The first update for HopStop since Apple's acquisition is out, and it proves that Apple's not just lifting the best elements from the popular navigational tool for public transportation and tacking them into its Apple Maps app. In addition to the features that attracted Apple in the first place, HopStop now lets you send information about delays and incidents in real time.
Christmas came early late last year as Santa’s elves restored Google Maps to iOS as a third-party app. Seven months later, the mobile Maps has already hit version 2.0 with another stocking full of enhancements, including native support for the iPad. At first glance, Google Maps 2.0 looks identical to the previous version – iOS users were the first to receive this all-new user interface, which finally started arriving on Android devices over the summer. The moment you begin searching, however, changes abound.
Along with the update to iOS 6, the iPad 3, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 also received a large Maps update that includes turn-by-turn navigation features previously only available with 3rd party applications. With the new features, you can now use Siri or the Maps application to find a destination and then navigate to it.
Since it just came up in a Twitter conversation, I figured I might as well remind everyone about the biggest bummer in iOS 6: The new Maps app doesn't have public-transit directions, like the old Google Maps-based Maps app did in iOS 5 and earlier. The new Maps app doesn't leave you totally high and dry, though -- it suggests alternate apps for your location. But there's one little problem...
With iOS 6 -- out today! -- Apple added a lot of useful features to the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. From Passbook, to the new Maps app, to capturing panoramas in the revamped Camera app. Apple has brought a lot of fit and finish to iOS 6, and we'll show you how to get the most out of these new features.
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.
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.