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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:51 AM   #276
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I think it's only fair to allow Apple a year or so to bring maps up to speed. After all it's a very big endeavor. Look how long Google has worked on theirs to bring it to the high level of accuracy and usefulness it is today.

There's no way Apple can possibly be expected to have a useful mapping system anytime soon. Let's face it, there's nothing new about Apple feeling so superior to everyone else, they delude themselves.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:56 AM   #277
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I've been out and about today, and had the chance to use Maps after a week or two off. I've reported 20 or so errors or omissions since the release, and most of them have been fixed. It does seem that things are improving, but there is still a long road ahead until Apple get to a point where we can say that Maps is providing accurate information.

As posted above, it's probably going to take the best part of a year to really get to grips with what was a total mess on release. It still begs the question as to why Apple chose to release it in an unfinished, half cocked way they did, but on the whole? Yes, things are getting better.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 12:27 PM   #278
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My errors still haven't been fixed (Toronto). I suppose they make USA the priority. Or maybe they just do them in whatever order they receive them? But I reported mine the week of the launch.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 03:09 PM   #279
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I think it's only fair to allow Apple a year or so to bring maps up to speed. After all it's a very big endeavor. Look how long Google has worked on theirs to bring it to the high level of accuracy and usefulness it is today.

There's no way Apple can possibly be expected to have a useful mapping system anytime soon. Let's face it, there's nothing new about Apple feeling so superior to everyone else, they delude themselves.

When Google switched away from using 3rd parties for data to doing it themselves, people noticed improvements almost immediately and data accuracy was already better than what Apple released. There really is no excuse. Also, I could almost forgive them for a lack of POIs but when POIs are in the wrong location it wastes people's time and money and harms trust in the map.

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My errors still haven't been fixed (Toronto). I suppose they make USA the priority. Or maybe they just do them in whatever order they receive them? But I reported mine the week of the launch.
I live in the US and the one submission I made near release still hasn't been fixed. I'm not going to bother with more submissions until I see at least one of them get corrected. I think the problem in this case is they are trying to use the satellite image to verify the submission that the McDonalds near me has been torn down. Even though it was over a year ago the satellite image still shows it there. They need to mobilize people to have any hope of making and keeping an accurate map.

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Old Nov 20, 2012, 03:16 PM   #280
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I think it's only fair to allow Apple a year or so to bring maps up to speed. After all it's a very big endeavor. Look how long Google has worked on theirs to bring it to the high level of accuracy and usefulness it is today.

There's no way Apple can possibly be expected to have a useful mapping system anytime soon. Let's face it, there's nothing new about Apple feeling so superior to everyone else, they delude themselves.
Fair?

Gve me a break.
Fair would be using he year Lifton the Google license to get the ****** Apple app working properly. Instead of forcing this half-a$$ed piece of garbage on us.
Terrific reporting is still not right. And if you use the Apple maps, you are guaranteed to end up in traffic jams, as opposed to using google maps to avoid them.

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Old Nov 20, 2012, 03:17 PM   #281
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I know a lot of you really like apple maps so I'll refrain from ranting too much:I

I live in Philadelphia. Apple Maps is constantly wrong for locations in the city. It even messed up the location for major retailers like Target.

The Map program sucks, if you live here.

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Fair?

Gve me a break.
Fair would be using he year Lifton the Google license to get the sh$&tty Apple app working properly. Instead of forcing this half-a$$ed piece of garbage on us.
Terrific reporting is still not right. And if you use the Apple maps, you are guaranteed to end up in traffic jams, as opposed to using google maps to avoid them.
Damn straight.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 03:21 PM   #282
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I've noticed some improvements but nothing major. There are still some major problems with Maps.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:12 PM   #283
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Is Apple Maps still error now? I want to upgrade my New Ipad..
Your post inspired me to do this.

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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:18 PM   #284
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Fair?

Gve me a break.
Fair would be using he year Lifton the Google license to get the sh$&tty Apple app working properly. Instead of forcing this half-a$$ed piece of garbage on us.
Terrific reporting is still not right. And if you use the Apple maps, you are guaranteed to end up in traffic jams, as opposed to using google maps to avoid them.
speak for yourself; google maps always got me into traffic jams in Canada, apple maps have so far helped me save tons of time by avoiding traffic.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:47 PM   #285
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speak for yourself; google maps always got me into traffic jams in Canada, apple maps have so far helped me save tons of time by avoiding traffic.
Oh please. I don't know who you think you're fooling, but I have first hand experience. Apple has a very long ways to go before they have proper functionality, accuracy, and become worth using.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 04:58 PM   #286
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On the other hand, Maps is downright unusable in my hometown because its POI data looks like it's from 10 years ago (seriously), not to mention that half of those POI that are correct are located on the wrong side of the street. Been reporting these since iOS 6 came out... nothing still.
Yes same for me. I don't think a single one is exactly in the right place. Would be better if you could just turn them all off.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 06:08 PM   #287
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I did over 20 corrections on POIs around my house on the day after iOS6 came out.

Nothing has changed.

Maps in the UK is still just as unusable as ever.

Roll on the Google Maps app, otherwise I'll need a Spamdroid phone.
Ikr! I've been reporting problems on POIs for my area (Kuching, Sarawak Malaysia) since a week or two iOS6 came out. Nothing changed until now and the places I reported are prominent places such us universities and big shopping malls. I even went to post extra information such as phone numbers etc or went to add them in different options.

Instead, they decide to add POIs for little small shops that I nor the general public know about which is placed wrongly in the middle of the road in maps.

Apple, I thought you were working hard to improve your map? because Google map in my area looks way better.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 10:54 PM   #288
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Oh please. I don't know who you think you're fooling, but I have first hand experience. Apple has a very long ways to go before they have proper functionality, accuracy, and become worth using.
You do realize you are not the only person on earth with an iPhone running iOS 6 and a car?

Yes I own an iPhone 5 and I use apple maps daily; sorry if that doesn't meet your criteria for a 'first-hand' experience.

get real and
quit being so cocky about the silly assumptions that you make. (stop upvoting your own post, it doesn't make it any more credible)
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 11:36 PM   #289
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You do realize you are not the only person on earth with an iPhone running iOS 6 and a car?

Yes I own an iPhone 5 and I use apple maps daily; sorry if that doesn't meet your criteria for a 'first-hand' experience.

get real and
quit being so cocky about the silly assumptions that you make. (stop upvoting your own post, it doesn't make it any more credible)
Your hostility is impressive.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 12:28 AM   #290
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Google spent over 10 years preping its maps. Nobody realised it but think how long it took to drive down every street in America.
Apple is getting better ......meanwhile Apps out there and coming out to fill the gap.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 04:25 AM   #291
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My errors still haven't been fixed (Toronto). I suppose they make USA the priority. Or maybe they just do them in whatever order they receive them? But I reported mine the week of the launch.
It took them almost four weeks to start fixing the ones I drew to their attention..I'm guessing they are snowed under with reports, but it's worth doing...Probably the only way Maps will ever get properly fixed.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 08:47 AM   #292
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It took them almost four weeks to start fixing the ones I drew to their attention..I'm guessing they are snowed under with reports, but it's worth doing...Probably the only way Maps will ever get properly fixed.
I wonder if more people report the same error, would it get bumped up in the list? Makes sense I guess.

Mine is taking a lot longer than 4 weeks lol.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 10:55 AM   #293
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I apparently drove through a field at lunch but it distinctly looked like Tarmac to me. Who do I report the missing road to? Bing?
Admittedly it's less than a year old but my benchmark of google has had it for a while..
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 04:48 PM   #294
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I wonder if more people report the same error, would it get bumped up in the list? Makes sense I guess.

Mine is taking a lot longer than 4 weeks lol.
Doesn't seem to help reporting the same error multiple times. Unless it needs to be a thousand times.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 05:07 PM   #295
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No improvement at all!! Submitted several location so they can fix but no correction whatsoever. Phone numbers are wrong, missing numbers etc! The app is great and beautiful but the data that its using is just plain wrong...
For now ill rely on navigon!!
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Your hostility is impressive.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 08:30 PM   #297
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Every time I've used Apple Maps it has worked perfectly for me, both in central Illinois and in southern Wisconsin.

In some cases better than Google as Google seemed to take forever to find where I was, and Apple Maps can find me in 5 to 10 seconds.

Although I don't use Turn by Turn navigation much, I mostly just bring up the map and figure out how I want to go my self, I've found that Apple maps works fine. I will admit that I usually put in a actual street address rather than list where I want to go as a Point of interest. It's yet to steer me wrong, and has instantly corrected me when I did use it and for one reason or another have gotten off of its route.
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Your hostility is impressive.
Take a chill pill.
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This is a forum, not a popularity contest. Not only do I not care what others think, I have no reason to up vote my own post. The person who made that accusation by assumption, would do well to look in the mirror.

This is a forum for expressing opinions, experiences and preferences. Those that have a problem with it; are too emotionally attached to their possessions.
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