Traffic on ios6 maps?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by FortWorthMac, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. FortWorthMac macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2008
    the parched earth of North Texas
    Hey all,

    For those of you that have seen and or used The new Apple maps in ios6, can you,advise if the map themselves have real time traffic info on the maps? I know the turn by turn directions provide traffic but going to and from say work and home I don't need directions but hoping the maps will have traffic.

  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    It shows the traffic on the maps, not just the turn by turn directions. Just push the button to show it.
  3. vicwou macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2012

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  4. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    If you are in sat mode then it would be greyed out. Make it to hybrid or map view and you’re good to go. It’s better than Google actually as you can now click on the little icons to see what the event is about.
  5. rd261 macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2007
    Its nice that you can get more details about accidents, but in terms of traffic information it is severely lacking. Im hoping once more people install ios6 it will get better. I live in south florida and on a monday afternoon about 80% of the entire map should be red not just about 5%. Thats the way google maps used to look
  6. dmk1974 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    I liked the Google Maps traffic a ton better. Told me traffic flow in an easy red, yellow, or green color. This apple version sucks.
  7. PPSH-41 macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2009
    Agree. Apple maps only has the Interstate roads showing traffic. Google was down to the local level and roads much closer to my house.

    I'll keep using Waze for navigation anyway. Apple Maps suck IMHO.

    Is there a Google map app?
  8. cavemonkey50 macrumors 6502

    Aug 9, 2007
    Allentown, PA
    If Apple's traffic is anything like TomTom's, it will only show traffic that is beyond normal. So, if a particular road slows down to 15mph around 5pm everyday, it already knows that, doesn't show a traffic incident, and takes it into account when determining routing directions. If that same road then slows down to a stop, it will mark it as an incident if it was normally 15mph.

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