iOS 6 is the latest update of the Apple’s OS ,it has been rolled out yesterday from Apple’s servers for the iPhones and iDevices . Everything went fine about the iOS6 except Maps , reports coming from all around the corners are not much positive about the Apple’s home grown Maps Application . Apple discontinued Google Maps from it’s iOS 6 and implemented its’ own mapping system .There are inaccuracies of the locations ,missing cities ,and wrong imagery of 3D landscapes. A twitter user called @fake_iOS6maps has initially made this complaints and now his account has been suspended there. BBC managed to organize the information from the tweets about Apple Maps .
Museum in river
Among the user complaints regarding Apple’s maps sent to the BBC were:
Users have complained about the quality of satellite images in the new software (bottom)
- Some towns appear to be missing, such as Stratford-upon-Avon and Solihull.
- Others, like Uckfield in East Sussex, are in the wrong location.
- Satellite images of various locations, particularly in Scotland, are obscured by cloud.
- A search for Manchester United Football Club directs users to Sale United Football Club, a community team for ages five and above.
- Users also reported missing local places, such as schools, or strange locations. Another screenshot showed a furniture museum that was apparently located in a river.
Here the qualities of the Google Map and Apple Map are compared .
People are disappointed over Apple’s half baked Maps application in iOS . Apple has obtained the Map Data from famous Mapping services like Tom Tom . But the the design and the implementation of the Map date is done my Apple itself . Google maps not available for download at Apple Store . But still people can access the Google Map via the phone’s browser . It is reported that there were lot of negative feedbacks about the Apple Maps by the beta testers ,and Apple would have made up better by the final release time . Apple still keep mum on this matter .
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Samsung had a ride on Apple ,with it’s Galaxy S3 Vs. Apple iPhone comparison ad campaign which appeared on print media in US. Apple Fan boys (Girls ?) had given many replies to the Samsung’s ad . Now it’s time for Nokia(Published this comparison on their Facebook Page) ,but they have revealed existence of their competitive device Lumia 920 and it’s improvements over iPhone 5 in an infograph politely ,like a school student suggesting better idea to the teacher .[No hard words used like Samsung did in their campaign ]
Here is the comparison of Nokia Lumia 920 and iPhone 5 ,no hard words ,no silly comments ,just Nokia positioning it’s device by simple illustrations .
Of course Nokia Lumia 920 has better screen size, better maps,wireless charging ,purevew night shot camera and some other better features over iPhone 5 ,but they have conveniently forgotten to mention that iPhone is running world’s most innovative and sleek iOS ,that cannot be compared with the Windows Phone (O/S) which is immature for years . 🙂
Sales of Nokia’s flagship device Lumia 920 is going to decide the destiny of the company and C.E.O Stephen Elop both. It has been about two years since Stephen took charge as the C.E.O of Nokia . Nokia had a great fall of the shares from the time of shift to Windows phone eco system leaving it’s home grown Symbian O/S. Reports suggest that in the quarter that ended in June, Nokia sold 6 million Symbian powered handsets while it managed to sell less than 4 million Windows Phone powered handsets in the same time period. It doesn’t seem a good gain of the market .
Stephen Elop’s responsibility is regaining the market share of one time mobile giant .But things didn’t change to that level,but went worse. Microsoft’s WP is not an attractive O/S like the modern Android systems and iOS . Microsoft is struggling for many years to bring the WP O/S up ,the younger brother Android took up above 52% of the market share in US ,while the elder has about only 4% as per a report offered by Comscore in a quarter ending July 2012.
Windows Phone 8 + Lumia 920 = Nokia’s Fate
Nokia has a great hope on the upcoming Windows Phone Lumia 920 but analysts see ,that nothing is gong to boom the market share . Apple has a great sale of above 2 Million iPhones within 24 hours of the launch online ,and Samsung sold about 20 million Galaxy S3 phones within the first 100 days of it’s launch ,there are more models are being baked up by other Competitors too. Nokia is not the only Windows Phone 8 hand set manufacturer ,HTC and Samsung are the other people to take into consideration . Samsung already started to take the leadership of the mobile market and it has a good name for offering polished devices with some unique feature .HTC and Samsung both have announced their Windows 8 phone ,that will be in the market soon.
A delayed Windows Phone 8 ,a delay in the race for Nokia
Nokia has announced the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 running Windows Phone 8 ,but the release date is unsure for the company itself as Microsoft is dragging the final release of the WP8 system. Apple iPhone5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 are already in the game . Nokia Lumia WP8 phones are going to be the late comers and make the situation bad . As analysts say “The Christmas of going to be Apple’s “
After the appointment of Stephen Elop ,it seems Nokia has jumped into the fire from the pan !
As Apple promised ,they have released the iOS 6 for the other existing iPhone,iPads and iDevices . Not only the iPhone 5 ,but your previous versions of hardware also now ready to be upgraded with iOS6.
iOS 6 offers you a lot of new features ,including the brand new Maps from Apple (not Google )with voice navigation and comparatively more functional Siri voice assistant . Siri in iOS 6 ,understands more commands and works more precisely,then the Facebook integration on iOS6 is a vital update for most of us . iOS is the first software update offered by Apple over the air.[means you can check the update from your phone and download directly via wi-fi or data plan )
List of iPhones and iPads eligible for the iOS6 update
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 3GS
- iPad 2
- All other new iPad and iPod Touch devices
How to update your iPhone and iPads to iOS 6 ?
It’s pretty simple ,just go to the software update menu on your device and find whether ,your one is getting the update. If you want to update using your computer ,just start the iTunes and check for the update ,but make sure that you have installed iTunes version 10.7 at least .
Please note that the time of availability of the update may vary depends on your location and carrier .