News Apple says it's 'just getting started' on Maps for iOS 6, are you willing to wait?

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  1. RajaPraveen

    RajaPraveen Black Jeebus Staff Member

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    Apple says it's 'just getting started' on Maps for iOS 6, are you willing to wait?
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    Now that iOS 6 has arrived on Apple tablets and phones, users at large are getting their hands on the company's new Maps app for the first time only to find at least a few things out of place. The lack of navigation for public transportation was a known limitation going in, but misplaced landmarks, geographical oddities and suddenly blank areas where Google Maps had an abundance of tags (all being cataloged by The Amazing iOS 6 Maps Tumblr, as seen above) have some users bristling. A spokesperson for Apple tells All Things D that it expects things to improve as more people use Maps (check out the entire statement after the break), but is that enough? Hit the poll selections below to let us know if the new experience is truly a move in the right direction.
    Customers around the world are upgrading to iOS 6 with over 200 new features including Apple Maps, our first map service. We are excited to offer this service with innovative new features like Flyover and Siri integration, and free turn by turn navigation. We launched this new map service knowing that it is a major initiative and we are just getting started with it. We are continuously improving it, and as Maps is a cloud-based solution, the more people use it, the better it will get. We're also working with developers to integrate some of the amazing transit apps in the App Store into iOS Maps. We appreciate all of the customer feedback and are working hard to make the customer experience even better.

    source :Apple says it's 'just getting started' on Maps for iOS 6, are you willing to wait? (poll) -- Engadget
     
  2. dbg

    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    I thought Apple believed in giving the Customers the full final and finished product.. whats next Apple Web Search ?
     
  3. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    So much for the end user experience. lol
     
  4. TheMightyS

    TheMightyS ActiveRAIDer

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    siri was another unfinished product.. so was imessage.. i guess they are saving up on beta testers .. though i am happy to get first hand use of the products / apps instead of reading it on blogs where people brag about exclusive privilege
     
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    Rockfella Nordic Staff Member

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    Fireblade Trance@ddict

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    I think it's just the sheer amount of initial excitement hype and attention focussed on the launch that has had people overblow the map issues. Eventually Apple will get it right & knowing them, they'll prolly get it near darn perfect.

    It's a tad unfair to have a direct comparison because this is after all a new 1.0 version of an application with zero public use time against Google Maps which has been around for quite a while.

    I just think people need to be balanced when blasting apple over the maps app.

    Besides, is Google maps not going to be available for iphone off itunes as a separate app?
     
  7. TheMightyS

    TheMightyS ActiveRAIDer

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    as of now .. NO.. u have to use it through the Online Browser version which is sad..
     

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