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Topic: iOS 6

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.


Street View for Google Maps web app goes live [ux2]

10/04/2012, 04:10 am

Google on Thursday began to integrate Street View data into the web app version of Google Maps, bringing the feature back to iPhone 5 and iOS 6 users, however the rollout appears limited to certain locations.


Mossberg: Google to announce Street View for Google Maps web app on Thursday

10/03/2012, 07:10 pm

In a report on Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg revealed that Google plans to announce Street View integration to the web version of Google Maps, effectively bringing support for the feature to iOS 6 devices.


Still in beta: Siri falls short when searching for Apple retail stores

10/03/2012, 04:10 pm

A year after Siri first launched, Apple's personal assistant still falls short when accomplishing basic tasks that one might assume would be a priority for the company, such as finding a local Apple Store.


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.


Apple highlights third-party mapping applications in iOS App Store

09/28/2012, 01:09 pm

A new featured link on the iOS App Store invites users to "Find maps for your iPhone," and lists a number of paid and free alternatives to Apple's own Maps application in iOS 6.


Google Maps adds new 45-degree satellite imagery to take on Apple's Flyover

09/28/2012, 11:09 am

As Apple apologized on Friday for subpar performance of its new iOS 6 Maps application, Google introduced a new feature that competes with Apple's Flyover: 45-degree satellite images.


Apple CEO Tim Cook apologizes to customers for Maps in iOS 6

09/28/2012, 09:09 am

Apple on Friday published an open letter to customers on behalf of CEO Tim Cook, who formally apologized for Apple's new Maps in iOS 6 and "the frustration this has caused our customers."


Apple fixes accessibility issues with new iOS 6 App Store design

09/28/2012, 08:09 am

Apple has quickly responded to user complaints regarding the use of VoiceOver when browsing the redesigned iPhone App Store in iOS 6.


Google's "iLost" Motorola ad faked an address to "lose" iOS 6 Maps

09/27/2012, 02:09 pm

Google's Motorola Mobility subsidiary went looking for an address that didn't actually exist in an effort to artificially portray Apple's new iOS 6 Maps as deficient.


Apple iOS 6 Wi-Fi problems persist for some iDevice owners

09/27/2012, 03:09 am

A 91-page thread on Apple's Support Communities webpage illustrates what appears to be a significant problem with upgrading iPhone 4S and third-generation iPads to the company's newest mobile operating system, iOS 6.


Street View functionality coming to Google Maps web app in two weeks, report says

09/26/2012, 07:09 pm

In yet another article regarding Apple's bemoaned iOS Maps, The New York Times claims that Google will be adding Street View functionality to its web app in as little as two weeks, giving iOS 6 users access to the exclusive Google Maps feature.


How Google was "skyhooked" by Apple's new iOS 6 Maps

09/26/2012, 05:09 pm

Apple's surprise decision to launch its own Maps service in iOS 6 caught Google off guard in the same manner that Google turned the tables on Skyhook Wireless just two years ago.


Disagreements over turn-by-turn directions prompted Apple to ditch Google Maps

09/26/2012, 04:09 pm

Apple's decision to abandon Google Maps with iOS 6 and implement its own mapping solution was reportedly driven by a disagreement between Apple and Google over turn-by-turn navigation.


Visually impaired users say iOS 6 App Store redesign is a downgrade

09/26/2012, 09:09 am

While Apple's new iOS 6 operating system packs a number of enhanced features for disabled users, the redesigned App Store, iTunes Store and iBookstore have been called a step backward for the visually impaired.