Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has spoken about iOS 6’s new Maps app, which has come under fire since its release last week, leaving Google to enjoy the bad press.

Woz says that he purchased his iPhone on Friday by queuing at an Apple Store in Australia, and he loves it so far. One thing he is disappointed by is the Apple Maps app, which arrived with iOS 6 on 19 September and was instantly blasted by iOS users and reviewers for its mistakes and inaccuracies.

“I tried to navigate somewhere, and I couldn’t get to where I wanted to by voice,” he told ZDNet Australia. “So, I was a little disappointed, because I love navigation by voice with my Google [Android] phones, actually, since they always get it and are based on a better database.”

However, Woz did defend Apple, saying that the reports slating the new Maps app may have been exaggerated. “I have been reading about the problems, and I don’t know if they are that severe,” he said.

“Sometimes, there are a lot of complaints about one little thing people spot, but it’s not that hard to deal with in life,” Woz said. “I don’t know yet about Maps – I’m a little worried about the navigation, but I’ve still got it covered with a bunch of other navigation apps.”

Wozniak has also been speaking about the future of technology during a trip to Australia, and has also reportedly applied for an Australian citizenship.

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