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Not “Upgrading” my IPhone/IPAD

Being a techie geek, I always want the latest and greatest tech stuff. I’ve received the upgrade popup on both my Iphone and IPad but have not clicked it. Why???   One reason….Google Maps.

My daughter upgraded her IPhone to the latest IOS which replaced Google Maps with Apple’s Maps which they get from Tom Tom. While the turn-by-turn instructions have been enhanced in the Apple Maps, showing traffic jams is a big disappointment.

We were in SLO the night before last and when traveling there, there was a car accident on 101 in Shell Beach in addition to the normal slow down entering Shell Beach going South.  The Google Maps showed the slow downs (yellow) and the stoppage (red) on the map for each direction.  The Apple Maps….NOTHING.  We did look a bit later and it did have some dotted red lines around the Shell Beach area of the accident but it was pretty lame, IMO.

I’m traveling to Los Angeles next week and the Google maps have been EXTREMELY helpful before when I’ve traveled to LA (and any other place).  Google maps is one of my favorite apps on my Ipad/Iphone.

I think I’ll wait until Google comes out with a stand alone maps application that I can download before I upgrade to the new IOS…which may be awhile.

Written by Keith Byrd - Go to Keith's Website/Profile