I had no idea Google wouldn't give turn by turn directions. That explains a lot about why they were dropped.Maps will get better and the more feedback they get the better it will get. Google Maps was not great when it first came out either and it was the iPhone users that provided the most feedback to improve it. Then Google was so thankful for all the IOS users that they told Apple to go frack themselves and would not allow turn by turn to be on IOS devices even though their product improved to the depth it had due to IOS users and not Droid users.
Granted, I have not experienced any bad directions where I live yet. It has performed very well and I have been pleased. But I also can appreciate the complexities of developing a new mapping system and am willing to give it time to be fully developed. In the end, I have no doubt that it will be better.
Did you try a hard reset? Press the home and power buttons at the same time, ignore the slide to power off and let go when you see the Apple logo.I have been very happy with the new Maps but yesterday it just locked up during navigation. Screen froze and I had to kill the app and restart it and then it did it again and again.
The maps cache, so it still routes you and provides turn by turn directions when you lose your signal. It uses very little data, too. Pretty nice. Apple maps have worked great for me so far as well.I've not witnessed it freeze up on both the iPad 3 or iPhone 4. It's been pretty solid for me apart from beta 1 when it was first released.
Did you cellular signal die so that maps stopped loading or did it literally just lock up?
I was aware of the maps caching, which I thinks a great idea. I didn't know if it would still route you even under lose of signal, that's also a good feature.The maps cache, so it still routes you and provides turn by turn directions when you lose your signal. It uses very little data, too. Pretty nice. Apple maps have worked great for me so far as well.