There’s no more room for negative reviewers on Apple’s iOS 6 maps since Tim Cook already made his open letter of public apology about the fiasco. And as Apple stated, “we will keep working non-stop until Maps lives up to the same incredibly high-standard.”
Apple is indeed making some progress on iOS 6 maps. Eric Slivka of MacRumors said,
“MacRumors forum members yesterday began noticing what appears to be a larger set of additions to the 3D content in the Maps app, including both the satellite/aerial imagery and the standard maps. One region that was among the first to be noticed was the New York City area, with a number of improvements including new 3D imagery of the Statue of Liberty being seen.
An eagle-eye member of MacRumors claimed there seems to be a set of changes to Apple Maps. I tested the app and searched the location of the Statue of Liberty. Indeed, here’s what you will see in 3D imagery.
The Apple Maps fiasco received tons of negative reviews, and the iOS community was in dire need of a good alternative. The reported improvements on MacRumors is encouraging. However, this might not apply to all users in different places. At least, the Statue of Liberty was improved slightly. I searched mnemoni‘s place, (MacRumor member), and this is what Apple Maps showed.
Well, if the rest of the world looks like this, and only the key places are rendered for improvements, Apple needs to work double-time. If you prefer using Google Maps, you can read our guide on How to Use Google Maps on iOS 6. Simon Blog also featured a good alternative app, dubbed “Maps+”.
As of this writing, when you visit maps.google.com on your iOS device, it is integrated with an intuitive instruction that points to the bookmark bar. It informs users that they can add this page to the Home Screen.
Previously, the icon looks like this:
Now it looks like this:
What do you think about the improvements?