What a bunch of apologists here! "Growing pains," "data sets," "what can you expect until we give more feedback?" etc., etc. And some are even using this half-baked helpmate as another reason to bash competitors like Samsung and Google!!
I'm telling you, I wish a few ex-girlfriends had cut me this much slack when I've let them down or led them on (with the best of imperfect intentions)!!
I too would've have felt kinder if they'd acknowledged the immaturity of the product up front. I.e., said "OK, gang, we've got a road map (so to speak) towards a better navigation future - and you can see the potential in features A, B, C, etc., but there will be some growing pains that you'll be helping us with as we go, and things will shape up quickly." And then we could head down the road the golden road to unlimited devotion together, tra-la-laa.
They did this, more or less in the moves to OS X, and then from PPC to Intel. And in calling Siri a beta program - whereas this, as a truly functional everyday, everywhere situation is much more beta, since there were other iOS ways to get around Siri's failings, but this requires going to 3rd parties to, uhh, get where you're going.
But instead, now that they're all top dog and whatnot (and acting appropriately full of themselves for one), they brazenly featured Maps as a major IMPROVEMENT (as it is) in iOS 6 - i.e., giving it the ol' "magical, amazing, revolutionary, resolutionary, etc." wizardry mantle - when it's clearly not even ready for prime time. And simply ignored even addressing the rudimentary transit and on foot options - which are damn relevant to people living in America's (make that the world's) largest cities, ntm getting around this way being more ecologically sound where and whenever it makes sense.
So this is just blatant - and unnecessary disregard of both reality and users, since fessing up would've gained them more cred than this will cost in people ending up PO'ed by driving into dry lakes down routes that don't exist.
Originally Posted by kellya74u
Indeed......"not our finest hour!" But it will get better, & quickly, I assure you.
Originally Posted by malax
The problems being reported are data problems not software problems. The only way data problems get "perfected" is through real-life scrutiny, which is happening now post-launch.
Originally Posted by DimMok
Yeah Im not digging the new maps app. But Im willing to wait for them to update/fix the issues with it. Fly over is pretty cool. My biggest heartache is the new Dial Pad UI.
I hate that new look with the white back ground...then you dial a number and the interface goes back to the original look.... WTF is going on here.
Originally Posted by flabber
I wholeheartedly agree. Apple is known for updating their apps a little more ánd better than Google has proven to be in the years that the iPhone existed… In the 5 years Google Maps came preinstalled on the iPhone, has it ever been updated with some serious effort?
Apple has indeed released their own Map.app, because their 5-year aggreement with Google has ended and neither party wants to renew it due to differences in opinion (amongst other things)… which is fine in my opinion.
But Apple júst released their first Map.app, so give it a little time. Over the years they updated/improved most of their apps tremendously, so I'm sure that with the upcoming updates they'll improve it. At the very least they'll improve it a heck of a lot more often than Google ever has as far as functionality goes, and the map-data will undoubtedly get better as well.
Originally Posted by crazy_mac_lover
I support Apple, at least Apple is trying to get away from Google.
Apple made it only map now is better than If Google asked Apple for money to use Google map.
Unlike SHAMESUNG , it is just too lazy to innovate.
Give Apple some time to get it improved.
Etc. Etc. Etc., ad infinitum, ad naseum....
Originally Posted by Quadra 610
Do note, that we're just complaining about ONE app, and it's not a deal-breaker.
There are competitors out there who can barely get an entire platform off the ground never mind, mess up just one app.
It just goes to show how Apple spoils their users in every other way.
I'm pissed about the Map app, sure, but iOS is *so* good that I can live with it.
Well bully for you....... ....but like I said, I'm not so pissed about the app as I am about Apple's handling of its deceptive announcement and roll-out.
It simply makes everything else they say and do less credible and more suspect, and leads me to think of wandering to see what else in the world might be other than an represented within ye olde Reality Distortion Field....