Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

The Maps Data Gap

Steve Wildstrom on Techpinions:

The worst problems continue to be in the map database. I know that in some places, such as the San Francisco Bay area, the maps are pretty good. But in my neck of the woods, they stink.

And a similar sentiment from Michael Tsai:

Apple itself has barely said anything about maps lately. Nearly every time I’ve tried to use Apple Maps, it has gotten something important wrong. Google Maps has rarely given me any trouble.

I’ll have more on this tomorrow, but online services like Maps are clearly Apple’s weakness. The excuses for why they’re not good enough aren’t helpful to the millions of iPhone owners who simply don’t want to get lost.