Apple Maps Resolution. Difference between Maps and Friends-App

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

  1. Berti10 macrumors regular

    Berti10

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    Hi!

    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.

    https://www.icloud.com/photostream/de-de/#A1Grq0zwud1mC

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

    Vundu

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    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

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

    r2shyyou

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    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

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    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

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    Auckland, New Zealand
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    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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