Monthly Archives: September 2012

iOS 6 maps app sucks!

I am on vacation in India and have been trying to find my way around the capital city, Delhi. Last year, I used google maps on my iPhone 4 and everything went well.
This year I have tried the Maps app offered by Apple as part of iOS 6 and it really sucks! Sample screenshots of what I encountered during my day are attached and compared to the richness of Google map web app. I had to zoom the ios Maps app to the size shown to get just a couple of named buildings to to show up.
More than half the time, the iOS 6 maps app failed to suggest directions and local search was almost non-existent. I doubt Apple actually tested this outside their internal San Francisco/Cupertino bubble, because rest of world, like me, believes they did not bother to use data from other sources like Yelp to enrich maps from other countries or even US states.
I know that some may not like this, but I have got to say it- Steve would never have allowed this to happen!!
I am seriously considering buying a Galaxy S3 seeing as the maps feature on my Nexus 7 is awesome..
Unless Apple allows Google to put their maps application on iOS 6..
Come on, Apple- swallow your pride and do the right thing.

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