Early reviews say new Apple Maps leave a lot to be desiredPosted: September 20, 2012
It looks like Apple’s new Maps app needed more time and development before it was pushed live.
The general consensus is that while the maps look better and have welcome additions that weren’t included with Google Maps, there are still some key features missing.
The biggest drawback I found is the new Maps app. Apple has replaced Google Maps with a new maps app of its own. This app has one huge advantage over the iPhone version of Google Maps—it now offers free, voice-prompted, turn-by-turn navigation. … Apple’s navigation worked very well, with clear directions displayed as large green highway signs.
But the app is in other ways a step backward from the familiar Google app. For instance, while Apple’s maps feature a 3-D “Flyover” view of some central cities, they lack Google’s very useful ground-level photographic street views. And they also lack public-transit routing. Apple will instead link you to third-party transit apps.
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