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Apple Issues Statement on Maps Issues

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I just updated my ipad 3 from ios 5 to ios 6 and it blurred my map, the old functions of the map which i like most is gone. Now i'm using google earth. What happened to the old map apps of ipad? It's one of the reason why I bought ipad.
 

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Good karma said:
not cheats like andriod who prefer to take the easy way out by cheating.
That's a bit harsh, what's this all about?
 

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pinkbux28 said:
I just updated my ipad 3 from ios 5 to ios 6 and it blurred my map, the old functions of the map which i like most is gone. Now i'm using google earth. What happened to the old map apps of ipad? It's one of the reason why I bought ipad.

Read from the start of the thread, and many like it, Apple are running their own map software now, hopefully google will come up with an app of their own soon.
 

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So after listening to all of the moaning about Apple Maps over the last few days, I thought I'd take a look at what Google made of one of Apple's worst bits, namely the Hoover Dam Bypass. The Apple Map clearly shows the road plunging down an almost vertical drop, which an amusement park would consider too terrifying. It would take a vehicle with about as much power as, say, a Space Shuttle to ascend the road as Apple shows it. So how does Google compare? Well, see for yourselves.



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The same view, the same terrifying descent, the same impossible ascent, the same image. Only difference is that you can make Apple's version look worse by careful manipulation of the 3D image.

Google did manage to get the Eiffel Tower right. Apple tipped it over somehow.

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KevinJS said:
So after listening to all of the moaning about Apple Maps over the last few days, I thought I'd take a look at what Google made of one of Apple's worst bits, namely the Hoover Dam Bypass. The Apple Map clearly shows the road plunging down an almost vertical drop, which an amusement park would consider too terrifying. It would take a vehicle with about as much power as, say, a Space Shuttle to ascend the road as Apple shows it. So how does Google compare? Well, see for yourselves.

<img src="http://www.ipadforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=26089"/>

The same view, the same terrifying descent, the same impossible ascent, the same image. Only difference is that you can make Apple's version look worse by careful manipulation of the 3D image.

Google did manage to get the Eiffel Tower right. Apple tipped it over somehow.

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But Apple doesn't know that Paddington International Station, probably the biggest station in London, exists and when I searched for Paddington, it took me to Brisbane in Australia.
 

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And there are many more mistakes too. I just picked one at random and chased it to see what Google did, and why Apple couldn't. I was surprised to see the same image.

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So after listening to all of the moaning about Apple Maps over the last few days, I thought I'd take a look at what Google made of one of Apple's worst bits, namely the Hoover Dam Bypass. The Apple Map clearly shows the road plunging down an almost vertical drop, which an amusement park would consider too terrifying. It would take a vehicle with about as much power as, say, a Space Shuttle to ascend the road as Apple shows it. So how does Google compare? Well, see for yourselves.



View attachment 26089

The same view, the same terrifying descent, the same impossible ascent, the same image. Only difference is that you can make Apple's version look worse by careful manipulation of the 3D image.

Google did manage to get the Eiffel Tower right. Apple tipped it over somehow.

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Looking at that closely..and the small "squares" in the picture..I am sure the black "road" is in fact a shadow from the bridge..

....tho I have been known to be wrong....
 

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pyewacket said:
Looking at that closely..and the small "squares" in the picture..I am sure the black "road" is in fact a shadow from the bridge..

....tho I have been known to be wrong....

The black artifact is a shadow. The depiction of the road itself is in error on both systems.
 

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I don't know if it this has been mentioned in this thread yet, but there is a app in the store called "Live Street View", that does just what the title suggests, it gives you street view, and direct from Google maps. The downside is that the street view is not full-screen, but rather a little pop-up window. And I don't know if it includes navigation. So far this is the only workaround I've seen for the missing street view functionality.

There is a free version and a $0.99 version in the App Store.
 

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Good day! Just want to ask the pros and cons of the iOS 6? Can anybody tell me? Coz i was about to update my ipad 2. Thanks!
 
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See my sigline (below). The Apple Maps app is a disaster which will take them ages to fix.
 

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Hmm..okay! So sad. It's not good. Thanks anyway for the response. I'll be just patiently waiting here for it to be fixed and maybe that's the time for me to be one of the iOS 6 users..hihi thanks BUddy
 

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