Q: What do I lose with maps.google.com compared with the old Google-powered maps app in iOS 5?. A: Since it's not an actual app, it will be a much different experience than what you had before. The interface is changed, though not negatively so, and the performance will depend on the speed of your connection. Of course, that was also the case with Google's app, but the browser is a different feature so performance will vary. You also lose a fair number of features including Siri integration, a compass feature, address book integration, and Street View.
Q: Are Apple's turn-by-turn directions accurate?, A: In initial testing, they're reliable, Scott used the feature on an iPhone 5 in Long Island, New York, and had a good experience, And when Jason Parker and Jaymar Cabebe put Apple Maps against Google Maps on an Android phone, they didn't notice any significant problems either, They had some issues -- for example, Apple Maps misplaced them by a few blocks and it directed them to a different place at our first destination -- but it did the job, We're going to keep testing, though, and remember that Jason and Jaymar tested in San Francisco, in the backyard of splash modular case for apple iphone xr - black Google and Apple and one of the most mapped cities on Earth, Your experience may be different, Indeed, coverage outside of the United States is worse..
Q: Where is Apple getting its actual map data?. A: Apple's maps come mostly from longtime GPS player TomTom, which also supplies some apps to Google. Still, some maps lack the detail we had on iOS 5 and some landmarks are misplaced or not labeled correctly. See our slideshow and CNET UK's comparison for more examples. Q: Any problems with the 3D or satellite views?. A: Even after one day, we've seen an abundance of screenshots showing quirky things like a roller coaster Manhattan Bridge or a pockmarked Toronto airport. These mistakes won't affect your navigation, and we remember the occasional crazy satellite image from Google Maps, but some of the mistakes are pretty hilarious.
Also, we noticed that Apple's satellite maps weren't as current as some Google images, For example, though some freeway ramps around CNET's offices in San Francisco were removed more than a year ago, Apple still shows them in place, Google does not, Q: Is Apple Maps really as bad as people are saying?, A: It depends on what you value, If mass transit directions or Google Street View are must-haves, splash modular case for apple iphone xr - black this a downgrade, Ditto for contextual local searches, On the other hand, you now have turn-by-turn directions, which was never an integrated option on the iPhone before, And the properly 3D-mapped cityscapes are stunning -- again, if you live in a location that's mapped well..
Q: Has Apple said anything about this?. A: Without admitting to any issues, Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller told us the feature is still being improved. Q: Why did Apple make this change?. A: Apple has a long history of parting ways with software partners that are also competitors, sometimes with products that are not quite as full-featured or polished as what came before. One example of that: Apple designing its own browser, Safari, to replace Microsoft's Internet Explorer in 2003. At the time Microsoft had 90 percent share of the browser market, and a very mature piece of software with IE. Apple came in with its own offering, which to be sure was quite fast and pretty, but missing many features that competing browsers had -- including compatibility with Windows. Safari is now cross-platform, and has about 4.9 percent of desktop market share and 66.2 percent of mobile browser market share according to Net Marketshare.