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  Reply # 689219 21-Sep-2012 08:50 Send private message

ashnizzle: the new maps aint bad. i wonder if google will release their own maps with navigation for ios


That's funny as I think that maps is crud compared to Google maps, my location is about 70 metres out whereas before it was bang on.

The whole of the Kapiti Coast is in black and white!

Edit
Seems like I'm not alone http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/9555177/Apple-criticised-over-new-iPhone-Maps-app.html

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Master Geek


  Reply # 689248 21-Sep-2012 09:31 Send private message

The battery life on my iPhone 4 is shorter on iOS6, I used to get at least 2 days on 5.1.1 but after the update last night the battery only lasted a few hours and it's drained when I woke up this morning. Wish I never updated to this version. Oh Apple...

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  Reply # 689252 21-Sep-2012 09:37 Send private message

Pwned: The battery life on my iPhone 4 is shorter on iOS6, I used to get at least 2 days on 5.1.1 but after the update last night the battery only lasted a few hours and it's drained when I woke up this morning. Wish I never updated to this version. Oh Apple...


My iPhone 4 is fine on iOS6 has made no differance to battery life at all??





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  Reply # 689422 21-Sep-2012 13:53 Send private message

New maps app is terrible. Here in Christchurch I am noticing the following when comparing to old Google maps app:

1) No streetview
2) No property boundaries
3) No street numbers
4) Very few and randomly picked businesses (e.g. you might find some random cafe, but major businesses like Countdown might be missing)
5) Direction of one-way streets missing
6) River Avon missing in CBD
7) Hospitals missing - look at Hagley Park
8) Main feeder roads which were yellow in Google Maps are now white just like every other road
9) Colour of roads (white) way too similar to colour of background (beige).
10) Can't always navigate to general areas, need to put in specific address. e.g. type in Rangiora, it will drop its pin in a field and then say it can't navigate there.
11) 'Traffic' shows closed roads but does not indicate how busy roads are any more, which is surely what 'traffic' is all about.
12) Satellite imagery is pretty fuzzy. For Chch appears to have been taken just after Feb 22nd EQ as shows Cathedral etc damaged.

For a rather spectacular example of POI being dropped in the wrong location, find the corner of Westminster Street and Rutland Street in Christchurch. You'll see 'Shere Punjab Indian Restaurant'. Now tap it to bring up the info for that business - it's in Auckland! Tapping the 'car' icon to give you directions there will even direct you to its actual location in Auckland. So what is it doing there? 

I really hope an official Google Maps app is launched. Apple's maps are just not complete enough right now.

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  Reply # 689452 21-Sep-2012 14:21 Send private message

I wonder if people will be covered by the CGA, if apple have removed google maps/youtube etc, when the phone was sold as having google maps. At the very least I would have thought they would have kept both apps in there for people who had purchased the previous model that was sold with google maps. I suppose if you don't upgrade, then you will continue to keep google maps forever.
I think google maps is far better than apples own one, and google have the resources to run it. Who are apple using to do their mapping service, as it doesn't look like it is anywhere near as comprehensive?

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  Reply # 689454 21-Sep-2012 14:26 Send private message

mattwnz: I wonder if people will be covered by the CGA, if apple have removed google maps/youtube etc, when the phone was sold as having google maps. At the very least I would have thought they would have kept both apps in there for people who had purchased the previous model that was sold with google maps. I suppose if you don't upgrade, then you will continue to keep google maps forever.
I think google maps is far better than apples own one, and google have the resources to run it. Who are apple using to do their mapping service, as it doesn't look like it is anywhere near as comprehensive?


Apple are in partnership with TomTom with the mapping..





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  Reply # 689495 21-Sep-2012 15:11 Send private message

wilt64:

Apple are in partnership with TomTom with the mapping..


I have a tom tom gps and don't find it all that great or accurate in NZ, eg has quite a few errors. I found it really good though in the UK. But i found the tom tom one used to take you on the wrong route. Googles just worked far better in NZ. Maybe the apple one is better in the US and Uk, but they should have tested it in NZ, before removing it as an option.

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  Reply # 689497 21-Sep-2012 15:14 Send private message

steve98: New maps app is terrible. Here in Christchurch I am noticing the following when comparing to old Google maps app:

1) No streetview
2) No property boundaries
3) No street numbers
4) Very few and randomly picked businesses (e.g. you might find some random cafe, but major businesses like Countdown might be missing)
5) Direction of one-way streets missing
6) River Avon missing in CBD
7) Hospitals missing - look at Hagley Park
8) Main feeder roads which were yellow in Google Maps are now white just like every other road
9) Colour of roads (white) way too similar to colour of background (beige).
10) Can't always navigate to general areas, need to put in specific address. e.g. type in Rangiora, it will drop its pin in a field and then say it can't navigate there.
11) 'Traffic' shows closed roads but does not indicate how busy roads are any more, which is surely what 'traffic' is all about.
12) Satellite imagery is pretty fuzzy. For Chch appears to have been taken just after Feb 22nd EQ as shows Cathedral etc damaged.

For a rather spectacular example of POI being dropped in the wrong location, find the corner of Westminster Street and Rutland Street in Christchurch. You'll see 'Shere Punjab Indian Restaurant'. Now tap it to bring up the info for that business - it's in Auckland! Tapping the 'car' icon to give you directions there will even direct you to its actual location in Auckland. So what is it doing there? 

I really hope an official Google Maps app is launched. Apple's maps are just not complete enough right now.


To add to that, I read somewhere that all the public transport functionality has gone.

This is a shame, as I find that very useful when I visit Auckland and need to use buses etc, the numbers, routes and times of which are a mystery to me as I don't live there!

I hate to invoke the spectre of SJ, but things aren't going quite so well without him in the big chair IMO.











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  Reply # 689641 21-Sep-2012 20:07 Send private message

Geektastic: To add to that, I read somewhere that all the public transport functionality has gone.

This is a shame, as I find that very useful when I visit Auckland and need to use buses etc, the numbers, routes and times of which are a mystery to me as I don't live there!

I hate to invoke the spectre of SJ, but things aren't going quite so well without him in the big chair IMO.


Yup, public transport functionality now requires you to purchase a third party application to give you that functionality back.

But if you're looking to travel in Auckland, just download the free Maxx app - it's the official app made by Auckland Transport, and covers buses trains and ferries.  It also gives you real-time bus arrivals like Metroinfo does in Christchurch.

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  Reply # 689758 22-Sep-2012 01:07 Send private message

Presso: Sigh I have updated to 6 but now have no incoming txt sounds. Ringer and everything else seems to be fine but no matter what I do no in coming txt sounds. Just makes a 1 sec vibrate and thats it. Anybody else having this problem ??


Fixed this was the way I had things set but I have seen it catch out other people as well from post's I have seen on apple
s web site so I guess they could have made the instructions a little clearer for us dumber people.

I set a schedule on do disturb then turned the do not disturb feature to on. This is NOT the way to do it, when you switch the do not disturb switch to on its unconditional and you will not receive any sounds of incoming txts and any calls will go straight to voice mail.
If like me you set a schedule just leave do not disturb set to off and the schedule will auto turn on the feature at the time you have set.

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  Reply # 690082 23-Sep-2012 08:47 Send private message

It would appear that iOS6 has somehow broken Westpac online banking.

Using an updated iPhone 4S, or iPad3 and Safari browser - the web-based online banking page presents a message saying:

Sorry... but we were unable to complete your last request. If you continue to receive this message we may be experiencing problems, in which case we will be working to solve these issues as quickly as possible.

This message is presented after logging in where you would normally expect to see your account details.

Online banking using the site works fine on the desktop PC and the iPad in the household that has yet to be updated to iOS6.

I have confirmed this a friend and relative who also bank with Westpac and have iOS devices and can replicate the issue.





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  Reply # 690083 23-Sep-2012 08:55 Send private message

UncleArk: It would appear that iOS6 has somehow broken Westpac online banking.

Using an updated iPhone 4S, or iPad3 and Safari browser - the web-based online banking page presents a message saying:

Sorry... but we were unable to complete your last request. If you continue to receive this message we may be experiencing problems, in which case we will be working to solve these issues as quickly as possible.

This message is presented after logging in where you would normally expect to see your account details.

Online banking using the site works fine on the desktop PC and the iPad in the household that has yet to be updated to iOS6.

I have confirmed this a friend and relative who also bank with Westpac and have iOS devices and can replicate the issue.






Just tried in iOS6 4S, all fine.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 690086 23-Sep-2012 09:30 Send private message

tdgeek:
UncleArk: It would appear that iOS6 has somehow broken Westpac online banking.

Using an updated iPhone 4S, or iPad3 and Safari browser - the web-based online banking page presents a message saying:

Sorry... but we were unable to complete your last request. If you continue to receive this message we may be experiencing problems, in which case we will be working to solve these issues as quickly as possible.

This message is presented after logging in where you would normally expect to see your account details.

Online banking using the site works fine on the desktop PC and the iPad in the household that has yet to be updated to iOS6.

I have confirmed this a friend and relative who also bank with Westpac and have iOS devices and can replicate the issue.






Just tried in iOS6 4S, all fine.


Gosh how interesting, and somewhat annoying (nothing worse than an inconsistent experience).

EDIT:

Gosh I feel rather silly now!

I just went into SETTINGS and clicked on the "Clear Cookies And Data" option in the Safari tab and what do you know - it works again!

I guess the lesson here is that I need to experiment more before posting - although it's a good message for anyone else having issues with websites after upgrading - clear your data and all may be well again :)

Thanks for your reply though - because of the consistent "break" I never thought to try that - so in effect you have pretty much helped me fix my issue!

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  Reply # 690092 23-Sep-2012 09:46 Send private message

UncleArk:
tdgeek:
UncleArk: It would appear that iOS6 has somehow broken Westpac online banking.

Using an updated iPhone 4S, or iPad3 and Safari browser - the web-based online banking page presents a message saying:

Sorry... but we were unable to complete your last request. If you continue to receive this message we may be experiencing problems, in which case we will be working to solve these issues as quickly as possible.

This message is presented after logging in where you would normally expect to see your account details.

Online banking using the site works fine on the desktop PC and the iPad in the household that has yet to be updated to iOS6.

I have confirmed this a friend and relative who also bank with Westpac and have iOS devices and can replicate the issue.






Just tried in iOS6 4S, all fine.


Gosh how interesting, and somewhat annoying (nothing worse than an inconsistent experience).

EDIT:

Gosh I feel rather silly now!

I just went into SETTINGS and clicked on the "Clear Cookies And Data" option in the Safari tab and what do you know - it works again!

I guess the lesson here is that I need to experiment more before posting - although it's a good message for anyone else having issues with websites after upgrading - clear your data and all may be well again :)

Thanks for your reply though - because of the consistent "break" I never thought to try that - so in effect you have pretty much helped me fix my issue!


No worries. Can't blame you though, upgrade OS then get problem, fair to expect the upgrade caused it, I would have too.

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  Reply # 690408 24-Sep-2012 09:34 Send private message

Depending on which sites you read (9to5Mac for eg), Google will very shortly, if it hasn't already, submit its Maps app to the App Store for approval. Whether it comes under the "duplicate functionality" tag is anyone's guess however.

When Tom Tom were approached about the issues with iOS6 maps they were quite keen to wash their hands of it, saying they only provide the data to Apple. The trick is then to apply that information accurately, and that is the job of Apple's very new mapping team.

I have both Tom Tom and Sygic apps (the latter covers Australia too) at the cost of about $140 for both. The addition of turn by turn in the free iOS6 Maps is a great start, and look at it this way, it can only get better, doubly so if you report missing, lost or bad information which you can do right in the app.

As for lacking transport directions etc, Apples stance is\was that specialist 3rd party apps always did it better. They'll probably end up buying one shortly and integrate it with iOS, ala Yelp. Whether that helps anyone outside of NA is again anyone's guess.

Other issues I've found in iOS6 are minor but odd to me. Firstly, receiving iMessages on my 4S I don't get any audible alerts. There's nothing in Sounds for Messages, only Texts. Dunno about that one.

Secondly, the swoosh sound when sending emails gets played the moment you press the Send button now. This is a bit disingenuous because it hasn't actually sent the email yet. Previously I could quite happily send an email, lock the screen and wait for the swoosh to know the email had been sent. Currently I have to wait to make sure it goes. It rarely fails, but the swoosh was always my confirmation.

Thirdly, Auto Brightness... what the heck has happened there. Turned on, it dims the screen to unreadable levels in daylight. Totally backward. I've turned this off for now.

Positives: The VIP and Flagged setup for Mail and pull down to refresh function.
The Do Not Disturb function is nicely, simply implemented.
The panorama camera is very cool, seamless stitching.
Shared photo stream is excellent. Makes sending pictures to the 'folks effortless on their part.
Siri on iPad. I was always a fan of the existing dictation for emails and messages, but now I can use Siri to do the set up and sending for me.

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