I will agree their map tiles need updating with new satellite imagery. Comparing my home in the US and UK to google's imagery, Apple's is a let down. Getting that imagery shouldn't be too much of a problem with Apple's cash pile.I'm not so sure. There's an awfully long way to go between this beta and Google maps. I can't see them doing this by the fall.
you're not sure if Apple can label the oceans in the correct location? And I have seen clear pictures of Apple's satelite view, so that blurriness is clearly some sort of a bug or slow load time, or something else which is fixable.I'm not so sure. There's an awfully long way to go between this beta and Google maps. I can't see them doing this by the fall.
I agree. I think all pre-release software should be the same as final release software.I think the quality of the cartography is very poor, too. The colors remind me of the color themes that came with my old TomTom GPS device, patches of ugly lime green and pale yellow, etc. Those and some of the icons, and even the street vectors in general just look rather shoddy to me.
For a developer that does so well with the aesthetics and general presentation of its products, I expected more from Apple than whats in their new Maps app.
100 billion in cash is close to super powers though, right? lolIt took years for Google Maps to reach their current level of accuracy, information and usefulness.
Apple doesn't have super-powers. Their offering will require a few years to get up to speed as well.
Google's HUGE advantage is that they've been doing cloud and search services for years and years. A lot of the data on Google maps is data that Google can mine from its own servers, databases and caches.
This is an area where Apple is just outgunned and it will take them more than a little while to completely catch up.