Apple Maps, the Cupertino-based company's mapping solution, has received a countless amount of criticism since its simultaneous launch along with iOS 6 back in September. Users have bashed Apple for the lack of transit directions, bugs that severely distort maps and more, which have all collectively rendered the app almost useless. Google Maps, recently launched in the App Store and, apparently, the need for a noteworthy alternative to Apple Maps was glaring - evident by the whopping 10 million (and counting) downloads the app has received since its debut on the App Store just 48 hours ago.
The numerous issues with Apple's official Maps app since its introduction back with the launch of iOS 6 have rendered it almost impossible to use towards a user's overall benefit, for many. Thankfully, however, Google finally released an iPhone-compatible client for its Google Maps service. Dubbed just that, Google Maps is a very noteworthy alternative for your mapping requirements especially with Apple Maps' bugs in mind. The only problem? It can't be set as the default maps app of your choice. Unless you're jailbroken, that is...
Tim Cook today published an open letter to all of Apple's customers addressing the wide criticism over iOS 6's new Apple-powered Maps application. The Apple CEO, through the apology letter, which was posted on the company's website, says Apple is "extremely sorry" for any inconveniences the Maps app may have caused to customers, and it's doing everything it can to rectify these issues.
After the WWDC keynote on Monday, with all of the new and exciting features that were announced, we were left to wonder what was to become of applications on the App Store that any newly released Apple apps were competing with (new maps app, Passbook, etc.). Could they possibly face their eventual demise, due to people simply opting with Apple's new standard solutions after succumbing to the laziness of not wanting to download third-party utilities? Or would they succeed?
The team at Apple designing the brand new Map app that will be replacing Google Maps in iOS 6 did not quite design the solution from the ground-up, they have partnered with TomTom in order to provide the practically worldwide mapping data as well as other "related information." This comes to light as TomTom has signed a global agreement with Apple, however the company will not elaborate further on specifics.
Before WWDC, it was largely questioned whether or not Apple would simply ditch Google and its maps solution and replace them with an application developed by the Cupertino-based company themselves. Now, it's not a question anymore but a fact: Apple has ditched Google Maps for their own Maps application.
Today at Google's E3 conference, dubbed "The Next Dimension of Google Maps", the company has announced that Google Maps will soon be coming to iOS, as widely expected.
Us iPod and WiFi version of the iPad owners don’t really get to use our devices as true, solid navigation utilities. There wasn’t really a stand-out application for that purpose: accessing maps, routes, POI, etc. on the go while not having a working internet connection. Until now – well, there’s