Apple Maps

  • Is that the Loch Ness monster on Apple Maps? April 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Is the shape that we can see in Apple Maps' satellite image of Loch Ness that of Nessie, the legendary monster that many believe inhabits the waterbody in the Scottish Highlands? The giant squid like shape was also previously spotted on Google Earth about five years ago. Andrew Dixon and...
  • Glitch in the Apple Maps app again guides drivers to US airport runway September 28, 2013

    Anchorage: To the chagrin and worry of Alaska transportation officials, Apple reactivated maps app directions Friday that guide drivers to the edge of a runway instead of a terminal at the Fairbanks airport. Apple had notified Fairbanks International Airport officials that the faulty directions had been disabled. Officials, though, noticed the app...
  • Review: New Google Maps for iPhone reigns superior December 15, 2012

    New York: Like a lot of people, I was happy and relieved to see Google Maps return to the iPhone. I'd been frustrated with the Apple mapping software that had replaced it three months ago. For one thing, it didn't have public transit directions, a feature important for New Yorkers...
  • Google Maps app returns to iPhone December 13, 2012

    San Francisco: Google Maps have found their way back to the iPhone. The world's most popular online mapping system returned on late Wednesday with the release of the Google Maps' iPhone app. The release comes nearly three months after Apple replaced Google Maps as the device's built-in navigation system and...
  • Apple executive refused to apologise for Maps: Report October 31, 2012

    New York: The head of Apple's iPhone software development was asked to resign after he refused to sign a letter apologising for the flaws of Apple's mapping application, according to a published report. The Wall Street Journal says Scott Forstall's refusal was the latest clash between him and other executives, and...
  • Review: Apple maps app vs Google Maps app October 6, 2012

    Fremont: Apple's new maps app came out the day I started a 2,243-mile road trip through four states. As complaints about it trickled in and Apple's CEO apologised, I was left wondering whether people were using the same app I was. Although it's not flawless or as good as Google's maps...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook recommends Google Maps September 29, 2012

    San Francisco: Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook apologised Friday to customers frustrated with glaring errors in its new Maps service and, in an unusual move for the consumer giant, directed them to rival services such as Google Inc's Maps instead. The rare apology follows Apple's launch of its own mapping...
  • Full text of Apple CEO Tim Cook's apology letter to customers September 29, 2012

    New York: Apple CEO Tim Cook apologised for the company's error-ridden new mobile mapping service that was launched in iOS 6, the latest version of its mobile operating system. Cook pledged to improve the application and, in an unusual mea culpa, invited frustrated consumers to turn to the competition. In...
  • Apple CEO apologises for error-ridden maps app September 29, 2012

    New York: Apple CEO Tim Cook apologised on Friday for the company's error-ridden new mobile mapping service, pledging to improve the application installed on tens of millions of smartphones and, in an unusual mea culpa, inviting frustrated consumers to turn to the competition. In a letter posted online Friday, Cook said...
  • Apple dumped Google Maps over voice-guided directions September 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Reports suggest that Apple had no other option left but to come up with its own home-grown Maps in iOS 6. According to AllThingsD, Apple "felt it had no choice but to replace Google Maps with its own, because of a disagreement over a key feature: Voice-guided turn-by-turn driving...
  • Google Maps goes underwater with panoramic images September 26, 2012

    New Delhi: While Apple is trying hard to fix the issues with Apple Maps in iOS 6 to point out correctly the places on the earth's surface, Google is taking users the depths of the oceans with its first underwater panoramic images in Google Maps. "With these vibrant and stunning photos...
  • Motorola lampoons Apple Maps in iOS 6 September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Samsung has been poking fun at the Apple iPhone 5 with its ads and now Google-owned Motorola Mobility is also not letting the opportunity of a gibe slip away. Motorola Mobility in its posts on leading social networking services takes a swipe at the Apple Maps snafu. Apple Maps...
  • Analysis: iPhone 5 defines Apple success, Tim Cook-style September 23, 2012

    San Francisco: Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs when it comes to leading Apple Inc. As the debut of the new iPhone 5 just proved, that may not be a bad thing. The taller, thinner and lighter phone prompted a rush on Wall Street to raise price targets for Apple stock,...
  • Apple Maps on iOS 6 leaves users lost September 21, 2012

    San Francisco: An entire city is in the ocean, a farm has been labelled as an airport, highways end in the middle of nowhere and a hospital now covers the entire centre of British city Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's home. Welcome to the new world of Apple Maps that greeted iPhone and iPad...