Maps is already improving?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by naltst*, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. naltst* macrumors member

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    While playing with maps again earlier I noticed there have been a few changes already. The oceans might still be all in the wrong places but smaller rail stations etc. have started to appear near me.

    It's very inconsistent though - I'm not sure what I do that makes them appear as they are not always there.

    Attached are screenshots from last week and today
     

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  2. naltst* thread starter macrumors member

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    It seems beta 2 has improved things even more...

    Three screenshots are

    Beta 1 day of release
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  3. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    That's good! Looking forward to seeing some more photos :)
     
  4. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    Good stuff!

    Did people really think that the lack of Map data in the first Beta was indicative of what is going to ship in the fall?
     
  5. Parise macrumors 6502a

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    They've added Ferry routes to NYC. That was definitely not there in beta 1.

    They don't appear to be really useful in anyway though.
     
  6. naltst* thread starter macrumors member

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    Hybrid view has improved too although not the satellite imagery.

    Here are beta 1 and beta 2 views of the same junction
     

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  7. macslayer118 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, they did. I'm sure you've seen the multiple threads about how maps is a disappointment. Lol. I find this whole thing hilarious :D
     
  8. chiefpavvy macrumors 6502a

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    "They" would be fAndroid trolls, normal folks are reasonable enough to understand the word "BETA" and what it entails.
     
  9. ProphetX macrumors regular

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    I think the people crying about beta 1 should be banned from these forums for wasting our lives.
     
  10. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    This is definitely a good sign. I'm looking more forward to the release!
     
  11. Parise macrumors 6502a

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    Why are they always "fandroid" trolls? Couldnt they just be concerned apple consumers?

    Christ, you guys need to stop playing that card.
     
  12. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    What's that card? The "logical" card? Didn't know we were supposed to ignore logic here. Good to know.

    iOS 6 is probably not shipping for 3-4 months. That's a LOT of time to iterate. In fact you can tell that there's still much in flux because there's no "What's new in iOS 6.0" on developer.apple.com.

    We're not even close to finalizing what's in iOS 6.0 yet.
     
  13. chiefpavvy macrumors 6502a

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    No, they aren't "concerned Apple customers" because iOS 6 BETA is not available to "customers" only developers at this time. No regular Joe has a clue about iOS 6 let alone the new Maps stuff and they would not be spending precious time on here arguing about it. Are some developers concerned? I don't think so. They are smart enough to know "BETA" and how the software process works. That leaves trolls, who just happen to (by and large) be big Android fans and spend their time on an Apple board pushing Android. So I think my comment is fair and accurate.
     
  14. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    no he's talking about the "anyone who complains about anything apple is clearly an android fanboy" card.
     
  15. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    Those using it are customers. They bought the Apple device, they are both the customer and the consumer. It is not generally available to all customers, only a select few, namely developers.

    So yes, they are concerned Apple customers.

    On the note of Maps, it's still having trouble in my area.
     
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  17. BuckeyeMac macrumors 6502

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    Wow, it's really improving. Great to see (although it was inevitable).

    Here's a question...is the updating of maps going to be integrated into the maps app after iOS6 is released, or only when the OS is updated?
     
  18. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    Only time will tell... although looking at the 3 images at the top (beta 1, day 1; beta 1, today; and beta 2, today) I think we can be hopeful for some improvement even between updates.
     
  19. Roofy. macrumors 6502a

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    Just checked. It has definitely improved... way more street names when zoomed out.
     
  20. Ljohnson72 macrumors 6502a

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    So ironic considering how many blinded Apple fanboys were saying how less street names when zoomed out = an "improvement". LOL.
     
  21. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    It still has less text and looks cleaner. Although I think google will be the best maps for a long time, it does get crowded with text at certain places to the point that you have to zoom in to get a clear view.
     
  22. iPhoneApple macrumors 6502

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    Do the maps also have walking and transit directions yet?
     
  23. naltst* thread starter macrumors member

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    Walking directions were in Beta 1. Transit directions will take you to 3rd party apps but currently this list is unpopulated for me.
     
  24. Gatecrasher1875 macrumors member

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    There really are some improvements, I look forward to seeing what else improves over the next few months.
     
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