Apple iOS 6 Maps Already Looking Better


Late last month, Apple’s Tim Cook publicly apologized for the numerous problems being reported with the quality of data driving the company’s new iOS 6 Maps app, after dropping Google Maps as its source. Cook made it clear that Apple was going to be working hard to help make things better, and bring Maps back up to the sort of caliber expected from Apple users. It looks like some big strides have already been made, especially when it comes to 3D Flyover views.

Some before-and-after comparisons make it clear just what an improvement’s been possible in only a short amount of time, with locations previously ravaged by bad data, leading to the appearance of glitchy-looking, impossible structures, now showing up complete and correct.

There’s clearly a lot of work to be done still, but these early signs of improvement are promising, and give us hope that this whole Maps disappointment could soon be a distant memory.

Have you noticed any big improvements in Maps data over the last week or so in your neck of the woods?

Source: Apple Insider
Via: BGR

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