Slow Progress in Maps

Chalk up one more for the “why, yes, I can still bitch and moan even after that incredible WWDC” team: Apple was pretty quiet on the Maps front. Aside from the new indoor positioning site, indicating forthcoming indoor maps, and the improvements in China, Apple’s mapping data still feels like it hasn’t shaken its early reputation. Search still sucks, and my local data is sometimes still a crapshoot.1 Despite the enormous improvements throughout iOS 8, it’s (I think, understandably) frustrating to go yet another year without hearing about progress in the Maps department.

  1. A train station that was closed and demolished a year and a half prior to the launch of Apple Maps is inexplicably still there. (Update: It’s been fixed. The system works!) ↥︎