Maps - Simple, but welcome updates

virginblue4

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I noticed that the UI of Maps has been slightly updated making it clearer than before. Here are two screenshots, one from my iPhone 5 running iOS 7 and the other from my iPad mini running iOS 6.

I've also attached some more screenshots just showing the updated UI, clearer text and clearer main roads.
 

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C DM

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Navigation though seems really bland (especially compared to all of that).
 

Tom G.

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I do not understand your statement about "navigation though seems rather bland".

To me "Bland" navigation is what I want. Before people seemed to be complaining because problems in maps made navigation "not bland", but rather exciting to say the least. I would guess that "bland" would indicate quite an improvement then? :D
 

C DM

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I do not understand your statement about "navigation though seems rather bland".

To me "Bland" navigation is what I want. Before people seemed to be complaining because problems in maps made navigation "not bland", but rather exciting to say the least. I would guess that "bland" would indicate quite an improvement then? :D
It's mostly pale off-white with some blue and that's it. Not that much really differentiates streets or makes them stand apart. And the more typical map colors that are common in most map/navigation apps aren't really there.
 

baller1308

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I actually liked the look with the green signs and all that for the navigation. They continue to use it in the Maps app on OS X Mavericks.