“Apple’s new Maps in iOS 6 certainly has some significant flaws, but its real problems have been overshadowed by a small number of reports calling attention to minor glitches that are relatively insignificant,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider.
“Looking at the current status of Maps, it’s pretty easy to identify the errors that are being discussed. Most of these are not really intrinsic to the design of the Maps app itself, which is (unsurprisingly) very similar in layout and functionality to Apple’s original Maps app,” Dilger reports. “There are two significant features that are missing in the new Maps app however: Google’s Street View and Transit directions. Flyover provides a partial alternative to Street View, but it’s not available in nearly as many areas (currently it is limited primarily to select, larger urban U.S. areas)… If you’re outside the limited coverage of Flyover, your only real option to preview a particular destination is to download Google Earth (which provides a lower quality alternative to Flyover but with more coverage) or another third party app or website providing similar birds-eye views. ”
Dilger reports, “There are three solutions to the missing Transit directions… ”
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