Could Apple have actually known about the deficiencies in the new iOS 6 Maps app well ahead of its launch? That's what six developers are claiming in a new report detailing how faults in Maps were called out months before its release.
Before you write the new iOS 6-based Maps app off as a total loser, consider this: Its vector-based maps are actually capable of taking you further without an internet connection, thanks to automatic caching.
Now that Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged the problem with the new iOS 6 Maps app, all eyes are on Cupertino as we wait to see how they'll fix the issues. Unfortunately, there may be no quick fix this time around.
So how's that OS X Mountain Lion working out for everyone, one day later? We're seeing an annoying issue with our MacBook Pro with Retina Display losing track of our USB 3.0 hub whenever the notebook sleeps, but otherwise it's been smooth sailing. Speaking of sailing, have you flown over L.A. or Boston or even San Francisco lately? Now you can, thanks to Google Earth 7.0. This and a few other tidbits make up our recap for Thursday, July 26, 2012.
Apple’s senior vice president of iOS software Scott Forstall today previewed iOS 6, the next generation of the company’s mobile operating system at WWDC 2012, which includes an all-new Maps app as well as Passbook.
If you believe the rumor mill, Apple executives will address developers on Monday morning and update almost their entire product line in the space of less than two hours. To avoid disappointment, just keep repeating: “It’s only a keynote… it’s only a keynote… it’s only a keynote…”
WWDC 2012 is less than two weeks away now, so that means Apple is finally getting all their ducks in a row with developers, today announcing not only a schedule of events (minus a bunch of stuff yet to be announced), an iOS app for the event and even a time and date for the keynote. It's sure to be an exciting event, and you can bet that MacLife.com will have all the details as things unfold. In the meantime, pull up a chair and soak in the day's tech news for Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
While there’s certainly nothing wrong with the Google-powered Maps app we’ve had since the original iPhone, it could be argued that it’s time for Apple to shake things up and go their own way -- and that could indeed be happening with iOS 6.
There are plenty of GPS apps in the App Store for turn-by-turn navigation, but few are dedicated to route planning or exploration. If the built-in Maps app isn’t getting the job done for you, the folks at CoPilot may have just the thing -- and it’s free and universal.