What's with all the brouhaha with Maps?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by iMikeT, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. iMikeT macrumors 68020

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    So I got my iPhone 5 this past week and activated it this weekend. I've been playing with it a lot (get it? ;):p) and really took Maps out for a spin. From my experience, Maps found where I needed to go, gave me directions from where I was to where I needed to be, and even spoke out the turn-by-turn directions as I was on the road. The satellite view looks fine and 3D view looks fine as well (where it's possible of course). Other than not having the ability to see my turn-by-turn directions in advance like old [Google] Maps (this time we need to go to list view), I have no problems with Apple's implementation of Maps.

    With all of that said, what was everyone crying about?
     
  2. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

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    I travel over 500 miles eveyday in the UK.

    My 1st day with my iPhone 5 i turned the maps on to find some directions.

    Maps look very nice I thought.

    What junction number do i need for my next stop?!

    Oh dear no junction numbers on apple maps!!!

    That should have been the 1st thing that was put on it!!
     
  3. cyks macrumors 68020

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    If you're really curious, feel free to read any of the other threads about maps. There's no point in listing all the issues again when they're already posted in multiple places here.
     
  4. Beeplance macrumors 68000

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  5. kirky29 macrumors 65816

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    Where do you travel?!
    Are you a delivery driver or something? 500 miles is a lot..I complain at 60!
     
  6. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    For some people
     
  7. DMSWE macrumors newbie

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    It couldn't possibly have anything to do with the size of your sample?
     
  8. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    It's a good GPS but a bad POI finder. That's about it.
     
  9. BRyken macrumors 6502

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    I to haven't had much trouble with the new maps. I can't understand everyone's issues as I've yet to experience then.
     
  10. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    "I've just smoked a cigarette and I don't have cancer! What's all the fuss about?"
     
  11. Jrh1194 macrumors newbie

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    Maps works very well for some and not so well for others. I have been fortunate that is has worked every time for me. Apple will get the other areas corrected.
     
  12. Morrus macrumors member

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    Blimey! How fast do you drive? You'd have to maintain 70mph for 7 straight hours without slowing down to do 500 miles!
     
  13. 8a22a macrumors 6502a

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    It does tell you them in the directions as exit numbers.
     
  14. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    As stated above, if you're really interested there are many threads on the topic. Does it really matter, though? If it works for you then use it. Just don't assume that it works for everyone.
     
  15. iMikeT thread starter macrumors 68020

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    You make a good point and excellent observation. Eye suppose that might have some correlation. Of course, we all know that personal experience is the best way to gauge every issue objectively. Without personal experience, how can eye ever know if something is real? :p
     

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