Maps has been a hot topic in the mobile field for the past few weeks. All this talk started when Apple decided not to use Google maps in the native iOS maps application, but an in-house version of this based on maps by TomTom.
Apple was loud to announce that the new maps will be awesome, and everyone sort of thought this was true. Well, yesterday when iOS 6 was released, early adopters were pretty disappointed by the new Apple maps.
We’ve seen and heard complains that it can’t find locations like before, complete cities are misplaced, missing maps data, it includes map data from the WWII era, or just typos well-known cities. Those of you who fancy a read at what Apple has done, can head over to a complaints site called “The Amazing iOS 6 Maps.” I can’t believe how bad this situation is. This is quite unusual behaviour by Apple.
The infographic at the beginning of this post should give you a rather good idea of the platform to choose when going after the maps. Those in need of true offline navigation in over 110 countries should go with the Nokia Lumia series and Navteq maps. The Samsung Galaxy S III with Android comes in a good second place, while the Apple iPhone 5 is easily the worst of the trio.
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