It is easy for blogs to jump in on the action and start posting negative news about the new iPhone 5 and iOS 6 maps, but the problems reported should be tested first hand before an author starts writing, which is exactly what we did today before writing this article. We took a few screenshots on an iPhone 5 using the new Apple maps, and these highlighted the iOS 6 problems being reported when visiting certain areas in 3D.
The amount of places in iOS 6 maps that are in the wrong area, or include a 3D landscape that don’t look right are numerous, and while we’ve highlighted some of the issues being reported by users it is worth pointing out these are just a couple of what is likely thousands of problems with iOS 6 maps. One Apple spokesperson recently pointed out that the majority of iOS 6 problems will be fixed thanks to user feedback, so if you find an issue with maps then you should report it to help with improving the service.
If you like roller coasters then you need to see Hoover dam in the 3D satellite Apple map view, which shows a road that would be perfect as a fairground attraction. Obviously this is nothing like the road at the real Hoover dam, but just one of the iOS 6 map problems that Apple needs to fix. You can see an iPhone 5 screenshot below that we took moments ago.
Another roller coaster type road can be seen at Porto in Portugal, and you can see this in the image below, but we also wonder if this is a wider issue that Apple can fix for many places at once with a certain code change. If not, then Apple has a big job on their hand fixing many locations in iOS 6 with problems during the 3D view.
Apple designed the new iOS 6 maps from the ground up, and the new app isn’t all bad with amazing flyovers, clear graphics in most areas, crisp text, and when it’s done right the maps in iOS 6 look extremely good when in a 3D satellite view. You can see one such example of this in the image below, which shows how nice these maps look when done right.
Have you spotted problems with iOS 6 maps, and if so share what you found in the comments? We’d love to also hear about the positive things you noticed in Apple maps, which are certainly there if you’re looking for them, but it is fair to say that when problems strike these are certain to upset when expectations are set high.
Apple feel that this is just a start with their own maps, and they point out that it will be “continuously” improved and all feedback helps this process thanks to the service being cloud based, so make sure every issue you find is reported to Apple if you want to see glitches in iOS 6 maps disappear in the near future. We’ve also heard about iPhone 4/4S owners installing iOS 6 and being left with extremely bad battery life, which you can read about in this article from earlier today.
If you want to see the funny side of the iOS 6 map problems, then you got to see the video parody we’ve embedded below, which talks about iOS 6.1 that will include a Quantum Lock feature.