Apple has issued a statement in response to the major criticism its new Maps app has received since it launched with iOS 6 on Wednesday. Users have been reporting missing train stations, relocated landmarks, buildings in rivers and many more inaccuracies in Apple’s new map service.
“Customers around the world are upgrading to iOS 6 with over 200 new features including Apple Maps, our first map service,” Apple spokeswoman Trudy Miller told AllThingsD. “We are excited to offer this service with innovative new features like Flyover, turn-by-turn navigation, and Siri integration. We launched this new map service knowing it is a major initiative and that we are just getting started with it.”
“Maps is a cloud-based solution and the more people use it, the better it will get,” Miller continued. “We appreciate all of the customer feedback and are working hard to make the customer experience even better.”
Many users are desperate to get Google’s Maps app back, and the Guardian reports that Google “is enjoying the bad press Apple is suffering.”
The Guardian’s sources have said that Google is working on a Maps app for iOS 6, but there is no guarantee that Apple will approve it in the App Store.
In the meantime, if you, like many others, really don’t like Apple’s Maps app, here’s how to get Google Maps back on an iOS 6 iPhone.
Our Macworld poll of more than 520 people has revealed that more than half of our readers want Google Maps back, while almost 20 per cent have decided not to update to iOS 6 after hearing about the mistakes and inaccuracies in the Maps app.
You can also see the best of Apple's Map blunders on the The Amazing iOS 6 Maps blog.
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