Apple Maps Resolution. Difference between Maps and Friends-App

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Berti10, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Berti10 macrumors regular


    Jan 24, 2012

    Today I found something on my iPhone 5, that when I use the Satellite-View in my Hometown in Germany, with Maps and with the Find-my-Friends-App, I get 2 different Resolutions. In the Friends-App it's far more sharper. Any Ideas why? Here is a Photo.

    Both were taken with WiFi and after Buffering.
  2. Vundu macrumors 65816


    Jun 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    The friends app one is definately sharper. Weird as looks to be the same source, one app just showing it at a higher res than the other.
  3. planktons macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2012
    Find your friends still uses Google Maps, that's why.
  4. r2shyyou macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2010
    Paris, France
    Definitely odd. Can't think of a reason why that would be.

    It's possible that that's the case in Germany but my Find My Friends app uses Apple's maps, not Google's.
  5. pk7 macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2011
    I have noticed that on non-3D/Flyover Apple Maps (such as those present on devices such as the iPhone 3GS and 4 and on all apps that use the maps API, which seems to default to 2D maps), the maps are much more detailed and almost every street in sight is labeled.

    Quite the opposite on the fully featured Apple Maps.
  6. karter16 macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Yep I've noticed the same thing - on the iphone 5 the maps take on an almost marbled-texture effect (kind of like the high resolution imagery has been blurred in some way).

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