Apple Maps has now reached deplorable status. Google Earth responds faster...


macrumors 6502a
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Jul 27, 2012
WNY or Utica
Well at least that's the case on my 5s. Opening the app in regular mode causes it to freeze on this screen:


And then only after you leave the app for like a minute does it start working.

I zoom in and only see jagged polygons representing major thoroughfares and not smooth lines and local streets. What happened???

Whereas in Google Earth now it seems I can just open it and go wherever.

It's pretty sad because in iOS 9 I never opened Earth or Google Maps because Apple Maps just worked the way it was supposed to. I think I might be ditching Maps is this continues. Anybody else having similar issues?
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macrumors 65816
Aug 6, 2015
Maps in iOS 10 are a bit slower to load compared to iOS 9 (more functionality to feed), but in your case it sounds like a connectivity issue. I sometimes get this empty grid in Maps when I open them in places with poor cellular data. No issues if I am in a 3G or better zone, however.