Apple Maps receiving daily updates at midnight PDT?

Apple Maps receiving daily updates at midnight PDT?
To say that Apple Maps had a troubled launch would probably be an understatement. The app suffered from poor labeling of places of interest, incorrect directions that potentially could have resulted in the user's death, and the incorrect spelling or location of local landmarks. And those were just some of the problems. The Maps launch also resulted in the end of Scott Forstall's Apple career, and the promotion of Jony Ive.

But Apple wasn't going to leave Apple Maps in disarray. And one sharp-eyed Reddit member by the user name of heyyoudvd, has noticed some changes going on. Last week, he had posted on Reddit that Apple had been making changes to Apple Maps based on feedback from users. And the reason he knows that, is that many of the requested changes that had been fixed, were ones that he had requested.

At first, Apple was making these changes every Friday. Now, heyyoudvd has spotted changes taking place each day, at 3am EDT. That happens to be midnight in Cuopertino, where the people responsible for Apple Maps are apparently burning the midnight oil, and making plenty of changes to POI that were incorrectly published inside the app.


The bottom line is that the application has seen rapid improvement. As long as Apple is putting in the time and effort to improve Apple Maps, iOS users need to continue to report problems to Apple, so that the proper changes can be made.

source: Reddit via MacRumors

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17 Comments

1. ChandlerBing

Posts: 35; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

I think Apple maps is great. Better than anything put out by Google anyway.

2. o7o

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Are you in your right mind? Google Maps and Here from Nokia are the best offerings on the market hands down! Apple maps don't come even remotely close to these two.

5. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

Google Maps > Apple Maps > HERE Maps, at least for now, for me, on iOS.

6. o7o

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

On iOS =/= overall. Yes, on iOS and Android HERE maps are not that good, but its full potential is found on Lumia WP devices. To compare the apps best, you have to compare them in their full power, and that's accomplished only by using the right platform for them. Although, now that Nokia is a standalone entity not bound to a single platform, I believe they will out their HERE maps with full potential on other platforms also sooner or later. We've seen signs of this in the Z Launcher. Others will follow surely. Also HERE on the web is very good, pretty much comparable and in some areas surpasses Google Maps.

7. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Apple Maps> Here Maps? sarcasm?

14. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

HERE Maps > Google Maps > Apple Maps (I've used all three), and I'd take HERE over anything else.

4. hipnotika

Posts: 353; Member since: Mar 06, 2013

absolutely in navigation it's the best.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I agree. I have both but Apple Maps has a more useful feature, the traffic alerts. It's easier to see what the traffic is like on Apple Maps than it is on Google Maps. I find that feature to be more useful than anything.

12. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Easier to see traffic congestion, BS!

17. Zack20

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 10, 2013

From the looks of your profile, you haven't even tried using a Google product, Idiot! The last phone you had that wasn't made by Apple was a Nokia N70. Get a life, moron!

3. iLegend

Posts: 41; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

we should not underestimate Apple when it comes to maps. They have taken this issue seriously and they are really working hard for maps. We will see the fruits of this hard work in near future. Hopefully they will do it pretty soon.

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Agreed. People blasting Apple Maps keep forgetting the imperfections Google Maps had when it was first released. Google has years on their maps compared to only two with Apple Maps. But they've been able to fix more problems in that short time than google did with their maps application.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31331; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

100% agreed. On my HTC Evo 4g, google maps was pretty bad, with time it got darn good. A maturation period is definitely needed.

13. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

So be it but there literally is no competing with G maps at the moment and why wait to get that level of functionality 3 years down the line when you can get it right now. I would be lost as hell without G maps transit schedules and routes. Apple maps is pretty much only good if you are in the states and even then it's far behind Google in terms of functionality and data.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31331; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple maps had it's growing pains, and Mr. Cook put his foot in his mouth by saying the most beautiful, powerful mapping experience ever. It's come along way since, and I must say, it works just as good as anything else now. Well done apple, and next time Hush until the product is finished

15. jibraihimi

Posts: 815; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Waiting for nokia to release Here maps for android, in its full glory......

16. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

im sure apple will do it right but there is no way is aooke maps are currently better than my lumia here maps

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