in 7 years Apple tried to copy (or steal and give a makeover) in 7 months and FAILED :)

posted on 05 Oct 2012, 23:41

43. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)

First of all, Apple has been working on this maps app since 2009 (or at least it has been gathering acquisitions for it since then).

Second, do you actually believe that Apple had any reasonable expectation within the company to get anywhere near the level of Google? I'd say Apple was shooting for "good enough".

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 00:05 5

44. GoodFella (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I don't buy it Michael. You are being an apologist for Apple in this article. Since 2009, they have been in acquisition of already existing companies??? How long have THOSE said companies been around and in the mapping business?

Apple never ever wants to be "good enough". They want to be the best; hence, they said it was the best mapping experience. Tim Cook had to apologize for the utter failure. If they wanted "good enough", no apology would be needed now, would it?

Look, they failed, admitted it and now they are trying to fix it. Too confident. They brought a knife to a gun fight, and lost. Nothing more, nothing less.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:51

55. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

exactly you put it much better then i could

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:11

52. galokjai (Posts: 36; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)

I don't think they spent the time and effort driving around the world like Google. You know why? It costs money. Apple is greedy. They make money and don't spend it.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 00:30 1

45. Bhargava (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Oct 2012)

If it's a first try, and if Apple knew it wasn't going to be good (forget perfect), the least they could do was to Keep Google maps and add Apple maps as an additional app.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 01:11

46. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

The pic on da rite wood look great for a "end of the world" movie or something like that

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 01:41

47. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

i actually see some improvements but only few! still hate that there's black and white part!

anyway.. hope apple could make a major revamp!!! make it par to google's map!

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 11:08

51. galokjai (Posts: 36; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)

is that going to make the working conditions better in China. Thanks for being selfish.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 17:38

57. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

why am i selfish!! only saying what i see.... haters like you are annoying..just saying fat but you still hate? if you hate apple then dont comment to apple post!

i saw improvements coz before my place was all mess up! but now i could see it properly even in 3D and kinda accurate now!!

stop being a fanboy!!! i say what i see!!!

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 01:45 1

48. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

I'm sure the entire Apple Map Department is under lots of pressure fixing those maps.

posted on 06 Oct 2012, 13:07

56. Shino (banned) (Posts: 196; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

I'm not surprised. This is Apple, after all. Nokia needed more than 10 years to make their maps, Google needed about 5-6 years, Apple did it in about an year and a half, and I can bet my hat, that by the end of the year, their maps and navigation will be one of the best.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 08:44

58. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

so you think by the end of the year apple will be able to do what it took nokia and google years to do...............get a grip apple arent that good and they wont be as good as google or nokia.

your just too much a fanboy, to all you fanboys you will believe apple maps is the best but reality is it wont be

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 05:32

59. Jooplol (Posts: 4; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)

"Just take a look at a G1 running Android 1.5 compared to a Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.1, and think about how that change happened over the course of just 4 years. Now, try to imagine what Apple Maps will look like 4 years from now."

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