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Topic: Maps

Apple exec Eddy Cue 'racing' to improve iOS Maps

11/28/2012, 11:11 am

A new report sheds more light on the behind-the-scenes personnel shakeup at Apple in the wake of criticism over the new Maps application that debuted in iOS 6.


Apple fires iOS 6 Maps chief

11/27/2012, 01:11 pm

Apple has reportedly fired the executive in charge of its widely ridiculed Maps application built in to the iOS 6 mobile operating system.


Google reportedly distributing near-final version of standalone iOS Maps app

11/15/2012, 05:11 pm

It was reported on Thursday that Google is distributing a test version of a standalone iOS Maps app to people outside the company, suggesting an application to the App Store may be imminent.


Nokia's free 'Here' maps coming to Apple's iOS with offline support

11/13/2012, 01:11 pm

Nokia on Tuesday announced it will bring a new mapping service dubbed "Here" to Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


Apple's next major market for iOS may be automotive

11/08/2012, 04:11 pm

Over the past two years, pundits have focused on living room TVs as the most likely new market for Apple to expand into, but evidence suggests that the company's next big step for iOS is more likely to involve the automotive market.


In-depth Review: Apple's iOS 6 Maps & the alternatives 3: Transit

10/16/2012, 05:10 pm

The second feature of Apple's new Maps is perhaps its weakest: transit information. This represents a significant change over how the previous iOS 5 Maps work, and is essentially dependent upon the availability of third party routing apps for the region you are in; these range from very good to nothing at all.


Photos allegedly show native Google Maps app for iOS

10/14/2012, 10:10 pm

A set of images released on Sunday reveal what is claimed to be Google's anticipated Google Maps app for iOS, suggesting the internet search giant is well into the process of developing standalone software after Apple ditched its mapping services with iOS 6.


iOS 6 Maps, Lightning connector have no effect on iPhone 5 demand, survey finds

10/12/2012, 08:10 am

Negative headlines haven't suppressed consumer interest in the iPhone 5, which is seeing "unprecedented" demand, according to the latest survey from ChangeWave Research.


Mapping app powered by Google Maps pulled from App Store

10/11/2012, 08:10 pm

A third-party mapping app called ClassicMap, which looked remarkably similar to Apple's defunct Google Maps-powered Maps app, was pulled from the iOS App Store on Thursday after only two days of availability.


Microsoft expands Motorola patent case to target Google Maps

10/11/2012, 02:10 pm

Microsoft announced in a German court today that it would be expanding its patent infringement case against Motorola to include Google, specifically targeting the search giant's maps service for Android.


Apple reportedly knew of iOS Maps troubles well before launch

10/09/2012, 07:10 pm

Six iOS app developers claim they warned Apple of inadequacies found in iOS Maps shortly after receiving the first pre-release version in June, giving the company months of lead time to fix the apparent problems before the app debuted in iOS 6.


In-depth Review: Apple's iOS 6 Maps & the alternatives 2: Maps and visualizations

10/08/2012, 08:10 pm

The first feature of Apple's new Maps is perhaps its strongest: its presentation of 2D and 3D road maps and satellite images. This is a major leap over how the previous iOS 5 Maps work, although there are still reasons you might want to consult other iOS apps for map information.


Apple improving 3D Flyover visuals in iOS 6 Maps

10/05/2012, 02:10 pm

This week Apple began quietly enhancing the 3D Flyover feature of its new iOS 6 Maps application, giving users updated images with more accurate recreations.


Apple's new iOS 6 Maps support automatic offline use for a wide area

10/05/2012, 12:10 am

Vector maps in iOS 6 are so efficient that Apple can cache a very large surrounding area for offline browsing and GPS navigation when traveling outside of WiFi or mobile data coverage.


In-depth Review: Apple's iOS 6 Maps & the alternatives

10/03/2012, 01:10 pm

Apple's new Maps service in iOS 6 isn't the only option for obtaining maps, directions, traffic information, local search and area visualizations. Here's a look at how it and various third party mapping options for iOS users compare.


Apple reportedly tasks retail employees with highlighting iOS 6 Maps errors

10/03/2012, 09:10 am

Store managers at Apple's retail locations are said to have begun asking employees to report errors in the mapping database in iOS 6.


Apple new Maps app hints company could extend service to Mac, PC browsers

10/01/2012, 11:10 am

Sharing a link from Apple's new Maps application in iOS 6 automatically forwards Mac and PC users to Google Maps, but the origin URL of "" hints that Apple Maps could come to non-iOS devices in the future and compete with Google Maps on a wider scale.


Revised Apple website no longer calls iOS 6 Maps most 'powerful'

09/30/2012, 02:09 pm

In the wake of criticism over its Maps application for iOS 6, Apple has revised its website to no longer refer to the software as the most "powerful mapping service ever."


NYT: iOS Maps another internet services blunder for Apple

09/29/2012, 03:09 am

A New York Times report on Friday says Apple's new iOS Maps app and corresponding service is another casualty of the company's lack of focus in offering reliable internet-based services, and reveals the original iPhone wasn't planned to have mapping software until mere weeks before its debut.


Consumer Reports compares iOS 6 Maps directions to Google's Android Maps

09/28/2012, 04:09 pm

Consumer Reports pitted Apple's new Maps against Google's Android Maps in a "showdown" to see which provides better navigation features.