Items tagged with Apple Maps

Apple Maps got off to a rocky start when it launched in September 2012, and its early high-profile failures resulted in the ouster of Scott Forstall, senior vice president of iOS. While Apple Maps has improved significantly over the past four years, many consider the mapping application to still be behind market leader Google Maps when it comes to mapping data and performance. According to a new report, Apple is looking to catch and perhaps surpass Google thanks to the use of aerial drones that will be able to quickly monitor changes to roads, record new construction and even identify road signs.... Read more...
Apple launched its homegrown mapping solution, Maps, with iOS 6 back in 2012. Maps encountered more than a few unscheduled detours along the way and helped push one exec, Scott Forstall, out the door. Over the past few years, Maps has gained in competency and has become a well-rounded navigation solution, although one that isn’t quite as robust as perennial favorite Google Maps. Apple is looking to give Maps yet another shot in the arm with the now confirmed acquisition of Coherent Navigation, a GPS firm that was founded in 2008. The deal was sniffed out by Mac Rumors earlier this morning and Apple... Read more...
When it comes to Apple’s much-maligned Maps, anecdotes about the app’s mapping errors are easy to find. But data makes a more compelling argument, and that’s what CrowdFlower set out to get. The results of its research led CrowdFlower to peg Google Maps as the most accurate mapper out there, with Bing taking place and Apple’s Maps taking second place. That’s in the U.S. – take Apple Maps to the U.K., and things start to get hairy. Business location accuracy results for major mapping services. Image credit: CrowdFlower CrowdFlower’s test involved... Read more...
The sly dogs at Samsung fired off a humorous cheap shot at Apple in Australia that makes fun of the whole Apple Maps fiasco. Of course, making fun of Apple and it's legion of fans isn't exactly new territory for Samsung, this one just happens to hit really close to home, especially for Australian motorists who were warned by police not to rely on the built-in Apple Maps software in iOS 6. Sitting not-so-innocently on George Street in Syndey is a Samsung sign that lobs the first grenade: Image Source: CNet Australia Directly behind the sign is the second grenade, a muddied jeep that presumably got... Read more...