Dec 16

The Google maps app for iOS is available in the App Store since a view days, Apple’s stock maps app still remains default. This means that everytime you click a maps link it will open Apple’s maps instead of Google’s. MapsOpener is a free jailbreak tweak that forces maps links to open up in Google Maps. » MapsOpener: Make Google Maps The Default Maps App On iOS [jailbreak]

Dec 10

The police in Victoria, Australia issued a warning about Apple Maps to travelers, after several travelers became stranded in the Murray-Sunset National Park trying to reach the city of Mildura using Apple’s directions. “Tests on the mapping system by police confirm the mapping systems lists Mildura in the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, approximately 70km away from the actual location of Mildura.» Australian Police Warn Against Apple iOS 6 Mapping System Due To Safety Concerns

Dec 08

Tim Cook is the CEO of Apple for over a year now and yesterday he gave his first official television interview with Brian Williams on NBC’s Rock Center. He spoke about his role as CEO, Apple Maps, Samsung and about Apple in the future. You can view the first part of the interview above and the second part after the break. » Tim Cook’s TV Interview With Brian Williams, Talking About Apple Maps, Samsung, & The Future [videos]

Oct 06

Just one week after Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote a letter, in which he promised that Apple “will keep working non-stop” until the iOS 6 Maps app meets customers’ standards for quality, users are starting to see improvements. MacRumors reports, it appears to be that a larger set of additions to the 3D content in the Apple Maps app has been added. » Apple’s Maps App Showing Signs Of Improvement

Oct 05

iPhoneInCanada reported that Google added Street View to the web-based version of its Google Maps on iOS and other mobile devices. Since a lot of iOS 6 users are complaining about Apple’s new iOS 6 Maps app “which replaced Google Maps”, a lot of iPhone users waited for Google to submit an iOS app to the App Store or to update its web-based Maps app. » Google Added Street View To Web-Based Google Maps

Oct 03

There are a lot of issues with Apple’s new Map app in iOS 6, but there is one advantage, data usage. Apple’s new maps app uses as much as five times less data than Google Maps.

Our data experts performed an identical series of activities on Google Maps and Apple Maps that included searching for several US cities, addresses and airports and zooming in and out to locate specific locations. On Google Maps, the average data loaded from the cellular network for each step was 1.3MB. Apple Maps came in at 271KB – that’s approximately 80% less data! On some actions, such as zooming in to see a particular intersection, Apple Maps’ efficiency advantage edged close to 7X. — Onavo

This is a result of Apple’s use of vector graphics in their Maps app. » Apple Maps Using 80% Less Data Than Google Maps

Sep 29

After Tim Cook apologized in an open letter for Apple’s new iOS 6 Maps App and suggested other Map alternatives including webbased Google Maps and Nokia Maps, Apple has also added a new featured section to the App Store highlighting some other “free and paid” map alternatives. This section includes map apps such as RoadMate USA, Waze, Mapquest, Garmin, Bing, and MotionX. It looks like Apple is taking the Map criticism seriously. » Apple Created Alternative Maps Section In The App Store

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