Question about iOS updates

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Fontane, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Fontane macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2011
    This is my first iphone and I have to agree with everyone that the maps software is less than stellar. Google maps/navigation is much more polished.

    So that said, how will apple update the maps software -- do they only do so in incremental iOS 6 releases, or will they push just a maps update like Google does with their products on the Android? I'm hoping they get to work polishing up the maps and then push out some updates.

    Don't want to have to wait another year for a complete OS update just for maps!
  2. hobsgrg macrumors 6502


    Jun 26, 2010
    The maps are downloaded from Apple on the fly so they can be constantly updated by Apple, however the maps application itself can only be updated via an iOS update. As it's the quality of the maps themselves that is the biggest problem they can be constantly sorted out and improved.
  3. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    I'm still deciding whether I should update or not. Do you know if you can restore iOS5, if unhappy with iOS6?

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