New Find My iPhone beta replaces Google Maps with Apple Maps

New Find My iPhone beta replaces Google Maps with Apple Maps
Whether or not you feel comfortable with Apple Maps, it seems that Apple will soon be turning to its own in-house mapping service to power the Find My iPhone application. Those using the beta version of iCloud, are now seeing the location of their lost iPhone appear on Apple Maps instead of Google Maps. While Apple Maps originally launched with a plethora of problems and mistakes, including the mislabeling of local points of interests, Apple has worked hard to fix it.

As we recently told you, Apple has been updating its mapping service daily, at around midnight EDT, in order to improve the application. The company has also been seeking new API engineers for Apple Maps, hinting at upcoming improvements to the system.

While those using the regular version of iCloud will still see their beloved handset tracked on Google Maps, soon that will change. Hopefully, whoever has your iPhone doesn't decide to take it to the Australian Outback.

Apple employs its own mapping application for the iCloud beta version of Find My iPhone

Apple employs its own mapping application for the iCloud beta version of Find My iPhone


source: AppleInsider

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22 Comments

1. Doakie

Posts: 2470; Member since: May 06, 2009

Nice..... Now you can get lost trying to find your lost phone..... Genius or retarded?

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You know Apple maps has improved since it's introduction right?

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I don't care whether Apple maps improves or not, but the legend of it being highly inferior will always live.

5. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

So why no one remembers that google maps were also not the best for first few years ? Because they aren't Apple and so they can stumble without getting critized ?

6. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Because that was Google, this is Apple. Apple lacks that dedication, also don't forget the database for Apple maps.

8. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

If they would lack dedication they would alredy abandoned that. And what is wrong with theirs database ?

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea but that is because Google started mapping when it was a humble start up that wanted to change the world. Apple started mapping when it was a giant douche bag which claimed it could do no wrong. I don't know about you, but I'm more willing to give the former a second chance rather than the latter.

18. stealthd unregistered

I don't think I've read a more biased fanboyish comment around here in a while, bravo.

21. tbacba

Posts: 134; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I actually think it's pretty accurate. Apple is despised by so many people not because of their products, which are really quite good, but because of their attitude. They always seem to come across as arrogant and snobby. Not a particularly likeable combination.

23. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Because Samsung is so humble.

11. Hatshipuh

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Mainly because Apple sees itself as always superior to others, which is why when they stumble, it has a lot more impact than more humble competitors.

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

iMaps is still having 'issues'. The latest 'issue' is the departure of the iMaps team lead (Chris Blumenberg) to Uber. Chris was a 14 year employee.

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Without Google maps there are lost anyway

2. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Iphone stolen in New york, Apple maps shows the thief in bermuda triangle. That would be ultimate trolling LOL.

9. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Why ? Maybe it was an organized group that stollen hundreds of iPhones and they are heading to Caribean on a private plane to sell them ?

10. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

As much as the Apple map sucks, I did witness a friend locate a stolen phone. Of course the D bag that we caught said he didn't have the phone, even though it pin pointed his location to the T.

13. jibraihimi

Posts: 800; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

So from now onwards stolen iphones or lost iphones are as good as lost forever.......... :)

14. Awalker

Posts: 1958; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Phone Arena still hasn't reported on the iPhone sapphire display glass.

15. pradeepreddy

Posts: 65; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

Gr8 news for cellphone Thieves!!

17. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Fandroids still using jokes from 2012.

20. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Noooooooooo! I'll never find my iPhone!!! At least they're actively trying to fix their maps. Every day.

22. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

How loooooooooooong should it take a big company like Apple to fix their iMap? SMH! O.o

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