Writing this post as I wait for all my firmware updates to finish downloading, along with related OSX and Xcode updates. Playing with Apple’s new Maps on iOS6 I have the following reactions.
3D city views with textured buildings– neat!
2D satellite view, still featuring those same 3D textured buildings– Stupid! I don’t want parallax in my satellite view, and I don’t want geometry being downloaded.
Also disappointing when compared to Google’s maps:
- No property boundaries/street numbers marked on vector maps (in Australia)
- No Streetview!
- Too easy to rotate the map while simply trying to zoom.
- Uglier, despite being smoother (vector based).